On and off, I’ve been working on a series of girls with little nuggets of wisdom. Just simple thoughtful messages. As I tinkered with the designs, I’ve come to realize this is a series that will never be finished. I’m not very prolific compared to some and I’m prone to tinker with tiny details for much too long. A teacher once told me that it’s good to keep playing until you’ve gone too far. Then you know that you’ve explored enough. But I think that I often get lost in the deep end…

Regardless, I’m really happy with my little girl characters and since there’s an endless supply of thoughtful messages to illustrate, I’ll add on as time goes by. I’ve actually created 12 so far, which could make a nice 2012 calendar. I think I’ll make myself one for sure…

However, I’m not quite certain how to make my work, work for me, in a financial sense. Calendars? Prints? Postcard sets? I’m not really equipped to print from home, so I’m turning to print on demand services online. Although, I really long to see them on real-life products, hence art licensing is always in the back of my mind. I think they would be great on products, carry a little inspiration and encouragement with you! Of course, everyone loves their own work. Tee hee! I suppose it takes some trial and error to figure out what will work. I’m uploading them to offer necklaces, keychains and magnets so far on Zazzle.

Let me know what you think! I can be wishy washy one day, then completely stubborn to a set plan of action the next day. Perhaps I don’t know how to present my own work in the best light. Maybe you can help me out with your ideas? What do you think of the series? Do you have a favorite girl and message? Any requests?

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