A fiend for designing with black and white patterns
Whether Zentangle and Zentangle Inspired Art, (which we'll be revisiting later in this blog,) or - now it seems - just creating AND using others' repeating patterns, I have another nominal, intermittent addiction.
I realized just how strong this affinity for black and white had been right about the time I was uncovering the incredible tools offered to Zazzle designers and shoppers wanting to customize their own gifts and cards. My earlier experience with Print on Demand (heretofore POD) designing had been fun too, and even addictive then, as well. However discovering the sheer volume of items to be printed, paired with the customizing potential available in this system took my near-obsession to the next level.
Having created a few thousand items to sell in the Zazzle marketplace since opening the Printed Muserie Zazzle store, all while keeping it mostly a secret online has been "all well and good" as my mom used to say on a fairly regular basis. But now it's time to pull this all together and start sharing the things I've designed!
The printedmuserie.com domain was purchased last year and I pointed it to a page where I wrote some things about the journey on my main website, melodywatson.com. Now it's time to dive in and make this thing real in the most tangible of web terms. As I get this new site started, I'll be writing little back stories (among my favorite things) about the kinds of things I design. Whether types of designs, such as the black and white merchandise I mentioned here, or brand new original art pieces, I want this site to be used to explore the creative process while also promoting the brand. As with all my endeavors, it is and will continue to be a learning process and an evolving journey I take in this online arena. I can't wait to see what happens!