Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cocktail Cat Test Print

I have been thinking that I need to turn some of my groovy cats into line art for screen prints. I can then print them on towels and shirts. I get great feedback on my cats, but not really sales. So, my thought is that if I make them more "functional" they might stand a better chance of finding new "homes".

I have been working on many, but thought I'd share Cocktail Cat. In reality, I may get nice feedback on my designs, but do I really get any view on my Etsy shop? Not really. Is that disturbing? Absolutely. I can create treasuries until I'm blue in the face, but that doesn't seem to be what works (no matter what any Etsy expert might say). I can relist until I'm blue in the face, and, well the same.

Anyway, while I try to figure out what the hell I need to do to get my handmade items out there, I thought I'd share my first test print of my Cocktail Cat. I turned my collage into black and white line art and just tweaked it a bit.  Here are the "before" and "after" results. I was actually quite happy with the test print. Now, for the fabric printing. Of course, that will come after work, my mom's doctor appointment and my trip to the vet.


  1. You know that I like your work. Have you looked on your shop stats to see where your views are coming from? It might be worth posting your work on Pinterest or Stumbled Upon and then checking your views again.
    I have the same porblem on my UK site, hardly any views and only two sales. It's strange.

  2. It must be very frustrating to be an artist. When I go to craft shows and art festivals, I try to stop in each booth because it's just too sad to see the artist sitting there alone as crowds pass by. I also hate to hear shoppers say, "Oh I could make that" loud enough for the artist to hear. I hope your sales pick up.

  3. I think you should look into licensing your designs as well. Very strong and bold and fun color/style.