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In the past few months, in between my other tasks which have been keeping me very busy, I’ve put in a little time here and there, creating some more designs, specifically focusing on abstracts. Following, for example, is the top of the Empire State Building.
I noticed recently in my Zazzle shop that many of my images were limited in size and shape, and so that impacted on the number of posters I was able to provide.
I’m slowly working my way through and uploading some of my older images onto the posters to ensure there is a broader range available.
Here for example is one of the new posters, using one of my older images:Link here
Thanks for dropping by.
First off, let me apologise for not posting anything recently – I have been extremely busy with selling my home and buying a new one. That means I will continue being very busy for a few more weeks yet, so I may not get back to post much during the next 6 weeks or so.
I LOVE to create quirky and unusual images, not just because they’re fun, but because I think it would be great to wear or have something unique and attention grabbing that makes you stand out from the crowd. Following are some of the images that I have created that I thought you might enjoy. These are available on a multitude of items in the various shops.
First is the cute frog in a tux. As you can see here, it’s available in a mousepad.
I found an image of the fellow in the top-hat in a balloon – a genuine photo from the early 20th century that I repaired, edited and coloured. I wondered how I could make it quirkier still, and eventually came up with the following:
For some reason, I wanted to make a crazy piglet, and here he is:
I began my quest into really quirky territory when I came across this little chipmunk photo and wondered how I could feature chipmunks and squirrels in quirky images.
The next step was to put a squirrel into space.
Since I was already into a squirrel theme, I thought it might be funny to make a squirrel the monster or creature in an old-fashioned horror movie.
This naturally led into ideas of classic horror movies combined with the squirrel theme:
Finally, a parody of the movie classed as one of the worst horror movies of all times, I went a little overboard with “Invasion of the Killer Tomato Squirrels”:
I still have other squirrel ideas swirling around in my head, but I decided to take a break from squirrel horror movie themes for a while. I love it though, when I come across quirky old, black and white photos. Sometimes ideas dance around in my mind for months before I come up with a concept that I think will do it justice. Here for example is one such image that I am yet to colour and place into an appropriate scene:
That’s about all for the moment – my mind is unfortunately, very focussed on packing and moving house and all the myriad tasks I need to complete. So, my creative juices will have to be put on hold for a bit.
I look forward to catching up with you soon.
While my earlier images were very retro, such as the ones from the Art Deco era, for the past few months I have been focussing on quirky designs. More specifically recently, I have undertaken a series of images in the horror movie poster theme with squirrels as the main focus. I thought it would be quite funny to have squirrels as the villains because they are among the cutest and sweetest little creatures around.
Here is the latest image which is a parody of the classic horror movie and musical “Phantom of the Opera” – it’s now available in the online shops:
You can find products with this image on these links:
USA (CafePress): http://www.cafepress.com/missterrywoman2/s_phantom?design=80062932
On a similar theme, I created the following image as a parody of the iconic movie “Silence of the Lambs.” I’m not 100% happy with it at this stage, though it looks similar to the original movie poster. I may come back to this one at a later time and see what more I can do with it.
One of the most time-consuming chores associated with owning online shops is the actual creation of the items in the shops themselves. It often works out that I spend around 2-3 days uploading and updating everything into the stores. Unfortunately that leaves me just 2 days or so to research, find uncopyrighted images if I need them, and then create the new image. That of course doesn’t include the time I spend developing the ideas in the first place.
Over the coming weeks/months I will continue to share earlier images that I’ve created including the remaining squirrel horror parodies.