I’m a self-taught ‘graphic designer‘. I hesitate to use that title since I have no formal instruction… I don’t even come close to a professional… and I wing it with software I can afford. But I still do it… usually with no purpose other than cards or party invitations or graphics for this blog (and occasionally someone else’s blog).
I finally took a leap and began gearing my work toward things I thought I might be able to sell. It’s not Etsy… not yet. I’ve got (a lot) more prep work to do on that.
[Before I continue, I have to tell you… I am really uncomfortable with this post. Sharing things I’ve created — no problem. Even sharing deep personal issues — no problem. But selling? Self-promotion? Makes me anxious. If you think this is an obnoxious post, please ignore me. No hard feelings. Oh hell, I won’t even know!]
At first, I designed a bunch of journals because I love to write… and I have a stationery fetish. I have more than 20 different designs available. Then I jumped to notebooks (yes, the paper fetish). And then I went a bit crazy because I was having so much fun… so now there are all sorts of other things, too… cards, phone cases, mugs, tees, pillows, bags…
I have cleverly named my shop ‘what sandra makes‘. I know. I’m a genius.
Here are a few of the many designs I’ve done. (Yeah, moody.)Whether you’re interested in buying or not, I hope you’ll take a look… just for kicks… to see how I’ve been spending far too much time lately. I’m kind of proud of some of my work. But I’m curious which ones people like even if no one’s buying. And I’m sure I’m not finished. Maybe I won’t make a penny… but I’m having fun. My life needs fun.
I promise I will not keep posting about this because that would definitely be obnoxious… this blog wasn’t created to be a selling tool. I will only maybe mention it when I have something I’m especially proud of that I want to share. And I’ve added a little widget to the sidebar for your convenience… it will just quietly sit there. I’m terrible at self-promotion. It makes me feel sleazy. Self-deprecation? Yeah… that’s my wheelhouse.
Thanks for indulging me.
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