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My Zazzle Shop

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 I've been putting my designs on products over at Zazzle.com for awhile now but realized I had never really posted much about it.  I do have a Zazzle tab above. But here are a few of my best selling items.   I started doing it at Christmas when my grandson wanted an apron with my doodle design for his girlfriend.  Since I hadn't done any screen printed designs like I had done previously, Zazzle was the easiest way to get my designs on a product in time for him to give at Christmas.  Once I got started I couldn't stop.  Check out my shop, not only are there aprons and tote bags, but pillows, mugs, office accessories.  You can also customize some of the items.   Summer art events are beginning to come back this year.  So excited to have the opportunity to participate again this summer.   It's been a long year without the art fairs to sell my art.  Watch my Events page for updates on summer events.   Thanks for visiting, Cyndee Starr

Washougal Studio Artist Tour

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 Finally some light at the end of the tunnel.  My first art event for over a year is now scheduled for Mothers Day Weekend May 8 and 9.  So excited to have the opportunity as a guest artist to participate in the tour again.  This will be my 3rd year with the group.  Lots of great returning artist and a few new ones.  We'll even have the Runaway Kitchen Food Cart joining us.   I have a years worth of new work to show.  This last year has been very productive for me as far as new work goes.  Maybe not in other ways.  But some good and some bad.   Hope to see you at the tour in May.  A great way to spend time with your Mom. Thanks for visiting. Cyndee Starr

February First

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 January went fast.  Since we've had such a mild winter here in SW Washington I've been kind of thinking garden already.  Still have some clean up in the yard but nothing major.   Since the quarantine, eating out has been pretty limited, we do have some outdoor places open again here and getting to like it.  The pandemic is going to change our idea of outdoor eating.  One place where I met my daughters one evening had RR containers divided into two separate  eating areas with a table.  The containers surrounded an area with a big tent cover and picnic tables with table top propane fire pits.  Not a fine dinning place more pub like.  Thinking maybe I need a table top fire pit.  We've been meeting in the garage occasionally since I'm the only one that has room in my garage.  I do actually park my car in the garage.   I do have a few new art pieces, and just complete a commission doodle of a friends dog.    I will be posting these for sale in my Etsy Shop before the day is

New Year, New Outlook

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 I'm cautiously optimistic, but headed forward.  I decide to keep blogging instead of a website.  I have some of the same capabilities at less cost.  At least till I see how well my sales are online.   I've been rebuilding my Etsy Shop  . So far I have 97 items posted, prints, notecards and started addling some of my 6 inch tiles.  Hope to get some of my collage framed prints and maybe some of my recycled candlestick birdhouses.  Shipping is my hold back.  The next items to post are more fragile and require additional packing.   I started out last year with lots of new work and product but one by one all the scheduled events cancelled.  But now with my Etsy Shop better stocked I've been making a few sales.  Just have to work on the marketing part of online selling.  Since I now have the time there is no excuse.   I've also been doing some designing on Zazzle to my shop.  It's fun to see your designs on product but without the upfront cost.  I do get a small percen

One Day at a time

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 This Pandemic has caused so many changes to our lives this year.  Like so many we, Artist, have lost our source of income.  Summer art fairs and festivals were cancelled and the holiday bazaars.  Which means we need to have a better online presents.  Which I have been working on recently.   I have returned to my Etsy Shop  and added new work to my Zazzle Shop .  I've created lots of new products on Zazzle, even put some designs on products related to home office .    These collections, using my original designs each include a mug, mouse pad, and coaster.  A couple of them include a comfy pillow for your desk chair, one has a matching tote bag when you do need to make that trip to the company office.  Currently my Etsy shop is stocked with my new work, mostly from this year.  I'm trying to get all my work completed during the Pandemic posted.  Then hope to get some  holiday gift ideas posted too.   Trying to stay busy,  always yard work, now the raking and cleaning up needs to

I'm Still Here

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And creating lots of new work. Some roses from a neighbors garden,  a lily photo from a friend that likes to make sure I have photos to doodle.  And an old photo revisited.    My black and white doodles have been mostly flowery this year.  I've been playing with a little colorization and layering on a water color background. And then those have to photos.  My Zucchini, I was fascinated with the twist of the blossom before it opens. Looks like I'm going to have lots of time to create, with the way this year is going.  I did have a little Covid 19 scare but the test came back negative.  It did make me rethink my social distancing. Be safe, wear your mask and keep your distance. Thanks for visiting. Cyndee

Another week of "Social Distancing"

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New work.