Christian and I have both been in totally manic creative mode lately. We can’t stop making things, and we are feeding off of each other and having a hoot.
Every maker has ups and downs, or seasons if you will, of more production, followed by more down time, etc, and it always feels so satisfying to realize you’re smack in the middle of maximum productivity.
Here’s a look at what we’ve been rolling up our veritable shirtsleeves and making.
Christian has made items out of wood forever and ever, including but not limited to:
He has been making these charred wooden bowls and vases lately and has them in a few design shops, as well as on his online store. He makes them by starting with a piece of wood or pieces that he has fitted together, then he burns them! Yay! Then he carves and shapes them, and finally finishes them so they look lovely and don’t leave any weird charred residue on your hands or furniture. (Or walls- he’s had a couple of wall pieces commissioned and they look cool as hell.)
I also introduced him to designing notebooks and planners for Amazon recently, and he took off with it like a madman. Scroll through his awesome notebooks and planners here.
My favorites are his napkin notebooks. NAPKIN NOTEBOOKS! The cover is a napkin image, and each page inside is an image of a napkin, so you can make your brilliant ideas you thought up at the bar more official by writing them in a notebook, while retaining the casual feel of writing on napkins.
Christian also decided to delve into the world of inappropriate activity books with his word search book. It includes puzzles about mosquito-borne diseases, truly unfortunate baby names, and items x-rayed in people’s butts after they go the ER.
It’s very hilarious, and quite informative.
I also have been making notebooks, just not nearly as many as Christian. I’ve had this idea in my head for a while to make a notebook that was pre-populated with shapes to doodle in while you are taking notes, and I’m excited to say they (um, all 11 cover colors) are available on Amazon now!
The pages alternate between 21 doodle design areas at the tops, with the bottoms of the pages lined for note-taking.
I’ve also made a set of lovely minimal black paintings that I have available as prints here. (And a couple of bags because I couldn’t resist.)
These were so fun to paint and I love how they look in frames. I find that I either tend toward making art in black or crazy-bright colors. It’s nice to switch around and have that balance.
Here’s my shop with the prints listed, plus I threw in a few of our notebooks because they look cool. Check out one of the bags:
I’m using Printful for my products, and have heard so much good stuff about them. Have you all ever sold prints or products with your artwork on them? I feel like I want to make a zillion designs now…
Of course, I’ve made some other things lately, like some nearly inedible dinners, but I’m not as proud of those.Share This Awesomeness: