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I am getting into the full swing of designing really fresh new collections! Hooray! As you all know, tons of my inspiration come from fashion. It is, and will always be my first love. Stand out for me from the spring '11 shows was Prada. I am not usually a fall-inline-with- Prada kind of girl. This spring line however was vibrant, eclectic and energetic - things I can really relate to. Here are some of the highlights and where I am going with color. Yummy, yes??
Hooray! The day is here! My new range of wallpaper for IMGS Wallcoverings is available NOW!! Double eek!! I am so excited. They can ship worldwide, so dive in and play! Hooray! Go over and check out the full range, but here is a little peek!
So my project that I have been slaving, obsessing, and killing myself over is alive (I'm referring to SHOWSTOPPER). Yes, that is really how it went down. I really poured myself into this one. An idea that started out as a "hey what if I..." during a late afternoon lunch with some friends...turned into a summer long (and then some) massive project. Am I happy I did it? Of course! I am thrilled with the results! Did I have like 10,000 other ideas I wanted to put into it? Absolutely! The scoop is I am a Virgo, and a darn good one at that. Translation - I am a hard core perfectionist. However, what I am learning is, if we wait until everything is perfect, nothing would ever happen. So in this instance, I put a date on the calendar, and declared this is when this project will come to life. Period. No excuses. No second guessing. It is so easy to try to wait for the perfect moment to move on the things we are dreaming about. The perfect time to do a show, the perfect time to move, the perfect time to ________ (fill in the blank). We all do it. What the heck are we waiting for? Really, the time is now, yes? As artists I know we all have this inner dialog. I've decided to cut myself some slack. Will you join me?
. all photos copyright khristian a. howell
Showstopper Promo - Computer from Khristian Howell on Vimeo.
Hello all! So today I made my first polyvore! The funnest thing I've done on my laptop in a minute! It's so easy and really got me into what is trending for fall.
See the full range and order soon here.
On to the next bit of news. I am now designing for TINY PRINTS!! How exciting is that! Here is the first release perfect for your holiday party! Not to forget those blushing brides, one for a bachelorette party invite too! More releases are just around the corner, so I'll keep you posted!
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[caption id="attachment_2727" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="can we stop and drool over this beautiful wall please?"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2729" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="not your grandpa's cardi"][/caption]
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[caption id="attachment_2711" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="Copyright.gov landing page. Click Electronic Copyright Office."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2712" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="click log in mid page"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2713" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="login in or register to create a user name and password"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2715" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="Under copyright services, click register a new claim"][/caption]
* On the next page click start registration. (not pictured)
[caption id="attachment_2716" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="Choose the type of work from the drop down and click contine"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2717" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="click new"][/caption]
* On the next page (not pictured), select the type of work your are registering, and give it a name. This is just a name for the claim basically. Later, you will be able to upload all of your individual art files, thus all of the pieces will be recognized separately.
* On the next page (not pictured) click continue (remember you are just set up the ONE claim, you will add all the artwork later)
* Continue answering the questions on the following pages.
[caption id="attachment_2718" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="Now, you will add the claimants (that's you). Click new and enter your information. Once you have done this one time, you will be able to just click add me in the future."][/caption]
* Fill in all the information on the following pages.
* When you come back to the screen that looks like the above image, click continue.
* Continue this process of adding the requested info and clicking continue when you come back to this screen. You will notice the check marks being filled in to the left.
**Note** Some of the sections you may skip, so read the requests carefully
[caption id="attachment_2719" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="Once you have completed all the sections, you will be prompted to review. Check all the info and click add to cart."][/caption]
* Once you pay, you should be redirected to a screen that will let you upload all of your art. Double check the file requirements before you begin to upload. You can upload zip file, which makes things go faster of course. I like to upload by collection, so it is clear for my purposes when I receive my certificate.
Ok folks, hope that helps! :)
Next up is The Declaration of You. This e-course is brought to you by two of girls I call on for eating tapas, business brainstorming, venting, laughing, exploring new ideas...well you get it..they are my go-tos! For good reason too! Jessica (Gonacha) Swift and Michelle Ward are two of the most inspiring, innovative, and plain old funny people who I am super proud to call close friends. They've come up with a great course to help you get back in touch with you, and get what you really desire out of life. The course runs from October 25th-November 22nd. Here's the scoop in their words...
The Declaration of You is an e-course that allows each and every person to create their own manifesto / roadmap/ rulebook (or, um, declaration!) based on their uniquity (yes, it’s a made-up word, but it’s part of our declaration!). We ask that you toss your “shoulds”, “can’ts” and “impossibles” to the curb, and let yourself discover what it is you want, you believe, you desire, and is true for you. This ain’t The Declaration of Yo’ Mama, after all.
See...they are funny! you will have tons of fun with these two, and walk away ready to stand tall and DECLARE the path to your dreams!
***affiliate disclosure*** If you participate in either of these fantastico offerings, I will receive an affiliate commission. DUH! They just make me say that. However, as always, I only tell you about the very best of what is out there, and about people and programs I truly believe in. Have fun! Carpe Diem!
Thank you to new online retailer Marmalade Fabrics for carrying the High Society collection! Looks like Marmalade still has this print below which I hear is disappearing fast! Look my picture is right there next to my twitter friend Jan who has an awesome line called Geo Grand!
Thank you Whimsy Couture for Friday's feature!
Thank you Coffee and Cotton!