On my quest to learn and grow, I have seen opprtunities to use my skills to the fullest and pursued them. Now, it's time for another adventure. I have purchased a few amazing tools to start bringing my designs and illustrations into reality by creating products out of them. While I was researching my options for desktop equipment, I realized that a lot of people like to purchase their crafting designs instead of creating them (which I understand because it's extremely time consuming).
I also realized that although these tools seem easy to use to some of us, there are many out there who need tutorials and clear, step-by-step instructions to figure out how these things work. Not everyone is computer savvy and that's nothing to be ashamed of. Thankfully, it's nothing that cannot be learned. Again, I understand that not everyone wants to drop money on a die/vinyl cutter and/or heat press to just create a few bags or t-shirts. Another thing that didn't escape my attention was the collection of designs being marketed to crafters. While there are many choices available for the ordinary designs you would see everywhere, it is hard to find unique, edgier and trendier designs.
So, since have all the tools and pretty much all the resources such as a computer Adobe CS4, etc. I will be changing the websites up to offer the following:
- Video craft tool reviews and tutorials (tutorials will be free and paid),
- Blog about crafty and artsy things.
- New website waywardandsons.com is my online store. You can access it through the "Shop" link right underneath the website banner.
It is a store that was originally created for selling posters, but I will be changing that up a bit too.
Here you find supplies and products:
Crafters and alike will be able to buy heat transfers, rhinestone templates and download files that can be used for craft or vinyl cutters (svg and DXF) (for personal use with option to upgrade to upgrade to commercial license).
Cool people who like my information designs will be able to purchase posters.
Other cool people will be able to buy unique, geeky, but cool and sure-to-turn-heads, t-shirts and other printed materials. I will be upcycling clothes and accesories from discount retailers and 2nd hand stores (only stuff that is new or almost new).
There will also be bookmarks. Illustrated, geeky, smart, durable and beautiful bookmarks, made by yours truly.
I'm excited to finally have the equipment to start. My test products were completely usable and I'm ready to go.
I welcome all who want to craft or create using edgier, more interesting designs and all who want to learn from my mistakes and victories.
See you soon in my first video!