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I've been an artist my whole life and have had so many exciting art related jobs, which makes me kinda of a jack of a bunch of trades. I'm also college grad with a BFA and went to the High School of Performing & Visual Arts here in Houston. Visit my shop at Etsy and I promise you'll most likely receive a Smile to take with you! I decided to mention that about 10 years ago I was on chemo for 2 years. The chemo worked, but left me with other Heath issues, such as a case of Fibro which left me with having to get disability.Sad news, since I had a great career, that I can not work anymore. With my Faith and determination, I am determined to still do my art. My art gives me inspiration and thank you God! Oh, and please follow my blog! I'd love to have yall join me in my show and tells and also would love to hear what yall have to show and tell!:)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What do yall think?

First of all, this is not a ploy to get sales, this is for real, I really need yall's advice!!!
I've been offered a present of a tapestry pillow from http://CottonEyedJo.Etsy.com of one of my kitty illustrations. Now I think the less detail the better when it comes to a tapestry pillow. She may try to make another pillow just like it to sell in her shop. If yall check out my shop, http://LindaGJ.Etsy.com you can take a look around and see all my illustrations I have posted as cards and prints. I am thinking of the "I am Fabulous" and "The Face" as what would stand out the cutest on a pillow, but what do yall think? I need to make a sketch for her around 16". Just think, if yall would buy a pillow featuring a cat, what would you want? If yall help me on this one, I will pick out my best suggestion and send you a box of 7cards & envelopes printed by my computer and a laser print of one of my legal sized illustrations, all of your choice! Since I am going to start laser printing all of my cards, I have a batch of cards left from my computer prints. They are still good quality, just they look a lot better printed in laser, and are more durable that way. Or you can have the choice of purchasing one of my items in my shop and I will give you a gift that is more high quality. I just thought for your effort, I'd like to give something back as I have decided to do with all of my "Advice" postings!!! We can decide what the gift will be if you decide to purchase an item. I'm just giving yall a choice just in case yall don't want the cards printed from my computer!!! :)
And by the way, if the pic you pick as a fave for a pillow, I am going to enlarge and cut out most of the background so the cat looks larger.
I appreciate your help so much as I need an opinion of the audience, rather than me. I would like for Jo to be able to make something that she can sell.
Hope yall have a fabulous Wednesday!
Oh and Happy Birthday Mom!!!
Linda :)


  1. Linda, I am probably not going to be any help on this :), but here's a few more you might consider:

    Cat Heaven (with simpler background)
    Cow Legs (without the cow!)
    I love New York (simplified, of course) Actually, I am not sure how this would look on a pillow, but it's one of my favorites, so I thought I'd suggest it!

    P.S. Did you see the cat pillow that is in her shop right now? It's amazing - and inspiring too!

  2. Hi Linda, thanks for your kind comments on my blog:-)
    Just been visiting your shop... theres some great items there! I really like the "I'm fabulous" cat. That one caught my eye at first glance and I think it really would work on a tapestry. Hope that helps!!