Portrait Marathon: Sign ups imminent. This is a test!

I’m testing to see if people can upload their pictures here as comments.  Let’s see ….

Testing with Mylie, who “posed” for my Better Days show a few years ago.

Want to see what Mylie’s portrait came out like?

Mylie, NOT in a shelter!
(The Better Day show was a series of portraits of dogs awaiting homes in a shelter in my town.  Many of them were not lucky.  🙁  The show concept was to imagine them in Better Days.  Mylie, by the way, did find a home.  😀 )
This portrait is a good example of the approach I’ll be taking to this marathon, and the level of detail I expect to go for.

Cara-Lea, thanks for helping out with the testing!
Here’s your pretty friend:

Sign-ups are not open, yet!  No need to try to post any pictures for the moment.  Full instructions will be in the next post, along with the announcement, so ….
Keep your eyes peeled!  ;D

Bring me … a HOLE PUNCH!

Yeah, so, if you’re coming to Dewey, first of all, make sure you come see me/us.  Second of all, come on Monday and bring a hole punch.  Tuesday at the latest!  😀

Oh, well.  I guess I should probably plan on finding one between here and there for my self, huh?  Fine.  I have to do everything around here!  LOL

Yesterday, I spent folding cards, counting them, pairing them with the right number of envelopes, carefully stuffing them in boxes, finding I didn’t have enough envelopes, frantically ordering more to be sent to Dewey to meet me there, finding that the bags I had to re-order (twice!) because I ordered the wrong size, were coming to my home, not to Dewey, and getting that sorted out (re-shipping is really taking a bite out of my profit margin!  😛 ), and telling myself that I’m still in ramp-up learning mode!  Then getting back to printing business cards and bag labels (running the print utitility to fix glitchy prints, replacing ink, powering it on and off because it seemed not to accept the ink cartridges – then realizing it was just telling me to replace them all, not just one!), cutting the labels and cards, and stuff like that.

Caution!  Work Zone!

H found his copy of QuickBooks to help me keep track of orders and inventory, which is great, but it won’t work on my Mac, so he loaded it on his old Windows laptop with the broken hinge for me.  My business takes TWO computers already!  LOL

I dreamed this morning that someone answered my question that yes, I DO tend to “go on a bit”.  Heh.  Okay, I’ll go.  It’s feeding time for everyone anyway. 

See you in Dewey, I hope!

Santa card, as requested!

Santa Scritchies!

Some people *ahem* have been requesting (in the strongest possible terms!  😉 ) a Santa card.  I’ve done one every year, so I accepted the inevitable, and launched off from a great idea by Sandy Szarzi (thanks, Sandy!) for this year’s offering.

It’s up on the website, available to order, but it’s just being sent to the printer, as I type this, so it will be about a week before orders can go out.

If you’d like to substitute this card for one of the others in the assortment pack, just make a note of it in the comment area when you check out, and which card you’d like to substitute it for.

This was so fun to do!  I love the rich warm tones, and the old-fashioned atmosphere.
Enjoy!  😀

The first wave of orders went out last week.  I know at least two people have already gotten theirs, so you should be seeing them in your mailbox momentarily, if not already!  Let me know what you think of them in person!