Monday, February 13, 2012

exciting news!

when it comes to marketing myself, i'm not very good at putting myself out there.  i've known forever that if i want to grow my business, i need to put together a press kit and send to blogs and magazines, and get featured to get more exposure.  the problem is, i just never do it.  well, in a twist of fate, one of the biggest magazines to be featured in contacted me last week and wanted to feature one of my prints in their magazine.  This print, called Shades of Blue, is a twist on the chevron pattern you see everywhere these days.
Shades of Blue, chevron diamond pattern by Priss Designs

So, this summer, you'll see "Shades of Blue" as part of a feature in MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS!   As far as I know, they'll be making different things using patterns and numbers (table numbers and other wedding-y things), then they'll offer a download of all the patterns on their website along with different numbers, so you can make fun printed table number stands! The feature will be in the summer issue... not sure which one yet.  It's kind of crazy that now I just basically have to wait 4-6 months for the issue to come out.  Considering I have no idea what I'll be doing at that point, it's kind of crazy to think I might get some good exposure and who knows what will happen as a result.  Regardless, I'll have something super exciting to put in my bio: Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings!

Friday, February 3, 2012

fill in the blank friday

It's Friday! I don't know why but I have been absolutely exhausted this week.  My husband rolled his ankle last weekend so I've had more house-ly duties since he can only hobble around on crutches with his fat purple foot.  But NO he won't go to the doctor! Stubborn! (like i'm one to talk haha, i'm the most stubborn person ever.)  I've got some web design class homework time to look forward to this weekend, and "the big game" on sunday that I'm sure we'll go somewhere to watch but that I couldn't care less about.  Have you seen the ridiculous restrictions the NFL has put on media/advertisements/anyone who's not the NFL? You're not allowed to say "Super Bowl" or even "New England Patriots" - how dumb is that? It is promoting your product, dummies! Anyway, obviously I'm rambling... Time to fill in the blanks!  And be sure to link up at the little things we do.

1.   If money wasn't an issue, the first thing I'd cross of my life list is     traveling the world  .

2.    Syrup on any breakfast food (eggs, bacon, sausage, etc.)     is something I like that other people think is weird.

3.  If my life were a movie right now, the title would be    "Dreaming of the Big-Time" .

4.  Three things I am looking forward to this month are     getting a new computer (hopefully!)    ,    starting my portfolio website   and     maybe planning a trip to see my friend Danielle in Missouri.

5.  My favorite song to sing in the shower is  whichever song happens to be in my head that morning .

6.  If I found out that the production of    Chipotle    was ending this month, I'd go out and buy as much as I could tomorrow.

7.  One thing I'll never grow tired of is    the excitement I get when it first starts to feel like fall.  My favorite time of the year.  .

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Freebie: February 2012 Desktop Wallpaper

Hi Everybody! Welcome to February! I've created a desktop wallpaper with or without February calendars.  Hope you enjoy them!  Click on your monitor resolution size to open the picture, then click on "Save file".  Open the file from wherever you saved it, and right click then choose "set as background" (that's for a PC, don't ask me how a mac works!).
I know it's a little cheesy since it's Love for Valentine's month, but it's based off this print from my shop that I love.

And this is my first time doing the whole link-to-download-from-flickr thing, so I'd appreciate if you'd let me know if you find any issues trying to download these, or if you know of a simpler way to do it!

February 2012 Desktop Wallpaper Background Calendar, Red Purple Pink Love Heart