I find that placing vintage images upon modern applications adds an extra flair to our daily lives, as traditional beauty meets 21st-century tech and comfort. It is the unexpected, the connection of something seemingly unrelatable, but making it connect that is intriguing and thought-provoking. Here are some examples of vintage imagery placed on today’s items.
Aren’t these unique? Many designs you can find on Zazzle are customizable, so you can make them extra by adding your name or a few words to each phone. I hope you enjoyed this selection, and as always, thank you for supporting independent artists with your purchase.
I love how easy it is to add accent colors to our home, by simply adding some pillows. It is an inexpensive way to freshen up your living room or bedroom and add an extra creative touch. Here are my current favorites available at Zazzle.
I love designs that feature nature in its full beauty. Floral designs are a great way to add some color into our sometimes quite gray lives. They can instantly brighten up a space and lighten the mood. Here are some examples of my favorite floral designs currently available on Zazzle.
(For more information on the individual product, click on the individual image)
As always, thank you for supporting independent artists, with your purchase. Not only are you receiving one of a kind art pieces, but with your support you are allowing independent artists to grow and flourish.
A great product description can be as important as the image of your product in the purchase decision making process of your potential client. Take the time to be diligent in taking advantage of this sales tool by keeping the following three tips in mind.
1. Keep it short
Attention spans are getting shorter, and people hate feeling like they wasted time. Keep your product description between 100 and 130 words. Any length above that should be reserved for your blog posts.
2. Tell Them Why They Need It
Give the person reading your description why they need to have your creative product. Does it save them time, money or does it evoke a special feeling, a connection they are trying to make, either for themselves or for a loved one.
3. Use Clear Keywords
Describing something as beautiful is not a very effective way of utilizing the small space you have available to you. Instead use words that describe your product category, your style, your niche and color scheme, all words that allow your customer to search for your product, and gives them a clear idea if your art is a perfect fit for them. Even if a customer might not buy the first product of yours they have seen, they are more likely to return when their needs change. Make them remember you.
Independent artists range in the choice of their medium and subject matter greatly. I find it intriguing whenever I find an artists who can capture my attention in an unexpected way, just as Thomas Wuthrich has done with his humorous way to create relateable pieces of art. Thankfully I had a chance to ask him a few questions about his work in general and what he thinks about working on the Print On Demand Platform, Zazzle.
Here is the short interview I conducted with Thomas recently:
Me: Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us today, it is a great pleasure toy connect with you.
Tell us a little about your journey to the art you create (amongst other places) on Zazzle today? Thomas: Many, many years ago, I stumbled across a book at the library about making money writing gags for greeting companies (just the gags). I got pretty good at coming up with, literally hundreds of ways to say “Happy Birthday”, “Get Well Soon”, etc. It was great training. A few years later, I began freelancing gags to cartoonists, including Bill “Lockhorns” Hoest. I would include a little sketch on the 3 X5 cards I’s submit. With encouragement from several cartoonist clients, I began drawing up my own gags and submitting them to magazines. After winning a 5000 US$ grand prize in a cartoon contest by a cigarette company, I was hooked on Cartooning. Even though I have sold lots of toons over the years, I still consider myself to be basically a gagwriter who can draw a little. Me: What made you choose the name for your pen-name “Swiss”. Thomas: I choose the pen-name “Swiss”, because my parents had emigrated from Switzerland about 15 years before I was born. Me: Tell us a little about your style of work. Thomas: You’ll notice that my toons are simple and uncluttered. Even though I have sold lots of toons over the years, I still consider myself to be basically a gag writer who can draw a little
. Me: Judging by the quality of work you provide, I say you are a lot more than that. Thank you for this interview.
Check out Thomas Wuthrich’s cartoons out on Zazzle at “Swiss Toons” right now!
Brett Manning (born on Halloween 1986), always loved to draw, paint and create.
Her drawings and paintings have a warm, feminine strength, that manifests itself in clean lines, and interesting contrast.
Her work does not only include drawings but are also inclusive of photography, in which she sometimes expresses a rather dark side.