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It’s October!

Well then. The “Adobe Bullshit/Update All the Websites/Rinse and Repeat and then Rage Blog About It!” appears to have run its course. In fact the pendulum seems to have swung to the other side and I have gone back to ignoring my website completely.

Hot and cold baby. Hot and cold.

I blame my failed t-shirt empire. Thanks a lot TeePublic.

I was happily learning the “beyond the basics” of Illustrator and Photoshop by watching a bunch of tutorials – ask the neighbors how loudly I screamed when I discovered the “Remove Background” button in the Quick Actions of Photoshop! This ain’t your grandfather’s CS4! Somewhere in the midst of all of that I made a logo for Ink & Bone Alchemy and thought “Hey, this would be a cool t-shirt!”

And since some of my current favorite tees are from TeePublic, I took that little lightbulb and ran with it. I created a shop, uploaded the graphic and ordered a tshirt and a sticker. Sweet. Then I took the new abbreviated shop name, inknbone, and grabbed the domain name and made a new email address to use (my name is sooo many letters, ugh so much typing). Then I changed the tag line on the logo with the plans to sell them in my new TeePublic shop. I had big plans, I was going to “make the t-shirts you want to wear in the world”! I logged back into TeePublic. And so that I wouldn’t have to start a new listing from scratch, I copied the original t-shirt listing and switched out the graphic and updated the entry title and some of the tags and hit save. Then TeePublic coughed up a lung and played dead. Okay, I’ll deal with it in the morning. Well, come the morning and I had an email in my inbox informing me that my TeePublic account has been deleted for a “violation of Terms and Conditions”. What the actual fuck?!

On the bright side, they did process my order and now I have a nice one of a kind t-shirt and sticker. And I have found another provider to make stuff that I can sell myself on that new-fangled website I built, when and if the mood ever strikes again. Who knows, that was a month ago. I’m kinda in this weird bardo state – the sewing machine is out, but I haven’t felt like making new bags even though all the pieces are cut and ready. I pulled the ink and brayers out to do some printmaking, but that didn’t really go anywhere. I need to cut a couple mats for some prints I bought, but ugh, I would need to move the sewing stuff to do that. So yeah…

I did decide to do another Inktober run – a drawing a day for a month – this time using prompts from Retro Supply Co. I probably should get on today’s drawing. I wasn’t planning on writing a blog post today (I’m not even sure what prompted me to go to my site) and I’m really not sure why I suddenly started in on this whole t-shirt saga, I mean, I shot a gun yesterday and I didn’t write about that?!

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