Monday, August 1, 2011

The Sharpie Solution...

For quite some time now, I've wished to become an INKtern at Sanford's Sharpie Headquarters. Though, achieving this dream seems near impossible without proper marketing, social media, and business knowledge. Although all three interest me deeply - especially social media - I do not think I'm particularly savvy enough to catch their attention.

SO! Do I give up on my dream? No! Do I sit around and pout a bit? Perhaps.... BUT, I will find a way to get my foot in the door sooner or later! (Preferably sooner since I don't want to be a hostess for the rest of my life...)

In order to do this, I have brainstormed a few ideas to be clever with sharpies:

1. Hand draw my own business cards to scan and get printed. 

2. Design my own coffee mug (because I'm sick of my dad using mine!)

3. Illustrate my own little short story using sharpies only.

4. Make a stained glass window using sharpies and bubble paint.

I have to admit, I came up with that last one on the fly. People always tell me my work reminds them of stained glass windows because of the heavy bold black lines paired with the sheer ink filling. (Sounds like a donut....hmmmm.) But, as I'm contemplating, I think that would be the most fun and most unique idea...

I need to get to work!

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Ok. So here's the deal. I hate this. I hate everything about the way this is coming out. It doesn't look horrible against the brown paper, but once I put it to the light, it shows every imperfection in the paint and ink. I must end this project.

Perhaps if I used parchment paper instead...and no paint. just the marker. I always wanted to make a coloring book of my drawings printed on parchment paper...