You know how, when you stop desperately caring about something, it comes to you? Like people who get pregnant once they’ve filled out the adoption papers? Or the way men just flock around you when you don’t want to have anything to do with them? Or cats, in general?
Now that I’ve completely immersed myself in Fobots, and am no longer devoted to an illustration/licensing career hit hard by an ailing economy, the work is rolling in. What gives? Where were you last year when I was pulling my hair out? OK, enough whining–look what’s happening.
First, a company that does computerized embroidery designs has picked up the “DiVaVaVoom” ladies. Love love LOVE the sample she sent of “Swimsuit Diva”. Not available yet, but when they’re done, they’ll be found on www.bettysoriginalembroideries.com . Damn–since I don’t have an embroidery machine (or the space in my workshop for one) free download samples are of no use for me. But they’re going to be pretty damn cool.
And then there’s Fisher Home Accents, who have created a whole tabletop line of plates, bowls, teapots, cups, etc., featuring the Pixie Chix. Yay! Samples I can use–Christmas shopping done! Here’s a sample of one of the plates. Best thing about this deal (apart from samples)–I didn’t have to do ANYTHING. A talented designer on their staff did all the mockups.
Also in the works–a gift bag company that wants a lot of designs for bags, a company that does hand-painted needlepoint canvas, and–cross your fingers–a very big manufacturer testing out the “DiVaVaVoom” ladies on a tabletop line. Of course, I’ll believe it when I see it. No, I’ll believe it when I sign the contracts. No, I’ll believe it when the free samples arrive.