Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rubber Boots are AWESOME




I am part of the rubber boot revolution.
Today was a snowy/slushy/icy/stormy day. In other words, typical Montreal winter weather. Today was the first day i got to try out... MY RUBBER BOOTS.
My good friend Lu wore her pink rubber boots all winter and i was so jealous (they don't sell them in the dead of winter, only in spring and fall).
Why are they so good? They keep your feet DRY! No "winter boot" has ever been able to do that- no matter how "waterproof" they claim to be. Liars. All of them.
Every other winter i would start walking, get to a giant slushy puddle, then have to stand there (for sometimes up to 3 minutes) planning my route. Where to step? Where to jump? Anyways, it was always useless because i would always accidentally step in the deepest part at the last second, then have wet feet for the rest of the day.
Not today though! Today i trudged straight through the puddle, without even missing a beat. And my feet? DRY! dry dry dry.
Bless you rubber boots. Winters will be much warmer and dryer from now on.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Mr Sock Puppet Design picked



After a few more back and forth sketches the first green guy was chosen.

Here is a sample bag.

yay!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I got a new kitty friend!



I finally did it.. i adopted a cat!

Meet Samba! He's a 7month old mix siamese cat. I got him from a local shelter.
He is a bit shy right now, but he's starting to get used to his new home.

When he first got here he stayed under the couch for 2hrs! Finally he came out (with a little coaxing). He's since done a little exploring, ate (a tiny bit), and found his favorite spot (in between the couch and the table).

I think Samba and i are going to get along well :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Panda Club Interview


Check out my interview from fellow etsyer Panda Club

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The process










































I thought I would show a bit of the process in which i make new characters.
This little dude is a commissioned drawing that will be put onto organic baby onesies (links to come in the next few months).

I start things off with a quick doodle. I then scan it in and trace it in Macromedia Flash. I then play with the smoothness of the lines, drawing different faces, trying different colors.
I love working digitally because its so easy to try so many different things without losing your original work. I also like the "undo" button - something that i always want when i'm oil painting!
The next step will be to decide on the face and body that works best. I will then color him and add shadows and highlights.
Final image to be posted soon!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christmas Shopping Time!


Christmas shopping season is in full swing.
Remember, items are coming from Canada and can take longer to get to you!
Last day to receive payment in order to get your items on time is Dec 9.
Express shipping is available, but can get very costly. So... shop early!

Here are all my Christmas items.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Lucky number 700



Lucky number 700 Etsy Hearts!

Thanks to all who hearted me :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Link to the Q & A

Here's a link to the Q & A for junk creation:
http://www.junkcreation.com/q-a-with-joanna-goldman

enjoy!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Junk Creation


Interview coming Sunday on http://www.junkcreation.com/

Be sure to check it out!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

wowza!


I reached over 100 etsy sales a few days ago!
I could not be happier.

Thanks to all my buyers... and here's to 100 more!

www.joannagoldman.etsy.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fun Treasury!


UNKNOWN!

I'm in this FUN treasury to intro unknown artists!

George the Giraffe up for grabs!


Check it out, George is up for grabs here

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pendants!


Scrabble Tile Pendants now in 6 different styles!

check them out here:

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Full sized holiday cards now in!


3 new styles of holidays cards now in my ETSY shop

It's never too early to start holiday shopping!

Monday, September 15, 2008

JunkStyle Diva feature


today's feature brought to JunkStyleDiva

alright! :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Featured on NeatoStuff.com










Great news! Eli is on the front page of neatostuff.com

Check out his full review here!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Featured this week


This week Nanjodogz was nice enough to feature me in her blog!

Read the article here:

http://nanjodogz.blogspot.com/2008/09/joanna-goldman-designs.html

Monday, September 8, 2008

Appearing the The Spotted Box


Some of my samples will be in The Spotted Box for the month of October.

Check out their site for all the details!

Kitty featured on Cuteable today

One day after i gave him life, this cute little kitty is featured on cuteable!

Cheer up kitty!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

KITTIES!


New kitty for the lolcat competition!

I made you a cookie... but i eated it :(

Prints can be found here!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

an den  1 tiem i see kingkong go RAWR
see more crazy cat pics

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Featured ALL this week...



Check it out! I'm the featured seller this week on Trendy Shoppes!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Holiday Eli


It's a little known fact that Eli is half Jewish half Christian. The holidays are coming up and Eli can't wait to celebrate both Chanukah and Christmas!

Friday, August 29, 2008

PDF Coloring Books


My Pdf coloring pages are now available on CraftEdOnline

Check them out here!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lobby Poster Giveaway!




thanks to the lovely etsyan Simply Sentimental, i have a Lobby poster giveaway contest going on now.

Enter for your chance to win!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Funny cola labels



As part of my job as a visual fx / motion graphics artist is to make the unreal look real.
Today i got to make knock-off soda labels with the show's title as the "drink".
Look out for them on air in September!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's never too early...












Here are some of my new Christmas styles. They will be going on cards as well as Magnets, and maybe a few other fun things ( i haven't decided what yet, but suggestions are welcomed).

Saturday, August 2, 2008

New Prints!


Meet Buck. He's a Squirrel.

I had a chance to catch up with this busy guy for a few minutes.
Here's an excerpt of my interview with him:




JoannaGoldman Designs: Hi Buck and thanks for joining us.
Buck: No problem, glad to be here.
JGD: What's your favorite food?
B: Well, most people would think that it's acorns- but the truth is, nothing beats a nice fresh apple!
JGD: I love apples too! What hobbies do you have?
B: I like water skiing, bungee jumping, and rock climbing...
JGD: Whoa!! you are quite the extreme sports lover!
B: Totally. I love the feeling of adrenaline pumping through my veins.


.....

Listen to the rest of the interview on your local squirrel vision channel.

His print can also be found here.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Delish feature


Today's feature is on Absolutely Delish. Check it out here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Success Interview


I recently did an interview on success with passitonplates.
Read the interview here

Also, check out her etsyshop!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mechelle Designs Feature


Been featured in Mechelle Design's blog. Check it out here.

Also, check out her etsy store.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


New coloring books and coloring pdfs!
Check 'em out!
set of 2 coloring books

as well as pdfs that you can print yourself!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sponsoring a scooty Rally!

I am proud to be one of the sponsors for this scooter rally!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Customized Vespa


The lovely Rachelle Izard found me on myspace and asked if i could
do a customized version of "vespa girl"[left].

Just one example of how all my drawings can be customized!

This project was fun to do.

Dancing queen..


This guy likes to dance.
He needs a name.

Should i make him into a print?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Meet George...

Meet George. He's a Giraffe!
He like eating apples and playing softball.
Click here to say hi!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Front page baby!!


A treasury i was in made it to the ETSY front page! Woo hoo!

The link to the treasury will probably work for another day or two.. so check it out here!

Friday, July 18, 2008

New Interview!

New interview on Pretty Little Love Objects Thanks to the lovely etsyer BlinkingMouse!
Visit the Blog and her Shop!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Art of Craft Feature


Been featured on a great etsyer's qbranchltd blog this week! Check it out here!

She also has a great shop full of art photos (pigs featured are in her shop!). Check out her shop here.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Cutable feature!


Lobby Pins have been featured on CUTEABLE today!

Great blog, check it out!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Blog feature! July 4th/ 08

Just been featured on the Design Style Guide Blog.
Interview can be seen here:
http://designstyleguide.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Now on Facebook


You can now become a fan of my design with FaceBook's Pages

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I googled myself...

I googled myself and found that i was featured on Phillyburbs

Yay!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Free shipping coupon!


Free shipping for anyone who reads this blog! That's right.. on ANYTHING and EVERYTHING in store!
How do you use it?
Buy the item(s), email me the coupon code: BFS001, wait for the paypal invoice (with $0 shipping)- then pay!
Or- if you don't want to wait, you can alter the paypal invoice and write the coupon code in the note section!
Easy as pie!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Holy Moly- totes and onesies!




I just got my baby Onesies and tote bags in!

Tote bags are already listed for sale here.
Sheep tote bags to come!

If you want to be notified when i list the onesies for sale- post a comment!