Thursday, September 26, 2013

More Sales

Cafepress is selling bumper stickers for a dollar until midnight tongiht. Use coupon code BUMPIT before it's too late.
Spreadshirt is offering 10% off from October 8 though the 15th. Just use code TREAT2013 and get something spooky for Halloween.
Shapeways has just introduced polished and unpolished brass materials in case you don't want to spend extra for the gold plated brass material they started using in July. And to encourage everyone to test it out they're offering 10% off all raw and polished brass prints before midnight on October 2. Use coupon code oc3mv at checkout.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ace Dice

Cards and dice, what could be a better combination? Well, here we have a set of four six-sided dice. Each of which is themed around a suit of cards. The numbers are represented by clubs, diamonds, hearts, or spades and have a more elaborate ace for the one.

Available in what Shapeways calls White, Strong, and Flexible, which is just nylon powder that's been melted together with a laser. They don't come colored in any way, so I did it myself with markers. You can see below what they look like before took the markers to them below.

I'm selling these as a set of four, so you can buy them all together, but I've also got them for sale individually, in case you want to pick and choose your favorite suit, or suits.





Saturday, September 21, 2013

September Fabrics Day 2

Day two and I'm back to finish of the rest of the fabric designs.

Capsaicin - Blank

Capsaicin molecules again but this time with a blank, white background.


Feather pattern created from an agave leaf. Another image from San Diego Botanic Gardens. When the leaves are young they're all pressed against each other and they leave impressions on each other as they grow. I really liked the overlapping pattern that created on the mature leaves.

Palm Trunk

Closeup of the trunk of a palm tree. It might not be bright and colorful, but I think it's a pleasing range of grays. Photograph taken at the Shinn House in Fremont, California.


Lavender blossoms on green. Also taken at the Shinn House.


Design based on nightshade blossoms and berries. I couldn't make up my mind about how I liked them arranged, so I made them in both side by side and diagonal. Uses the same image that I put on a deck of cards back in July.


Mass of writhing green tentacles for all the Lovecraft fans out there. "What can I use this for?" I hear you ask. I DON'T KNOW! Seriously, the idea hit me and I just had to make it. And if you already have a use in mind, well, frankly I think I'd rather just remain ignorant.

Puzzle Pieces

A scattering of puzzle pieces in shades of Red, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, or Grey. In case you're wondering (and if you're anything like me it's been driving you batty from the moment you first set eyes on this design) YES, they pieces do fit together. They fit together into a five by five square, but the pattern is seamless which means with an infinite length of cloth you could assemble an infinite number of puzzles. Though I do suspect it would get pretty monotonous pretty soon.

Friday, September 20, 2013

September Fabrics Day 1

The thing about Spoonflower is that when I order test prints of my designs you can either buy test swatches one at a time for five buck each, or you can order thirty at once for just over a dollar each. I'm sure you can guess which I'd rather do. What this means for you is that I won't be posting new designs for sale until I've got a whole lot of them. So to make this easier on all of us I'm going to spread this across several days rather than doing it all at once. Now a few of these should look familiar since I already used them on ties, but now they're available as fabrics . . . so I guess you can make your own ties with them, if you want.

Weeping Japanese Maple

Weeping Japanese Maple leaves with a little over saturation.

Bamboo: Yellow Stripes

Closeup of bamboo with yellow stripes.

Interlocking Spirals

Interlocking rectangular spirals in shades of yellow, blue, red, and green.

Bacteriophage: Red and Porcelain

Bacteriophage viruses rendered to look like an electron microscope image colored in shades of red or shades of blue to resemble porcelain. Back in July I came out with the black and white version and the neon version. Now the collection is complete . . . unless I decide to make some more versions later.


Rhinoviruses rendered to look like an electron microscope image. Available in four different versions: Black and White, Neon orange on dark blue, Red, and Porcelain.

Fossil Layers (Muted)

Fossils, including trilobites, ammonites, and turritellas. I was asked for a less brightly colored version of my original design.
Color Stripes
Vertical streaks of color. Available in cool colors (smooth or rough) and warm colors (also smooth and rough). The smooth blend evenly from light to dark from top to bottom but the rough have speckles as they fade.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Talk Like A Pirate Day

AVAST! Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! Aye, that be a true thing. So, in honor o' this special occasion, I made this!

Tis a robotic Jolly Roger in vector format. It's really just a remake of one I made years ago, but this one can be printed in glow in the dark!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Feather Ring

Feather curled into a ring, available on Shapeways. I don't know much about sizing rings, so I checked Wikipedia and sized it to what they listed as Size 0 in the US and Canada. That's all I'm going to make for now, but if I get requests for specific sizes either here or there I'll upload the new versions.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

September Ties

New ties available on Zazzle. These use patterns I made for Spoonflower but aren't available from there yet.

Fossil Layers - Muted Tie

Fossils, including trilobites, ammonites, and turritellas. I was asked for a less brightly colored version of my older Fossil Layers design.

Bacteriophage - Porcelain Tie

Tie covered with bacteriophage viruses rendered to look like an electron microscope image colored in shades of blue to resemble porcelain. I can't claim to be a fan of viruses in general, but if I had to pick a favorite it would definitely be the bacteriophage. Not only do the infect bacteria (rather than us) but they're the coolest looking virus out there.

Rhinovirus - Porcelain Tie

Similar to the last tie but these are Rhinoviruses. You know, the virus most commonly associated with the common cold. Now if you get sick and accidentally wipe your runny nose on your tie it will just add realism.

Influenza - Porcelain Tie

The last of the porcelain viruses. This is the cause of the infamous Flu. Do you get your vaccine every year? Wear this next time and you might just get an interesting reaction.

Diatoms - Porcelain Tie

This tie is covered in diatoms, a type of algae. They grow intricate shells of silicon around themselves and come in a huge variety of shapes. These little glass houses are among the most beautiful living things you'll ever find in a drop of water.

Color Streaks Ties

Two ties streaked with colors. Cool colors shades of blue and purple and warm colors in shades of red and orange.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Upcoming Project

I've been working with Mokelumne River Models to produce elements for an upcoming model kit via Shapeways. Things are still in the development stage but I'm sure it's only a matter of time now. I'll be sure to post a link when the kits become available and who knows, there may be more from this in the future.

In the meantime here are a few of the latest sales.
Zazzle is offering 20% off cat products. Just use MEOWDAYSDEAL until midnight. I think Wanted Cat is my only cat related product, but the fine print doesn't really seem to specify that it be a cat product, so go nuts and see what happens.

Cafepress is giving up to 65% off T-shirts, 40% off drink ware, and selling flip flops for $12. Just use codes TEENY, 40SIPS, and FLIPPER respectively. This deal's also good until midnight.


It seems Zazzle's sale is now going on until midnight TONIGHT, rather than last night, so there's still some time to take advantage of the sale.