Friday, June 25, 2010

Dream Gifts

How did you pick your store(s) name(s)?

(feel free to write up each shop name if they each have a story) * The name reflects the link between some of my designs that originated in virtual digital worlds and the how dreams, desires, hopes and satisfaction could be expressed through those designs in real products and gifts.

The original themes of creating awareness of endangered species, specifically Lemurs of Madagascar and Raffelesia, the worlds largest flower, and the value of music for all has since expanded to cover a diverse range of unusual and unique designs and gifts, both contemporary and vintage.

What forms of advertising do you use online? (check all that apply)
* Squidoo
You Tube
Search engine submissions
Self hosted websites
Post in zazzles "ideas" forum
Other sites
Other web profiles

How much do you spend monthly on advertising? (include hosting fees domain fees) *

What are your 5 favorite designs from your store(s) and why?
(include the url to the product pages)

This lemur exists as a 'virtual soft toy' that I created as a shoulder pet for avatars in the virtual world of Openlife, where sales contribute to WWF. Sifa is her name and is of special importance as her design was the basis of the store's first product range (and she's cute as well).

The guitars in this design I also created as 'virtual guitars' played by several live musicians from Second Life on the Openlife Grid. The design here in red white and blue reflects an international dimension of patriotism as these three colors are the main colors of some 30 nations on our planet, not just USA and the UK.

My third favorite is a tropical fish design that promotes 'Freedom of the Seas', shown here with the text in Irish Gaelic on a sweatshirt

It's followed closely by a design featuring the Common Tern in a, perhaps whimsical, digitally treated fractal design :

For final choice the design has to be one of my Irish Shamrock designs, an unusual golden green shamrock that also was 'born' in a virtual world and brought to life here on a range of T Shirts and products. And since my roots are in Ireland they are close to my heart.

Do you have shops on other PODs?
No - Zazzle is my 1st & only POD

What are your feelings on...Clipart, Stock-photos, Public domain images, or other LEGAL to use free or paid images/photos...being used in zazzle shops?
I use it as a foundation for my designs then change it, adjusting colors or adding to it with words backgrounds or other details

List your shops using the following format:

Digital Dreams

A diverse range of designs that reflect all aspects of the world we live in, brought to you as gifts and products that suit your needs and desires.

No comments:

Post a Comment