What's going on?
I'm sure some of you are wondering about that... I've been a bit quiet for a while!
So I made a step forward with my business in 2015, and started providing printed versions of my hand painted tees (scanned directly from the originals). This was to provide a more affordable option for people, and to help me stay somewhat sane while trying to paint a million t-shirts all at once.
I had plans to travel around the country (especially to Auckland - where KilowattKatie started) to the Armageddon Expos and various Art & Craft events. I also had a lot of ideas drawn up and roughs made for new designs and new products.
Unfortunately, not long after that, things took a step sideways when a sudden health issue threw a spanner in the works.
It's an up-and-down story, but the long and short of it is that I am unable to do any more regular markets or large expos for a while, and I am unable to keep re-stocking my printed tees for a while too. Therefore I am clearing almost all of my current stock!
So I am re-shuffling my studio and my life. I am now only printing t-shirts to order. My mum's Lost For Words prints are still available at wordpictures.co.nz.
And I will keep making new things!
- COMICS! I completed my very first one in April 2017, and it was on display at the Lysaght Watt Gallery as part of their annual Art Awards show. Go here for more comics.
- MAKEOVER! Brand new Kilowatt the Fantail logo for 2017. She's gone pink. And more, er, worried.
- CHARITY TEES! I have been chit-chatting with MS Taranaki about the possibility of creating t-shirts for them - to help raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis in the region. I will let you know how things go!