Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Little Lollishops Sneaky Peak...

One month from today (give or take a day or two), Lollishops.com will have it's Beta Opening ( a test run for 30 very lucky vendors- wish I was one of them!). If you have never heard of this brand new "frou-frou" friendly shopping venue, go poke around here or here to get a better idea of what Lollishops will have to offer. 

I am very excited about this because for some time now, I have had a feeling that I didn't quite "fit in" on Etsy. I love the site, don't get me wrong, and will continue to sell there (and SHOP there),  but for the most part, I do not fit the demographic (No I am NOT old!). It never is good to put all of your eggs in one basket anyway (learned that the hard way with the the other "E" selling site), and what a pretty and fun basket Lollishops will be offering...

I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time a few weeks ago and managed to snag a spot in Lollishop's first co-op advertising effort (already!).

It's an issue of Somerset Life, available in January of 2009....January means Valentine's Day, so prepare yourself for some off-season viewing pleasure (I hope- and welcome to my world because with magazine work, I am always six months ahead of myself)....

No Monkeys anywhere to be seen (remember MIMM? Scroll down if you don't- the monkey will be back after the holidays), but a definite WIP (work in progress) nonetheless... 

Initially I thought I would send Sadie (the froufy muscle behind Lollishops) a picture of something I already had made, but I just couldn't get it out of my head...the sugary stew made up of Lollishops and my recent obsession with cupcakes plus a dash of Valentine's sweetness kept swirling around in my noggin...

It's at this point where I usually just give in and start drawing. If I don't, nothing else gets done (and I just might acquire a cavity or three)...So here it is...my sweet cupcake bouquet, with a few lollipops thrown in (of course!)...

What's Valentine's Day without conversation hearts? 

 And this little guy gave me fits...he's supposed to be a kitsch-y little 50's inspired figurine...he's much cuter in color (as is the entire picture), I hope....but you'll have to wait to see...the only peeps who have seen the finished piece are me (of course), Sadie and my mystery critic (she always gives great advice on WIPS, thanks mystery girl!)....

Everyone else has to wait for Lollishops....I'm such a tease....

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!
(and what the heck happened to Monday?? It's going to be one of those weeks)...

Until Next Time,
STEPH





6 comments:

Bee said...

I love it, it looks fabulous. You are so clever, I can't wait to see you Lollishops when it opens.

Christina Silverio said...

Oh, that is just lovely!
I can't wait for Lollishops to open as well (I'll be a vendor, too). Only a month left?! Yay!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Oh, I can't wait for Lollishops to open! I just love your creativeness :)

Liane said...

I just wanted you to know That you are exactly what I look for when I shop on Etsy ! So don't feel like you don't fit in :)P.S I am not old either !

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Wow Stacey I love your illustrations!!!
Blessings,Flora

Pieceful Bits said...

Steph,

How creative you are! Fabulous sneak peek(~~)Julie