Monday, April 26, 2010

Open Call for Suggestions

Got a great idea for a project? Anything you're absolutely dying to see me try out?

This post is an open call for suggestions and ideas! I'll always be checking it, so it's never too late to suggest something for this Panda to paint.

Please note that this is NOT the page for custom orders. If you'd like to order something specifically to be shipped to you, email me at thepaintedpanda (at) gmail (dot) com and we'll work something out.

So if there's something you'd like for me to try my paw at, leave a comment! I'm all about feedback, and I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Meet the Mascot!

First of all, I'm officially done with undergrad! I took my last final today, and I graduate in four days. Oh my goodness, I just can't wait for summer!

But more importantly... the Painted Panda officially has a painted panda! Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce you to my new header, logo, and pretty much the basis of all things Painted Panda:

Pollyanna the Panda! She enjoys fresh bamboo, the color turquoise, and giving paw-painted gifts. Isn't she lovely?

After a few hours of painting, scanning, and Photoshopping, the Painted Panda finally has a whole new look. I'm even working on seals and labels for the first batch of crafts! Whatdaya think?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Welcome to The Painted Panda!

Before I actually start to post my goodies, why don't I tell ya'll a little background information about myself?

I consider myself a migrant by nature, and the next stop on my journey is the Big Apple. I'm really excited to move up north, but I've never really lived north of the Mason-Dixon line. My sister suggested that in order to get rid of my overwhelming amounts of acrylic paint/occupy my inevitably dull summers/try to earn a few more dollars before I move to New York, I start selling my hand-painted goods on Etsy.

"What a great idea!" I thought. But why stop there? If I'm going to be spending my entire summer painting and crafting, I might as well spend part of that time blogging. And blogging about crafting, of course.

So stay tuned for trinket boxes, wooden letters, and (my personal specialty) picture frames. Someone give this panda a paintbrush, because the summer is almost here!