Sunday, June 1, 2008

Summer, Weddings, Sex and the Kitty

It's the first day of June, which means it's the start of our Summer Promo at Fresh Baked Goods. Well, tomorrow is the official start, since that's my day at the store and I still have to paint the window telling everyone "We Love Cats!" Originally it was going to be just a month-long promo focused on cat-themed items in the store, but we've decided to extend it for all summer. There'll be freebies given out with purchases, draws for various prizes donated by the designers in the store and other fun things, such as putting your own cat portrait up on the store window! Hopefully it will get customers involved and bring out all the cat lovers in the city.

I've got two new designs finalized and just have to make the screens up now. Wonder Cat and Wonder Kitty will be adorning shirts and bags and the like very soon.

Taking the initial sketch to the final design always seems like such a long process for me. I tried to speed things up a bit with PhotoShop but it didn't work out as I'd thought it would, so in the end, the computer just serves more as an aid rather than my main medium. I always debate about whether or not to do the design with Illustrator but I find that I like the hand-drawn quality of my images. There's something about stuff that is too clean-looking that kind of turns me off. But that's just my personal taste.

Here's the finished portrait for a friend who's getting married later this year. She asked me to make magnets to put on her invites after seeing the ones Matt and I used as wedding favours for our wedding.

The magnets are nearly done. I'm just waiting on the magnet backings to arrive.

And what about the sex, you ask? Matt and I took in the Sex and the City movie last night and despite not so great reviews from the critics, we both found it entertaining. There was even a lineup to get in to our theatre, which we never had to line up for. Then again, it was the opening weekend of the movie, which we rarely make it out for. My only complaint about the movie really was that Smith Jerrod's character was not portrayed in a great light, when you compare it to the show.
The rest of the audience was entertained too, so who cares what the critics say?!


Tara Fortin said...

Ok, here is my huge comment...

Lets hope all the cities cat ladies pass by that window. I would take note. :-)

I like the manties on that cat dude. (Man panties.)

I think magnets are the BEST little gifts. I love getting them at weddings.

I have only heard good reviews from fans, and they are the only ones that matter. Right? Haven't seen it yet and now I am stressed out about Smith Jerrod. Did you see him on House?? Yeah, you did. haha.

cathy peng said...

thanks, tara. i will take a picture of the window next time i'm at the store and then start posting it around the city to lure all the cat ladies. haha!

manties, i like that!

oh, so i wasn't the first to give out magnets as wedding favours? :)

and i guess you're a smith jerrod (or should i say, jason lewis) fan? he's pretty fine! after you see the movie, let me know what you think about his part in it. yes, i saw him on house :)
and yes, if you're a satc fan, then the movie is great. but if you're expecting an oscar-winning film, it's not the movie for you.