Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who chimed in on the Etsy shop name so far!  I love all your suggestions.  I'm also realizing (and maybe it's just from my vantage point) that I'm not really liking the sound of "Vonder" in relation to what I do (watercolor).  It just sounds heavy and harsh compared to the light, watery medium.  I'm also thinking that if this is a business, I might want it to be totally autonomous from my family life, my kids, my name.  Hmm... considering more about what I love in association with watercolor, I came up with this:


Whaddya think?  Any combo of those catch your eye?  Anything similar come to mind?  I'm thinking I'm at least narrowing down what my eventual tattoo will be :)

For now I will leave you with this disturbing image which --literally-- gave me nightmares last night.  Maybe you had to be there... but oh, the weirdness that is the Vonderhizzles...

Making a scene in the grocery store on our way to a Pumpkin Carving Party.

Friday, October 15, 2010

And Your Name Is...?

Hello friends and interwebs!

Due in part to your generous words of affirmation, and in part to the need for cash to burn I have decided to finally get the Etsy ball rolling!

So I will paint.  Somehow, somewhere, in an epic battle for space and time, I will find a way to paint.

Then I realized the really hard part: deciding on a shop name!  I wasn't expecting to do that right away....doesn't that take months of deep contemplation and market research or something?  I can't wait that long!  Not that I'm impatient or anything... but c'mon, this is just the first step!  I wanna get this ball rolling, people...before I lose my nerve!

I need your help!  I need your insight and your brilliant ideas and your creativity... if ever there was a time to be loquacious in the comments, it is now!

Here are the specs:
  • I will be selling hand-painted, watercolor and ink greeting cards
  • I like nostalgia, the ocean, and shapes that have movement
  • I liken zee Deutsch.  Our name is German.  I like to brand things with Vonder---, like Vonderhizzle!  (How does Von Sieben Haus sound??  A little too German?  It means House of Seven, 'cause that's what we are.  How about Aquarellfarbe?  It means Watercolor...)
  • I'm kinda silly and I have a bunch of silly children.
Let's make it a contest!
If I choose your suggestion or I'm inspired the most by your idea, you will be the first recipient of a set of 5 hand-painted cards!  Hooray!

So put your thinking caps on and... shoot, my thinking cap just got blown off as the aforementioned battle for space and time rages on around me... gotta go!

Thanks for your help!!