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More Seeds of Inspiration Before the SALE Runs Out!

I did it! I finally got my behind outside today while the sun was bright and the temperature was a scorching 62 degrees and took pictures of the newest round of Seeds! I can’t believe they finally go up for sale this Wednesday. I’ve had plenty of pre-orders which is really exciting for me, but I want to make sure that everyone who wants 20% off during my Pre-Release Sale can still get it!

There are pictures of all the Seeds of Inspiration over at the Tiny Octopus Designs Facebook page which is also where you can message me if you’d like to place a pre-order.

And in case you’re coming to this blog post for the first time, the Seeds of Inspiration are handmade in polymer clay to serve as muses during National Novel Writing Month and beyond! Really, they can be a muse for whatever your creative needs may be. A friend of mine bought two for her mom who had been suffering from a creativity block and another woman keeps hers on her desk at work to keep her cheerful throughout the day. They’re just lovely little totems to turn to when you need a smile, a boost, or a surge of inspiration.

Note: Normally I put each image into the post individually, but I’m a little short on time and a little overloaded with images because I’m indecisive, so they’re in “gallery” format. If you click on them they’ll enlarge and you can just flip through the pictures. Hope it’s not annoying! 🙂

Only three days to go until they’re up in my Etsy shop and the 20% off sale has expired, so call dibs now!

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Photobucket and the Seeds of Inspiration

Sooooooooooo…. I’ve started using photobucket.com for all of my image storage/usage needs and I think I’m hooked. I hadn’t used the website since I was in high school and I was more than pleased to discover some of its fun new features! I use a Google Chromebook as my primary laptop and it is an entirely web-based system. That means NO programs whatsoever aside from Google Chrome and very little storage. However, it weighs nothing, runs crazy fast, and never bugs out because there are no programs to crash! It’s just been an adventure learning how to do everything I need to do through free online applications.

The only holdout was my inability to do simple edits to my photos before uploading them to places like here and facebook. But now it turns out that photobucket has quite a lovely array of photo editing options! Needless to say, I’m going overboard like a teenager who has just discovered the “posterize” filter in photoshop and thinks it’s exactly the makeover their myspace pictures need.

Please enjoy the fruits of my fun!

In case you’re coming to this blog for the first time, the items pictured below are Seeds of Inspiration: little muses handmade out of polymer clay to keep you inspired during National Novel Writing Month and beyond!

If you’re interested in pre-ordering a Seed of Inspiration before their release on the 26th, you can receive 20% off of your order! Just contact me with a dibs request.

And they’ll be up in my Etsy shop in less than a week!

SALE on Seeds of Inspiration!

I’m having a sale! I’m having a sale! While the Seeds may not be hitting the metaphorical shelf until September 26th, you can still claim one ahead of time! Is there a favorite Seed you’ve had your eye on? Even if there isn’t, do you already know you’ll be buying one once they’re up for sale? Then just call dibs!

From now until September 26th, you can pre-order your Seed of Inspiration and save 20%! Just contact me with the name of the Seed you’d like and if it hasn’t already been claimed I’ll send you a code which you can use during checkout to receive your special discount.

NaNoWriMo won’t be complete without your own personal muse to cheer you on and smile encouragingly up at you through November and beyond!

And as always, don’t forget to check out the Tiny Octopus Designs facebook page for updates, pictures, and more!

Very Special Seeds of Inspiration

If you’ve been following my posts recently, you’ll know that I’m in full swing production of the Seeds of Inspiration which I hope will be used as desktop/carry-along muses during National Novel Writing Month. They’ll be up for sale in my Etsy shop on September 26th, but I’ve made a few as gifts for friends which don’t necessarily fit the general design of the Seeds.

Firstly, I made a Dragon Seed for a friend just to see if I could pull it off. While it may look like a bizarre tadpole, it is in fact a fearsome dragon which I’m pretty sure could carry off a small cat by the time it’s fully grown.

The next was a gift for a friend’s birthday. She said she wanted something fairy taley and maybe princessy, so I made her a fairy tale princess! Meet Camilla and her little metal wings.

And finally there’s the little chicken! She looks kinda funny because I didn’t want to give her a beak, but gave her a little comb so she’d more obviously be a chicken. Not sure about the result. My friend seemed to like her though so I call that success!

There they are! Some very special Seeds. So if you have a favorite animal, plant, character, or pretty much anything else just let me know! I love experimenting and I love commissions. Hit me up!

 

Keep an eye on the Tiny Octopus Designs facebook page for more updates and more pictures of the Seeds of Inspiration!

Seeds of Inspiration in Prep for NaNoWriMo

I had a lovely afternoon of bright sunlight and no work or school yesterday so I took the opportunity to photograph the Seeds of Inspiration! Since I’ve already announced that they’ll be up for sale on September 26th, I’d now like to tempt you with some hopefully tempting pictures.

In case you can’t tell, these two sets are matching earrings and necklace pendants! That way you can take your muses everywhere you go!

Whether you’re planning to participate in National Novel Writing Month or fighting a bout of artist’s block, these little muses are sure to be just the kick in the pants your creativity needs! Keep an eye on the Tiny Octopus Designs Facebook page for more pictures and updates on the Seeds and swing by my Etsy shop whenever you get the chance.

Lots of love,

Heather

Seeds of Inspiration Release Date!

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I’m pleased to announce that I have decided to release my new line, Seeds of Inspiration, on September 26th in honor of the release of JK Rowling’s new book A Casual Vacancy which comes out on the 27th. I couldn’t help myself. I am nothing if not a nerd. These Seeds are intended to be little desktop muses during National Novel Writing Month and beyond so hopefully the proximity of the release dates will imbue the Seeds with a little extra spark.

 

Check out my Tiny Octopus Designs Facebook page for more pictures and updates on the Seeds of Inspiration!

Seeds of Inspiration

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After a long, lazy summer of being a newlywed, I’ve finally gotten back on the art horse and started a new line of sculptures in preparation for the upcoming noveling season of NaNoWriMo. As a participant, I know that during November I like to have a little trinket or totem of some sort to keep with me when I write. One year it was a necklace. One year it was a little resin pumpkin. This year I thought I’d make myself something to cheer me up and cheer me on while I make my crazy sprint towards 50,000 words.

What I came up with were the Seeds of Inspiration! I made myself two, Peanut and Perry, and decided it would be fun to make an entire line of them to sell for NaNo. They won’t be released in my shop for a few weeks until I’ve built up my stock, but I wanted to let you know they’re on their way!

So here are a few little preview pictures!

Keep an eye out for the upcoming release of my line of Seeds of Inspiration on Facebook and Etsy!

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