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New Design for World Otter Day

Currently, there are thirteen species of otters worldwide. All of them are monitored and five of the thirteen are endangered. World Otter Day (International Otter Awareness Day) is a day to celebrate otters around the world. Held on the last Wednesday of May, you can spend the day visiting otters in the zoo, reading about otters, or donating to the International Otter Survival Fund. Here at Otter Things™, I decided to release a new design for the otter fan.

Otter Things™ has a presence on social media and I do my best to post often. Like many, I use emojis and emoticons in posts but I couldn’t find any of an otter. I realized that otters weren’t represented in the character world like cats, dogs, or even unicorns :(.

My new design is great for those that <3 otters. Emottercon is a play on the word emoticon (a representation of a facial expression created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email) and the illustration of an otter using various font characters.

I just couldn’t wait until the end of May to release this design, so you can buy yours starting today. Now you have a great t-shirt to wear while you celebrate World Otter Day. I’ll be showing mine off on Twitter and Facebook. I’d love for you to post pics as well.

Have a Happy World Otter Day.

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New Design for Otter Lovers

I’ve added a new design for my shop and I just wanted to share it with you. I create more than just my I Otter Be® line of clothing and wares. Yeah, I like to mix it up a bit and sometimes it takes me to a fun, creative place. That is exactly where this design is from.

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This simple stylized line drawing shows the fluidity of otters swimming among some aquatic plants. I have been working on this design for a while. I wanted it to be simple and fun. It is currently available in T-shirts for men and women, and also mugs.

15 ounce mug

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With sizes to fit almost every figure, and a variety of colors, you can show off how much you love otters, and they are all made in the USA. Check them out and let me know what you thing.

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Play Ball!

Although you may be shoveling snow, baseball is in full swing. So to honor this beloved sport, I created an I Otter Be® design suggested by one of my customers, I Otter Be Playing Baseball.

IOB Playing Baseball previewYou can knock it out of the park with this little otter on a mug or t-shirt. He strikes a pose in his jersey and cap, and can’t wait to get up to bat. For those who keep stats on my illustrations, the number 10 is the same year I created this otter and now he is in the big league. Bill Veeck said it best with “There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball.” So, once you have dug out from the snow, put away that coat and shovel, grab that ball and bat, head out to the park and – Play Ball!

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Shakespeare in April

This April is William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Show your love for the bard with our new Otter Things design.

IOB or Not

Let boldness be your friend and get an otter Shakespeare quote on a shirt, mug, or many other items.

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. ~William Shakespeare

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Made For Each Otter

MFEO OrnamentYou never need a special occasion to give to the ones you love. Check it out at my Zazzle store.

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I Otter Be Hopeful

Hopeful adWe have a new I Otter Be design. The I Otter Be Hopeful line has multiple colors and patterns available, because everyone has a cause.