It’s the New Year and Otter Things is another year older. On January 4, my little otter empire turned 6. As a special treat, I gave it a Twitter profile. Yup, otter and bird are together at last!
In the past, all the news from Otter Things showed up here on the blog, and then I started the Facebook Page. I had my own author Twitter account, but I am sure some of you don’t want to hear the ramblings of a children’s author, and some of my writing colleges and fans don’t want to be inundated with cute otter pictures—of course, I don’t see why not.
If Twitter isn’t your thing, you can still get information from the other sources, but if you truly want all the nitty-gritty, sign up for the newsletter. This quarterly letter comes straight to your inbox and has information that others won’t get, like special sales and fun facts about what I Otter Be® doing at Otter Things.
Otter things are always happening at Otter Things, and it’s a great place for otter lovers to get otter wares.
For many years, I have been making my illustrations available on t-shirts, mugs, and similar items through Cafe Press and Zazzle. My little otter has been busy with many otter activities. It’s been seen reading, dancing, swimming, even fighting zombies; and that’s just to name a few. However, I dreamed of a day when I could sell directly from my own site, and offer my fans all of my designs. Well, my dreams are about to come true.
After researching various drop-shipping companies, I was able to find one that offered a nice selection of products and Direct-to-Garment printing. It has been a slow process since I have to reformat all of my illustrations for the printing process, but the final products are beautiful. Over the next few months, I will be adding designs to the site and making them available for purchase. They will be available on apparel, bags, and mugs; but as new products come available, I will add them.
For those who just can’t wait, you will still be able to purchase my designs through my other stores, and I will have the links visible on this site. If you have already purchased an item with my designs, please let me know what you think. If there is a design that you think I otter be selling, contact me. I am always looking for ideas and my little otter loves trying new things.
It’s 2015 and a new year has begun. What a better way to start it off than by telling everyone about a new design. If you did not know I actively volunteer in my community and recommend that everyone do the same. The Clarence Bluebird Trail is just one of the organizations I help. I spend some of my free time with a group of animal lovers like myself and help record data on the nesting habits of our local avian residents. This inspired me to create a new IOB design, I Otter Be Birding.
Whether you tour the forests with binoculars, catalog newly identified species or simply keep a bird feeder in your backyard, this design can tell others what you would rather be doing.
Birds of a feather flock together, so don a shirt with I Otter Be Birding and hang out with your otter friends.
Want a more personalized way to express yourself? How about putting it in your own words? Tell them what you otter be with the new Fill It In Tees. The cute otter leaves them wondering until you pass by; simply write what you want on the back. Make your words last by using permanent ink or have some fun with sticky notes. Your imagination is limitless!