Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Kanzashi

Erf, sorry about taking so long to list a new batch of tsunami kanzashi! For a while, I've been in a creative rut with creating these unique fabric flowers. Two are for formal occasions and the other two are for more casual affairs. Click on the images to head over to the listings. And of course, more shall be listed hopefully soon for the spring season, so please check back!

Ivory Garden Fabric Flower Kanzashi OOAK
"The Ivory Garden Kanzashi" OOAK

Retro Love Fabric Flower Kanzashi Hair Accessory OOAK
"Retro Love" Kanzashi OOAK

Orange Creamsicle Fabric Flower Kanzashi
Orange Creamsicle Kanzashi

Cherry Cheesecake Fabric Flower Kanzashi
Cherry Cheesecake Kanzashi

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Print!

"Truffle Bats" 8x10" Illustration Print (click image to head over to the listing!)

Tired of the same old box of chocolates? Well, how 'bout a box of CHOCOLATE BATS??? They're super cute and oh-so scrumpdiddlyumptious! Just be careful when you open the box...otherwise you'll spend the next few weeks chasing them around you home with a net. :P

8x10" print of my original ink illustration, which has been digitally colored.

Printed on MOAB Legion velvet finish paper, using archival-quality inks. Each print is signed, titled and numbered, and will be shipped in moisture-resistant packaging. Watermark will NOT be on the actual print

Artwork © Marissa Rojas. Purchase of prints do not transfer rights to buyer.


I came up with this idea one day while I was browsing Cute Overload, and found this uber-adorable entry on Honduran white bats. Made me want to mess with an uptight friend of mine (I'll call him "M") by giving him a box of bats. He'd be like, "GAH!" and toss the box away, causing said bats to fly out. Then I thought, "What if the bats were made of chocolate, instead?"

...I think up inane things sometimes.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Print!

four leaf clover binary code printHere's one for Irish geeks! Or for those who have geeky, Irish spirit in them...or LOVE those who are geeky and Irish!

This is an 8x8" print of my four-leaf clover, which is composed of binary code that translates to "Erin Go Bragh." Great for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of the year!

Printed on MOAB Legion velvet finish paper, using archival-quality inks. Each print is signed, titled and numbered, and will be shipped in moisture-resistant packaging. Watermark will NOT be on the actual print.

Artwork © Marissa Rojas. Purchase of prints do not transfer rights to buyer.

(Click the image to head over to the listing!)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Favorites

Sorry I haven't made these posts in a while, folks! I've been trying to get back into the groove of blogging regularly and it's been a tad difficult. ^_^;;

(Items are listed in no particular order)

1.Strawberry Fields Formal Dress Small Medium Strawberry Fields Formal Dress by Sage of the Trades

2.golden retriever photo print big bean Two Beans in a Pod by Big Bean Photos

3.ginkgo leaves thank you cards Gingko Leaves Thank You Cards - 5 Card Set by Colette Paperie

4.gingersnaps fox retro onesie Gingersnaps Fox Retro Bodysuit by Crowsmack

5.calico cat photo print "Caught Mid Step" - 8 x 12 Fine Art Photograph by Bubbleberries

6.square lamp habitat 67 Square Lamp "Habitat 67" by L'oeil sur la ville

7.bird at beach photo print Bird at the Beach 8x8 Fine Art Photo by Lucy Snowe Photography

8.Sunrise in Cades Cove Sunrise in Cades Cove by Larry Lynch Nature Photography

9. The Cosmo Dress The Cosmo Dress by Inner Evolution

10.7 drawer mission dresser 7 drawer Mission Style Quartersawn Oak Dresser by CC Fine Furniture

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I've Been Featured!

My Ginkgo Leaf T-Dress has been featured in Colette Paperie's wonderful blog, along with a beautiful collection of ginkgo leaf-related Etsy items from other sellers.

Please check out her shop of gorgeous and unique paper goods! She makes custom greeting cards, wedding invitations, journals and more.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Please vote for my friend's contest submission. Zack is a wonderful and talented artist, and he deserves every bit of your help! All you have to do is click on the image below, then click the "thumbs up" button on the left to vote for him. It only takes a couple of seconds. Thanks!

rob thomas artwork contest

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Identity Re-branding

After nearly two years, my illustration and clothing line, Yay For Fidget Art! finally gets its official logo!

Off and on since opening day, I've been kicking around various designs to suit the quirky nature of my shop items. Something playful, but not too cartoony or childish. Plus, I needed the logo to fit in a square-ish type area for versatility's sake. If you have a fairly long brand name, it can be a pain in the arse to accommodate various print and web layouts in a tasteful manner. Anywho, my friend/henchman, Myriam enthusiastically suggested a dark apple green and a faded apple green as the official colors (because hey, we both lurve green).

The YFFA! Swatch Palette

Font choice, however, was rather tricky. At the time, I didn't have all of my font collections transferred to my then-new Macbook Pro, so I was stuck with a limited selection. I figured, "Whip up something for now to make the shop look more legit, then edit later!" So I came up with this:

The design finally struck me almost two years later, while I was watching movies in bed with Tony. I immediately snatched up my sketchbook and scribbled it out on paper right before launching Illustrator. A couple of hours of adjusting typefaces resulted in this:

It's abbreviated to suit space issues, but includes the full title name inside the exclamation mark. The full title can be situated just outside the logo, should said logo need to be shrunk down to a small size. While just the apple green is pictured here, it can also incorporate the other two colors if desired, or even be converted to black and white without visibility problems. The typeface itself gives meets the playful vibe of the shop without being over-the-top. Plus, the 8-bit look gives it an old-school feel, which is great considering that Myriam and I are children of the 80s. :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Years Resolutions

So yup, as usual, I didn't meet the goals of most of my resolutions, like last year. Below was a copy-and-paste of last years, provided with current commentary.

1) Make at least 150 sales combined from all three shops (so 50 per shop).

Actually made 84 sales combined, including off-Etsy items. Not bad, though. Could be better.

2) Lose at least 20 lbs.

>.>;;; *coughmoreliketencough*

3) Buy my first house

Well, this one was definitely a huge accomplishment, although it was a major pain-in-the-ass.

4) Adopt a Dog

Another goal that was happily achieved. :)

5) Adopt a second chinnie

Still searching for Ash's potential playmate.

6) Road trip around PA

Eh, explored some of central and western PA. Wished I had time to see Hershey and Gettysburg.

7) Pick up kenjutsu practice once more.

Never got around to it. :(

8) Learn to cook more Irish and Cajun dishes

Learned how to make a few Irish stews.

9) Start and finish RCIA

Never even started. :(

Aaaand, this year's resolutions:

1) I'll stick to the 150 sales goals

2) And stick to losing 20 lbs.

3) Start and finish RCIA (a must, if I want to have a church wedding!)

4) Be more organized and tidy

5) Acquire a steady w-2 job in design

6) Make wedding kimono

7) Finish MoH's kimono, make invitations and arrangements

8) Paint interior of house and pretty-fy, acquire much-needed furniture

9) Renovate master bath