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These and the other products on my zazzle store were made hidden a few days ago to suit my children’s insistence that the store be closed and take the designs off of it because there weren’t thousands of people buying them. That is the telling factor in the world today – if thousands or millions of people want them and see them and buy them, they are valuable and if people don’t see them, find them, want them or buy them – then it is “bullshit” in my family’s opinion.

They don’t care that I designed them, of course. As far as my family, friends and my children are concerned it was a waste of time, money and efforts for me to have done any of it and demanded with every cuss word they know, over and over and over in hours of screaming at me, that I take the designs off the store. So, finally I did that and have spent several days absolutely miserable as I watched people come to see them and find nothing on the store. That was not only miserable, but it has to be wrong as well.

There are many uses of these designs and eventually maybe manufacturers will want to license some of them to use on their products – maybe. And, regardless – dumping years of my life’s work in design, art, innovation, invention and working to have a business – to suit my grown children’s idea that anything which isn’t selling like an air conditioner listed on craigslist will when temps reach 110 degrees – that is unreasonable.

It is also unreasonable to assume that the only sellable, marketable, worthwhile designs will look like Hello Kitty, Family Guy or some sort of puke on a canvas which is still being called fine art in America. There is no sense in that. If there is a place in the market for those things – that is great, but it doesn’t preclude everything else of value ever being available in the marketplace simply because those design styles are the fashion of the moment.

Maybe the designs that I’ve made including those in this post, will never sell to anybody anywhere – and maybe the public will never like them – maybe. It isn’t right to hide them, though. And I’ve known it only after having done it. That was the most miserable feeling – almost a black dismal despair – and now I understand why. Every fiber of my soul is saying that it is wrong to hide these designs and my efforts from the public, even if they never buy any of them because my voice and vision of design needs to be in the world regardless of what anyone thinks of it for no other reason than that it is mine, and, I am offering it into the world. I have every right and every reason to do that. It is the right thing to do.

– cricketdiane

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Where else can you get a cosmic armadillo?

– cricketdiane
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And, such a peaceful looking sailboat pin thing . . .

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