I did a little research on Portland and the Oregon state and threw in some state pride for good measure: Douglas Fir and some cute Western Meadowlark birdies swallowing some worms.
I QUIT MY JOB.
Wow, it's been a long time coming and I finally mustered up the courage to do it. This came right when great sites like FFFFOUND and But Does It Float and other highly-trafficked design inspiration sites started posting my work like mad. E-mails upon e-mails have flooded in with inquiries about personal commissions, information, etc.
I DO TAKE PERSONAL COMMISSIONS.
YES YES YES!
It's now my livelyhood, so feel free to e-mail me if you're hoping to snatch up a Stacey Rozich original. I've gotten a lot of questions if I even do this, and YES! I do.
Thirdly (is that a word?) Staceyrozich.com is due to launch sometime this week. I am beyond excited for this. I've been working with web design phenom Barry Sevig a.k.a Camp Doug to help me design a highly-functioning portfolio site and blog. But here's catch:
I'M MOVING TO TUMBLR.
Right as I see the number of followers on this blog sky rocket (seriously, it's gone up like 100 peoplesince a couple of weeks ago.) I'm making the jump to a more image-based server. Though Blogspot has been good to me, I feel like it's time to make the move to a place like Tumblr that will optimize my web presence. I really hope all you lovely folks will come with me and keep up with what I'm doing once this site has moved. I'm planning on a little give away too, once the site is up for the first couple of readers. Stay tuned for that.
With this new found freedom from a job I didn't really like, I'm focusing more energy on school and on running a really great blog, portfolio and store. I'm super excited about all of the prints and tee shirts I'm going to be selling. For those out there that don't have room in their budget for original artwork, never fear! Affordable high-quality prints are on their way.
In drawing this little novella to a close, I wanted to thank all of you wonderful readers and occasional viewers for supporting me and helping me make the change in my life that I've dreamed about for so long. It's a scary time, but I know in my heart I've made the right choice to work full-time on my artwork. In the coming days I'll be chronicling my progress, new work and up-coming shows I've been cooking up and generally all of my adventures.
Thanks for reading and keep in touch.