Just when you start to make progress, all HATS break loose.

Back here sooner than I planned because REDBUBBLE IS INTRODUCING NEW PRODUCTS: a baseball cap and a “Dad” cap. The “Dad” cap designation is new to me but maybe that’s because I’m not a Dad. And I never wear caps. Or hats.

So……….Even though I’ve finished only a few of the reorganizing projects I had to do this week, everything’s on hold because of HATS. Chaos returns and has brought a stadium full of raucous buddies with it.

Why? Because the images suitable for hats are a different size and type than the ones I’ve been making for more than a decade. I used to make (and sell!) tee shirt designs and cartoons but stopped to create other types of art. Unfortunately, designs and cartoons – if they’re even a little bit “trendy” – can age. Most of what I did before isn’t going to do well now. Today I’ve been searching through thirteen years of digital files for applicable work. Found a few pieces but that’s it. 

At this point I could stop, toss the old work into Redbubble’s uploader and call it a day. But you know what? Seeing all those goodies made me want to make new ones, and not only for hats. The transparent files they require can be applied to all of Redbubble’s products. I could stop but I don’t want to. I miss making tees, etc. And I miss the earnings. Can I make it work again? Even in the midst of TOTAL confusion because my entire world-of-art is still “upheaved?” Can I figure out how to do vectors well enough? Can I be funny again? I don’t know. All I know is this:

I have to try.

Consequently, I’ll be absent from WordPress for a few more days at least. Have fun, stay as fabulous as you are, and I’ll be back soon.



The Redbubble hats/caps are now available! If you click on the hat above you’ll go to the hat in my Redbubble shop (where there are other hats for sale).

I made the design using Amadine, a wonderful (and free) vector app. 


6 thoughts on “Just when you start to make progress, all HATS break loose.”

  1. That sounds like a good selling product, and your snappy phrases and cartoons should do well on it. I love the phrase on the “model!” Another good thing about this plan is that with short, current phrases, you can make your money before the scrapers find it and monetize it elsewhere, and then you can move on to the next current thing. Since short phrases often can’t be copyright protected anyway, it relieves you of the burden of policing them to begin with. I thought of doing that for shirts on RB, but as detailed in an email I’ll send today, I decided not to. I think your idea will work out well.

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  2. Cindy! Hi! Thank you!! I hope I can do stuff that sells…not sure about my sense of humor. And I just don’t have the right wiring to do inspirational things. You’re sooooo right, about the ripoff situation. It’s all about timing and algorithms now. But at least the hats are uncomplicated, unlike the many, many types of tee shirts RB offers. Thank you again!! 🤗👋

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  3. Thank you!!!! I hope you’re right – I’ve never been one of those trendy people so I’ll just have to do what I can & hope for the best. They’re interesting to work with!! Thank you again! 👋🤗


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