One of the art groups I belong to is Society6, which is an international artist community representing more than 70 countries worldwide. They collaborate with some very cool companies to bring art to people. One of those companies is Urban Outfitters and I was thrilled to hear they wanted one of my pieces to carry in their Urban Outfitters/Society6 collaboration shop. They offer different sizes of a gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. They are custom trimmed with 2" border and are very nice, top-of-the-line prints. What I think is fun is they also carry it as laptop and iPhone/iTouch skins. Skins are thin, easy-to-remove, vinyl decals for customizing your laptop. Anywho...I just thought it was awesome they choose one of my designs, especially when there are so many wildly talented artists on Society6 to choose from. Made my day, to say the least.
Unrelated to that, but still makes me happy: The Impact directory purchased one of my photos to be the cover of next year's Leavenworth, WA phone directory. If you've never been to Leavenworth, I highly suggest you rectify that! It is settled at the base of the Cascade mountains, is picturesque, to put it mildly, and is a "theme" town, where the entire town is done up in a "Bavarian Getaway" style, and it is so much fun to visit. Amazing views, food, very fun shops and always something going on each weekend, from May Fest, summer arts and crafts exhibits, Oktoberfest (huge here!) to Christmas tree lighting...always something. We're lucky to live only 1/2 hour away and I'd say we're there every other month or so. Just a great place to visit for a weekend.