Coffee cups with funny cartoons, made to please a gardener.
During the years I’ve worked at Zazzle I have met a number of “online friends”. It’s still so odd to me that I can communicate so well with people I have never seen. I’m of the old school generation who grew up without all this technology, and I doubt I will ever get used to it. That is not to say that I don’t appreciate being online. I work online, and wouldn’t be making a living without having the computer. I love the ease of finding a local restaurant, finding the hours of the farmer’s market, and using mapquest (I’m still not a big GPS user!).
Along the way, my online journey has made it necessary to find colleagues to talk shop with. Working online has it’s disadvantages. I can’t turn to my co-worker if I have a question. I don’t even have a boss to go to. (Good and bad.) So those of us who do the same type of work, must stick together and help each other. In the process we come to know their specialties.
Quite a number of years ago I discovered Tom of Swisstoons. We “talk” nearly every day. He is a cartoon artist and has some really cute and funny works in his Zazzle Swisstoons store. One of my favorites is the “wildflowers” scene with a crazy flower who is imprisoned because of his wild nature. Two little potted flowers look on with worried expressions. This is the kind of stuff he does. Vegetables, flowers and critters, talk and act like people in his art.
I thought I would link to his gardening toons here. The same drawings are on items like t-shirts, aprons, and bumper stickers. I have some of his magnets and have enjoyed his art all year long on one of his calendars. Now I am thinking I may need a coffee mug!