What is Inktober?
An Illustrator and cartoonist by the name of Jake Parker started a month-long drawing challenge to improve his inking skills. He would ink a new illustration every day of October. All 31 days of it!
What started off with one person’s desire to become a better inker has blown up to become a global event in the creative community.
Tens of thousands of people participate every year.Jake Parker, YouTube Sep. 14, 2017
It’s like #Inktober…for lapel pins.
Like Jake put it, participating in this
So…basically. I need to put up/come up with 31 new…or previously not for sale pins or products and put them on either my Etsy store or my
Why am I doing this?
It is HARD keeping up an e-commerce page. Like REALLY HARD, and I’ve been slacking a lot here recently. However, since we moved to Omaha a couple of months ago, I’ve had…let’s just say “more” free time on my hands.
There is a lot to this whole e-commerce page thing. You have to make the product, make up all of the product info like SKUs, prices, sales if any,
Since I love making these things and talking to my fellow geeks, I figured, why the hell not. I’ll give it a shot. I’m also hoping this will help me get outta the funk I have found myself in. Like I said earlier, it ain’t gonna be easy…and it may not be too pretty.
My camera just died, bad motherboard, found out last week. It will be missed. So I’m going to be using my iPhone for the photography all over this. With any luck, maybe I can drum up enough sales to buy a new camera and keep the momentum going.
Let’s Get Started!
I’m going to try and keep this blog
Time flies when you’re multitasking.–Bert McCoy
Pintober No. 1 – Zombie Lapel Pin – Baldy
I love me some The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead. I like zombies in general. So I think my first few Pintobers are going to be ZOMBIES!
This guy I simply call…Baldy. Not overly imaginative, I know, but it’s a start. Trust me the next few will be better. You can purchase Badly in my store.
Pintober No. 2 – Zombie Lapel Pin – Eugene
If you slap a mullet on a zombie, you gotta call it Eugene. I mean, it’s like a rule by now isn’t it?
Pintober No. 3 – Zombie Lapel Pin – Glenn
Yeah, I think I hit the nail on the head when I named this Zombie lapel pin “Glenn”…see what I did there? #DadPuns
Pintober No. 4 – Zombie Lapel Pin – Mac
His face might look like cheese, but don’t be grabbing the spoon when you see Mac!
Pintober No. 5 – Zombie Lapel Pin – Marshall
Just your average zombie looking for a dinner date with a good head on their shoulders. Must enjoy long walks, quiet evenings, hate fire and sticks.
Pintober No. 6 – Tentacle Lapel Pin
These poor unfortunate souls! So sad, so true. They come flocking to my cauldron .Crying, “Spells, Ursula, please!” And I help them… Yes I do
Pintober No. 7 – Jolly Roger Pirate Lapel Pin
Avast you skallywag or you’ll be finding yerself scrubbing the poop deck! Yarr! Pirates always be after the booty! New pirate flag inspired lapel pin for Pintober 2018!
Pintober No. 8 – Venom Lapel Pin
He might save you, he might eat you…He’s Venom!
Pintober No. 9 – Spidey Lapel Pin
Spidey pin, does whatever a Spidey can?
Pintober No. 10 – Jack-O-Lantern Lapel Pin
Pumpkin spice NOT included!
Pintober No. 11 – Rocket Raccoon Tie Clip
Don’t call me a raccoon, puppy, fox, a triangle faced monkey…or trash panda!
Pintober No. 12 – Hockey Mask Lapel Pin
F.O.I.F. the 13th…okay, maybe not, but maybe stay outta the water and keep your clothes on while wearing this Hockey Mask Lapel Pin, huh? That’s a good boy!
Pintober No. 13 – Diving Helmet Lapel Pin
Like…there’s a ghost behind me isn’t there scoob?! No it’s not Captain Cutler’s ghost, but it IS a Diving helmet lapel pin!
Pintober No. 14 – Piece of Cake Lapel Pin (Happy National Dessert Day)
This Piece of Cake lapel pin is approximately the size of a US quarter, made of Maple wood with a metal pin back and clutch. What’s your favorite kind of cake? Mine is marble!
Pintober No. 15 – Jack Skellington Lapel Pin
All hail the Pumpkin King! This Jack Skellington Lapel Pin turned out pretty good, I’m quite happy with it’s likeness.
Pintober No. 16 – Mister Oogie Boogie Lapel Pin
Well, well, well…what have we here?
Pintober No. 17 – Human Skull Lapel Pin
A Human Skull Lapel Pin approximately the size of a US quarter and made of maple wood ply. Add a sense of the macabre to any outfit, hat, backpack and more.
Pintober No. 18 – Video Game Controller Lapel Pin
This Video Game Controller lapel pin is made of maple wood ply and is approximately the size of a US quarter. Inspired by the design of the XBox One.
Pintober No. 19 – Hearthstone Lapel Pin
Home is where your Hearthstone Lapel Pin is set to! Am I right?
Pintober No. 20 – Penrose Triangle
Sometimes called the “Impossible Triangle” or the “Impossible Tribar” it’s an object that couldn’t exist in real life.
Pintober No. 21 – No Face Lapel Pin
Least this one shouldn’t try to eat you!
Pintober No. 22 – Retro Brick Space Force Lapel Pin
Say it with me now…SPACESHIP!!!
Pintober No. 23 – Minecraft Creeper Lapel Pin
This Minecraft Creeper Lapel Pin shouldn’t blow up your stuff, though stranger things have happened…
Pintober No. 24 – Optimus Prime Lapel Pin
If you didn’t cry a little when Optimus Prime died in the 1980’s animated movie it’s cause you were already dead inside. 🙁
Pintober No. 25 – Super Mario Lapel Pin
Sorry Mario, but our Princess is in another castle!
Pintober No. 26 – SNES Controller
Now you’re playing with itty bitty wood power!
Pintober No. 27 – Autobot Lapel Pin
Pintober No. 28 – Decepticon Lapel Pin
You cannot appreciate the light without the darkness. Plus, bad guys do have more fun!
Pintober No. 29 – Fortnite Lapel Pin
Don’t get caught by the storm!
Pintober No. 30 – Robot Lapel Pin
This robot lapel pin is 3 laws safe.
Pintober No. 31 – Alliance Shield Lapel Pin
For the Alliance!
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