Today is the official Doh-Me launch. After much work and time, Doh-me’s are now available! They can be purchased here.
A huge amount of research has went into both in the creating of Doh-me’s and making connections with factories for mass producing of Doh-me’s. Whether or not they are successful will only be one aspect of this whole learning process. The best case scenario is Doh-me’s will sell out in less than a month. If that is the case, I am fully prepared to mass produce them. There will be two different versions of the Doh-me: the 40 cast in resin limited run and the infinite mass produced vinyl. Worst case is no one cares and no one buys. After one or two months, I’ll know how to handle this with another strategy.
Now it is time to promote.
After enjoying a comfortable 9 years teaching, I slowly was stagnating. Every day the same working so hard that all I wanted to do was rest; a robot only reacting to my job. Considering all of my options I decided to leave teaching to follow my passions. I would rather struggle as an artist(enjoying what I do and living life to the fullest) than burn myself out. This was always part of my long term plans, however, I just started a few years early. I saved enough money to not work for a year giving me a good amount of time to invest time into my own art business.
During this time a lot has happened:
- Two road trips out to the western US. Spending over thirty total days visiting more than 20 national parks.
- Attended a world famous electronic artist’s show.
- Created and exhibited work for two gallery shows.
- Learned many new marketable skills: Jewelry making, Mold Making, Casting, Toy Prototyping
- Met many great contacts that will be useful for the business.
Much work has lead up to this moment. On Sunday January 30th will be the Official launch for my resin based custom blank toy Doh-me. I have all aspects in place — ready for both the best and worst possible scenarios.
Until the redesign is complete in October, here is my websites with links to my art for sale:
Karmabomb(to be completed some time in October)
My art and bio page will be up very soon!