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For me the toughest part about starting anything is the actual "starting". Sure I can plan things out, write stuff down, or map it out in my brain. But, putting that first foot forward to actually "begin" is the hardest thing for me to do. Take, for example, an introduction. I hate them. With that being said I can actually move passed this one.

My wife introduced me to the world of vinyl decorating a few years ago. The following is a loose retelling of the conversation we had that began this journey.
Wife - "Hey Babe"
Me-" Yes my dear sweet wife of mine"
Wife - " I want to start selling vinyl"
Me- " Records?"
Wife - " Decorations."
Me - " You want to decorate with records"
Wife -(sighs) "No, vinyl decorations. They are like painted on images that you apply to walls, mirrors, glass,…

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  • Born on February 12
  • Joined October 26, 2010

About

For me the toughest part about starting anything is the actual "starting". Sure I can plan things out, write stuff down, or map it out in my brain. But, putting that first foot forward to actually "begin" is the hardest thing for me to do. Take, for example, an introduction. I hate them. With that being said I can actually move passed this one.

My wife introduced me to the world of vinyl decorating a few years ago. The following is a loose retelling of the conversation we had that began this journey.
Wife - "Hey Babe"
Me-" Yes my dear sweet wife of mine"
Wife - " I want to start selling vinyl"
Me- " Records?"
Wife - " Decorations."
Me - " You want to decorate with records"
Wife -(sighs) "No, vinyl decorations. They are like painted on images that you apply to walls, mirrors, glass, really any smooth clean surface."
Me - (furrowing my brow)
Wife - (deeper sigh) "Think of Calvin on the back of a car or truck peeing on something, that's vinyl"
Me - (about to speak)
Wife - "I already ordered the cutter, and the vinyl. You will set it up, because you like that sort of thing (which I do) and we will learn to use it, and then you will quit your job, since you hate it so much. Ok?"
Me - "Yep"
(End of Story)

So since she did, then I did, and then we did, and there we were. Selling things to people all over the world that we made ourselves, out of our place ( which is now decorated in all sorts of shapes and images.)

It wasn't until about a year later that I noticed most of the things we were selling weren't "guy" oriented. So I began to play around with images of things I liked. After about 1 month I went to show her my first image (the Halo Master Chief). She loved it and quickly said "you need your own ETSY account."
(Up until then she had handled ALL of the selling on line, while I took care of "grunt" work.)
She helped put on my ETSY "training wheels" shoved me out on the internet. And, here I am.

Well that's me and my story in a nutshell. I am always trying bigger and more complex images every day. This is such a cool medium whose applications are almost limitless.

Oh yeah I almost forgot, I also do video production, I love video games, cats, and bacon, and Stargate SG1.

Thanks for looking, and if you dont see anything that you want, just let me know what your looking for, and I will see if I can do it.

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