At my local grocery store, bread is about $4.50 for a decent size italian loaf. If I make $7.25 and hour, that means I’d have to work 37 and a half minutes for a Loaf of bread.
but hey, that’s not so bad right? Work two hours and you’ll have a sandwich, eh?
Oh hey, turns out I also need toilet paper, rice, chicken, some veggies, a can of soup, and some cereal. (to name a few basic groceries one might need on a budget) we’ll round those things down to $25 just to make the math easier.
at $7.25 an hour I’ll have to work about 3 and a half hours for basic groceries.
That doesn’t include bills or gas or all the other groceries I need, That’s ONE quick trip to the store and I already have to work half a day just for that.
You don’t understand Anon, my pages could take HOURS if not DAYS. Between the sketching, inking, colouring, lettering, and finishing it’s taken at least a full two day’s work if not longer for each page.
I have a job that pays me beans, I cannot afford to post more pages a week without compensation. I literally cannot afford to do that. Not to mention the idea that art is only worth minimum wage cheapens the amount of work and effort that goes into producing it. I should be making WELL ABOVE minimum wage for my art via page count and commissions but it’s this damn “deviant art” mindset that makes people feel like they’re being swindled for paying a livable wage to artists. It’s rude and childish and I ask that you please stop considering artists as less worthy of affording a normal life.
You can either pay me what I ask for what you want or stop complaining about what I already give you for free.
Look out for a kick a$$ mod capsule collection by Zoey Deschanel for Tommy Hilfiger. It’s got 1970s silhouettes with a Mod Mini skirt standard for each design. The pictured above is my favorite <3 <3 <3
The Rad Vintager has new listings, and it’s for babies!!
It’s all vintage, and it’s all hand dyed black with an embroidery trend focus and all one of a kind. This took the right fabric (hint, hint: all natural) and about five failures before it was right. Disclosures: All self-depricating failures admitted in this blog please enjoy.
Hands were dyed black as well in this process, no matter how many gloves I wore or tongs I used, I’m a hands on person, so in the end of the process consider the look of your nicely dyed hands a marker of DIY accomplishment if you decide to do this :)
1. Thrift it: Go to your local thrift store and score some super cute vintage baby clothes, this is left up to your decided taste of what is cute mind you. usually each piece is about 25 cents. So this method of madness makes sense fiscally and creatively. I can’t knit, so this is all the creativity I had to offer my children, where I could say: “oh look what I made you when you were a baby, I’m the best mom ever.”
2. Buy : fabric dye is usually located at your nearest fabric store. Rite Dye happens to be the most popular and it comes in powder and liquid. Buy the powder!! Sorry but the liquid is a dollar more and just doesn’t do the job nearly as well. Buy huge amounts of salt.
3. Now get to it: Boil water, put two cups of salt in the water (this seems like a lot but it makes the worlds difference) Keep in mind your filling the pot with about 6 cups of water. Now put in about two items at a time, you will see the dye take within a couple minutes but in reality let it simmer for about 15 minutes. hang dry. wash cold. and then dry in the dryer. This was the process that gave me the results I wanted. Some people recommend dying it twice for darker results.
If you want one of a kind hand dyed vintage baby clothes without the dyed hands of accomplishment and the hours of DIY, then stop by the shoppe shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RadVintager