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t’is the season

It’s that time of year… shopping season is upon us, and it’s especially important for small businesses to get the word out about where to find the best handmade holiday gifts. Why not pretty up your shop with a look that’s fit for the season?

two girls laughing too - shop banner (christmas theme)


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hurrah for fall!

Ahh, this is my absolute favorite time of year. The crisp leaves, the colors, the smells–I never feel more inspired than when I’m enjoying an autumn walk. Warm scarves and stews make it easy to cozy up to a favorite book and read the afternoon away–my pick is Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, a ghostly tale perfect for the season.

Now is a great time to spruce up your shop with a seasonal banner if you haven’t already. Here are two I finished recently:

two girls laughing too - fall banner

Paper Treats - Autumn Banner

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new in the shop!

calobee doodles buttons & magnets!

If you visit the shop at Etsy you may see some new additions… look for 1-inch buttons and magnets featuring Calobee Doodles original designs!

These cuties would love to adorn your backpack or shoulder bag or help you hold notes on your fridge or locker. You can choose from four different sets – cupcake kids, doodle girls, sea friends, and ice cream heads.


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on printing

I fully admit it–I may sell prints, but I’m not a print artist. For me, the artistic process ends when I close Illustrator. But I still want beautiful prints for my customers, of course! So what’s a digital artist to do?

Enter They do some seriously good work for people like myself, who need prints but don’t have the skills or equipment to do the job. They’re fast, efficient, and offer a wide variety of print types and papers of excellent quality. But what I really have to brag about is their customer service–it’s top notch. When I have a question, I usually receive a response within minutes. When the occasional order comes back with defects (our post office is not the most *ahem* gentle with my packages) they are quick to replace the prints at no charge, and rush ship them so they’ll get to my customers on time. I’ve dealt with several printers over the last few years, and iPfH is by far the most responsive and they do quality work.

They also have a Twitter account, where each Tuesday you’ll find a new “Tweet Treat” special offer. Sometimes it’s a discount on a certain type of print, or even a free print or two. This is a great way to try out their service. So if you’re an artist who’s interested in printing your work and you’re not sure where to start (or you’re looking to switch printers), I highly recommend giving iPrintFromHome a try.

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Welcome to Calobee Doodles’ new Web site! This is an online portfolio of “doodles,” both my own creations and custom work done for others. Please take a look around, and feel free to contact me if you have questions! I’d love to hear from you.