Thursday, December 28, 2006

News from the studio...

The year 2006 is winding down and I've been thinking about the past year, as I tend to do as it ends. It’s been a big year for Manic Trout, I retired the computer and web design side of the business and have decided to focus on jewelry and paintings, which has been extremely liberating. This year was spent getting the online store in top shape and marketing MT, both of which I feel were accomplished pretty well and laid the groundwork for the future.

Now as the next year begins and MT celebrates its 4th birthday in January I am starting to work on my next goals. 2007 will be a big year for Manic Trout and I am excited to see how my plans unfold and the path that MT takes. On an exciting side note, my bf has recently decided that photography is his new I can be better at sharing the visual developments as well...starting now with a few studio shots...
Necklaces to go off to new homes

First up on my list of to-do's is a weekly item featured in the store...beginning January 1st (conveniently on a Monday this year!)

I'll give you a hint, I have been collecting vintage materials again...

My jewelry desk in the midst of inspiration...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Last Minute Shopping!!!

Have you completely lost track of time and are need of some great indie gifts asap? Well check out these fabulous guides for last minutes presents...or to spend your holiday bonus money on yourself...

Indie Collective Holiday Gift Guide

Indie Fixx Holiday Gift Guide

Indie Holidays Winter Cravings

Indie Shopping Gift Guide

Modish Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Shopping!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Manic Trout had a make over!

Every so often...or more often then not, a make over is needed. Well, Manic Trout just received a lovely sprucing up on the web site. Check it out, it will make your heart sing!

The next stage will be a cleaning house of the inventory after the holidays. Some items will be leaving the web site and only be available to shows and some will just be retired all together. The good news is that all of this will be happening for a reason...there are new designs in the works! Beginning in January 2007, there will be new items posted once a month...woo hoo, so keep an eye out for new arrivals!