Mouse pad from Zazzle

I got the mouse pad I ordered from Zazzle in the the mail today. (They gave me $10 for my birthday so I ended up only spending $0.95 out of my earnings on there and of course, free shipping with Zazzle Black) Check it out.

The first thing I noticed was a very strong odor when I opened the package. An almost fishy chemical smell. But it faded quickly.

Second thing I noticed was the thickness of this mouse pad. It’s very sturdy unlike the one I was using up until today. That one was starting to separate into layers, curling and cracking. I shouldn’t complain since it was a free mouse pad. I’m not even sure where it came from.

Thirdly, the colors seem a tad faint compared to the actual graphics below but I think that might be due to the material that the design was printed on. Also, I really don’t recall if I was working in CMYK or RGB. Might have something to do with that. You can go on Zazzle and see other customer photos. (It’s really not as bad as my photos look. This thing was really hard to photograph true to form. What you see was as close as I could get to what my eyes are seeing. Maybe if I shot in natural sunlight… but it’s night and we’re expecting a few days of thunderstorms so that won’t be happening.)

I showed my mom and she immediately said she wanted one too, because it was nice and thick and looks so cool. So I’ll be ordering one for her. I’m going to surprise her with the design. (Not the same as mine.)

The funny thing is, when she saw my mouse pad, she said, “It looks like an alien language.”

And I told her that’s what it is! She knew.

It might be hard to believe but this design was made from this image below.

I scanned it and played around in Gimp to get it to look like this. Super easy!

Oh, also I made Zazzle Pro! Yay! I’ve been a member for years but only actually started listing seriously in December (of 2016). So in half a year I made Zazzle Pro. Don’t give up, Zazzle designers! It is very possible. Now for the other levels…. well, we’ll see!

Terri K. Jones

I am a freelance artist, designer and writer. Currently I’m focusing on my bold repeat print patterns.

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