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Lately I get calls almost daily asking me to rep a line. Most often, my answer is “No Thanks,” followed by a genuine “Good Luck!” This response leaves a lot of frustrated designer/manufacturers out there who often hang up the phone maybe feeling a little bitter at yet another refusal.

I thought I would do something a little different for today’s post. I came across an article that may be of interest to my readers, so I figured I would share it and open up a possible forum for discussion. You may or may not have heard of a compound called, BPA. (I know I hadn’t until today) It is a chemical used to harden plastics, and is found in many baby bottles.

Looking for great ways to grow your bottom line? Then look for the new Chic and Minky Clean Shopper lines at the Dallas Show! We’ll be in the Larry Lucas Showroom (Suite 8301) as well as in RBA (Suite 2999). Scoop up Minky Clean Shopper, Blanket and Burper gift sets or stock up on Chic prints!

Wiggy Studio / Angel Toes
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I recently was commissioned by some clients from Dallas to create some art for their kids playroom. I actually did about four pieces for them, but stupidly forgot to take pictures of everything. But I luckily did take a photo of the biggest. The painting above was 4 feet x 4 feet (HUGE)…seriously it was big. They basically loved my Raining Mister Elephant painting but wanted more characters and really wanted the African amazon feel with trees and such.

I added monkeys and a funky orange giraffe. And a deep rich blue striped zebra for fun.

How can such a little body -I’m talking 30″ long - burp up so much…stuff? It’s a mystery for many, but thanks to the award-winning Clean Burper burp cloth, it’s no longer a problem. This over-sized and extra absorbent burp cloth was designed with baby’s comfort and mom’s clothes in mind.

No Slippy Hair Clippy® is headed for the big screen! I just found out that their gorgeous headbands and clips are going to be used in Adam Sandler’s new film “Grownups.” This is in addition to Ryan Newman sporting a number of No Slippy styles in the new Disney sitcom, “Zeke and Luther”. The show debuts tonight (June/15th) on the Disney XD channel.

Insights Discovered
J. Austin Ryan Designs

Remember a week or so back when I had donated a painting to charity similar to this one. Well, I had a customer see it who completely fell in love with it, but it was already donated and already purchased by the lucky bidder. So then I offered to create one that was similar but I added another planet to make it completely her own. And the result is the one above. It turned out amazing, and Denise my new customer loved it. And her son, who is ever so cute and pictured below, seems to love it as well.

Today is just one of those days. You know the ones… where your brain went home from work before the rest of you and you are left trying to cope… sans brain. Well, in an effort to spare you the forced dribble of a brainless blogger, I will leave you some cute No Slippy press publications to feast your eyes on instead.

Almost every Web site I visit has an About Us page. It’s a personal touch on a website and one that I visit on almost every site I browse. What most small business owners or marketing directors forget when they create this page is that this page is for a specific, targeted audience. The About Us page is a concise summary for your brand, explaining why you felt compelled to start a business, why your products should get a piece of a consumer’s disposable income and why you should be trusted to deliver on your promise.

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