Sorry for this sudden interruption in the transmission of the 12 DAYS OF A SAD FACE CHRISTMAS, which I hope some of you are enjoying (piffle to the rest of you), but we need to have a talk.
Behind SAD FACE is a human being. Me. My name is Diana and yesterday I turned 35 years old. Currently to pay for the food we (my husband, me, his daughter) eat, I work weekdays in a takeaway restaurant, and I have done so for some time now. The work is not beneath me, but it is not what I want to be doing with my life, and as such, I’d like to stop doing it at some point (mostly because the pay is really low and sometimes the customers are so horrible you just want to either cry, or punch them in the face. You get to do neither).
The SAD FACE tumblr currently has 870 followers. The SAD FACE web site has page views which I tot up and track and worry over. What I would love more than anything in the world is if just some of those people who clearly enjoy SAD FACE found it in their heart to shop at the SAD FACE Etsy shop, or from the t-shirt/mousepad selection in the shop on thisissadface.com.
I love creating SAD FACE, and I am not going to stop any time soon. What I hope is that somehow SAD FACE can be the way that I don’t have to be treated like dirt for minimum wage in a takeaway restaurant any more.
If there is a SAD FACE illustration you would like to see as a t-shirt or mousepad, or as a note card or art print, please just let me know, and I will try my best to make it happen. Also, if you have any ideas for further products you would like to see, then we should talk about it.
And if any of you want to offer me a book deal, OH GOD WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
Mostly, I want to make 2011 the most amazing year I have ever had. But to do that, I need you to support me. Yes. You.
Thank you, and all my love,