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How are you? 🤷‍♀️

Phew… I tried to write a blog post for several days now and beware, this might become one of the most personal blog posts on the entire Zizzling Zazzle blogosphere. But during these times everything is screwed and upside down… topsy turvy… any more good words for the current situation?

I mean, who in his right mind would have guessed what a pandemic rollercoaster ride 2020 will be. The forest fires in Brasil and Australia were already out of this world along with a strange “Is this shit getting real?” feeling in my guts. And now this corona pandemic with covid-19. Everyone is scared (well, maybe not everyone but MOST people). We are depserately clinging onto toilet paper and cloth face masks.

Horror stories or official news? Different countries coping totally different. Some enforce their lockdowns, some do nothing because they don’t want to or they simply can’t. It’s the rich vs. the poor all over again.

And here I am in one of the probably safest countries to be at the moment – Germany. Germany seems to handle it rather well. Less deaths – but is that good? Every death is one death too much, isn’t it? We cannot be happy about our privileged situation while people in other countries seem to not have such a “good” chance to survive this.

How long will it all take?

Is it ok for us artists to sell cloth face masks and to profit from it?

Questions, so many questions in my head…

And yes, I did create cloth face masks on Zazzle and I have sold a few until now. Does this make me happy? Not really, people need them and I am making money with it?

Is it fair? I still have my job, my employer ordered everyone to work from home. My husband is still on paternal leave and is taking care of the two kids during the day since day care is closed. We don’t need to worry about earning less or earning no money. No stimulus checks necessary, no government subsidy/grant. We are the lucky ones.

Is our situation fair?




So, how do you feel?

How do you cope?

Would you like to talk about it? It’s ok to remain silent…

Oh, this is a very special and rare occassion. Things like this do not happen very often… I had another referral sale on Zazzle, meaning I have referred a buyer to Zazzle and have earned a commission of 15% without the actual seller earning less.

The bonus about this sale is that I do know the seller. Say hello to Lucia from Germany 🙂

Why am I doing this?

The domain renewal process for had be thinking for quite a while now. I did renew my domain name and paid way too much money for it but who is actually reading my blog?

Why did I renew it when I seem to write and post less and less content.

Is anyone really interested in reading about my monthly print on demand sales?

Please drop me a line, I really do need some encouragement *sob*

“Mehr Farbe im Leben” (“more color in life”) is Claudia’s motto. Her beautiful designs are anything but boring. They are all very colorful.

I have created a Polyvore board with some of her products so that you can see some of her work:

Polyvore board removed due to Polyvore having been shut down.

You can find Claudia’s designs in many shops on different print-on-demand websites. Here is a list for you to check out:

Wow, I haven’t done these in a very long time and that’s a pity. There are so many awesome Zazzle shop out there like the one from Michael Ebardt, that need a little support 🙂

So today, let’s take a look at Michael’s Zazzle shop!

You can browse his Zazzle shop here:

Michael is coming from stock photography like Fotolia and he has beautiful photos. His specialty (well, my favourites) are the photos of his cute Husky puppies and adult dogs. They are simply adorable! Let’s take a look at a few of them:

And here are a few example of what you can do with your own stock photos when designing products for Zazzle:

If you would like to connect with Michael, you can find him on Facebook, Twitter or visit his website.

And here is a Polyvore Set I have created with some of his products:

Zazzle Shop Showcase: michaelebardt

Home decor
€0,76 –

Husky Necklace from
€19 –

€2,20 –



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