Friday, September 4, 2009
The other reason is that Jordan and I have had a little snag in Cindi's developmental phase. The post in which I said, an inventor really doesn't need to worry about anything regarding engineering, was a MISTAKE!!
If you have seen the movie License to Wed, then I'm sure you can feel our pain....
I looked for a picture of where the character, Ben, actually tears up the doll. But, that is really too graphic for our little blog. Suffice it to say, that is how I have felt.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Immediately, I forwarded it to Jordan to tell her I found exactly the kind of art I love for marketing, brand logos, store room designs, etc! Jordan has always known that I had another favorite, which I had dreamed of being able to ask to design something for me!!
But, wow!! One look at Valeria's site and I was in love! Why have I switched allegiance you may ask? It's fairly simple and will make even more sense if you read my post on who our invention, Cindi, is intended for....Valeria doesn't design one woman! She creates women of all shapes, sizes, colors and ethnicities! If you have ever tried to find graphics on-line, you know this is not easy! They don't really seem to be out there.
While I would love for you to think that I look just like my Twitter avatar, I haven't been that size since junior high! Sadly, I've felt hotter as my avatar, than I have as myself in a long time. But, I think Valeria has a knack for making every woman feel beautiful! Don't believe me? Check out the sassy quips her voluptuous nude-beacher makes and you'll feel OK about having that slice of cheesecake!
I highly recommend checking out Valeria's website. It is full of information, eye-candy and shopping opportunities. There is even video that I bet would be useful for anyone about to take their product to market!
Before I go back to peruse her site myself, let me leave you with another one of her pieces with comedic advice....
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
After reading the Mom Inventors Handbook, http://www.mominventors.com/books/, we decided to put our money into paying an engineer to design our product, and then market it.
Remember, we had spent five years watching our other ideas going on store shelves!
Before dishing out money for an engineer, however, we first went through all patents and pending patents on the government's website. The link is conveniently listed for you to the right, fourth one down, under "helpful sites."
After making sure we were good to go, we then began combing the internet for information about engineers. I guess you could call this our beginning stage of "not knowing what to do!"
Update on the engineer...he's paid! Now, we await the arrival of our prototype for Cindi. We are also getting a CAD, which in my mom's mind is like a fancy 3D ultrasound of my baby!
I'll blog about that another time.....
"Cindi" was Jordan's idea and I wasn't too hyped about it, honestly. I was inwardly fuming because all of our other "great ideas" had been marketed by others, who were quicker and now making the money!!!
Oddly enough, an idea that had been percolating in my mind for almost two years happened to be perfect for "part" of Cindi. I didn't see it at first, but Jordan did. It helped me get on the bandwagon again. (Thanks friend!)
So, here we are, almost one year into working on Cindi. We've almost got the engineer paid off and will hopefully have a fabulous prototype very soon! Next week, Jordan flies out to meet with a company that produces some of Cindi's cousins. It's great people like this, who have already made it, that are such a blessing!
We have a long road ahead of us, but we're expecting it to be fun! I hope our experiences can help someone out there just starting as well, and of course, we would love tips sent to us!
Will write again soon and let you know how Jordan's meeting goes,