Can that title be right? Indeed, when applied to GLOGIRLY, aka Debbie Glovatsky, the grand prize winner of the BlogPaws 2012 T-Shirt Design Contest.
We had so many paw-tacular t-shirt design entries that it was a tougher-than-usual decision to make for the pack here at BlogPaws.In addition to fame, GLOGIRLY wins a blog badge, contest page recognition, BlogPaws announcement, free conference pass ($199 value) to BlogPaws 2012, this interview, AND her winning design on BlogPaws t-shirts!
We wondered just who GLOGIRLY is, what feline fur-family member inspires her, and getting to know the witty creator behind the Real Housecats of the Blogosphere.
BlogPaws: Hey Debbie, congratulations on winning. Tell our BlogPaws community a bit more about yourself.
GLOGIRLY: I amDebbie Glovatsky, a.k.a. GLOGIRLY. My cat is Katie; Katie is an only-cat. She's fast approaching her fourth year of blogging. I say 'She' because the GLOGIRLY blog is voiced entirely by Katie.
BlogPaws: That sounds fun! Tell our members more about the blog.
GLOGIRLY: What the GLOGIRLY blog is: Katie and Glogirly are the creative minds behind the hilarious GLOGIRLY-Tails Of A Cat And Her Girl. Their blog is voiced by Katie, the sarcastic and sharp-tongued kitty known for her catitude, beauty and wit. Glogirly is her ever-faithful, eye-rolling human. Together they take on the blogosphere by storm with dazzling photography, Photoshop prowess and witty accounts of life from a cat's point of view. Recently the duo launched their own YouTube Channel featuring their newest creation, The Real Housecats Of The Blogosphere, a clever reality series featuring catty bloggers from all over the world.
BlogPaws: Will this be your first time attending BlogPaws (the event)?
BlogPaws: About the winning t-shirt design, where did the inspiration come from for the winning design and how long did it take you to do it?
GLOGIRLY:I was inspired by the blogosphere and all of the pets and humans that are a part of it. The blogosphere makes a very big and strange world a smaller and more familiar place. T-shirts and logos are often tough to design. They've got to be simple enough to get their message across in the time it takes to blink. Bold enough to grab attention and create a memorable impression. But not so simple they become generic. I spent the better part of a weekend putting it all together, bouncing the finishing touches off of my husband. It's always important to take a step back and see it through someone else's eyes.
BlogPaws: For others who may not be so art savvy, what tips would you give to learn how to do what you did for the winning design?
GLOGIRLY: Look for designs that inspire you and try to copy the things you like about them. For example, do a Google search for award winning website, product and logo design – then feast away at all the great ideas you're sure to find. Keep it simple. Less is more. Don't get tricky with lots of special effects and drop shadows. Don't use too many colors or different and crazy fonts. Get familiar with your software and practice, practice, practice. Every time I use Photoshop or Illustrator I learn something new.
BlogPaws: Where can folks learn more about you, your blog, and to connect?
Our Blog: http://www.glogirly.com/
Our YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieGlovatsky/videos
Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/GLOGIRLY-Tails-Of-A-Cat-And-Her-Girl/282290930935
How to become a Real Housecat and star in our videos: http://www.glogirly.com/p/real-housecats-new.html
Our Real Housecats Of The Blogosphere Zazzle Store: http://www.zazzle.com/glogirl
Twitter: @glogirly https://twitter.com/#!/glogirly
Note: GLOGIRLY made a meow-tastic video to celebrate this win: http://youtu.be/VCt-u6a_oX0
Be sure to join us at BlogPaws 2012 in Salt Lake City in June where you meet our contest rockstar.
Glogirly and Katie – you guys rock!! You’re very talented 🙂
Great interview and I’m looking forward to wearing my Cat designed T-shirt and super excited I’ll get to meet you at Blogpaws – woohoo!!
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
Thanks, Snoopy! Glogirly is excited to meet you too. I’ll be sitting this one out at home. In the comfort of my bed. Feet up, eating salmon bon-bons. She promises to bring a Katie-On-A-Stick with her though. ; )
And THANK YOU BlogPaws! We are SO excited!!!
– Katie, Cat-In-Charge
Great interview Glogirly and Katie. But for some reason I can’t imagine Katie taking a back seat anywhere!!!! lol
Yay for Glogirly! And for Katie…the inspiration behind it all!!
YAY ! HURRAY for the bestest Katie and Glogirly !
I wish that Salt Lake City wasn´t so far away from Sweden 🙁
I am lucky enough to be a cast member of Season 2, The Real House cats. Glogirly and Katie are very talented directors.
What a joy to learn about GLOGIRLY. Great paw-sonality!
Thank you Carolyn & Austin, Island Cats, Kjelle Bus, Miss Callie & Carol!!!
CAT Power!!! WooHoo!
; ) Katie
I’m so excited that they won the contest. It was a wel-deserved win too.
Thanx Mario! You know you make my kitty heart go pitter patter.
Wowwie! Me is just so proud that me knows yous guys! And that your Teeshirt winned. The only thing that makes me sad is me or my Mommy is not going to BlogPaws so we won’t gets one.
Awww…Penelope. If someone decides they don’t want their tee shirt when I’m there, I’ll bring it home and send it to you. : )
Congratulations Glogirly and Katie! The shirt design looks great! I hope we can meet at BlogPaws.
We LUFF Katie and Glogirly 😉 And Real Housecats? Well, it’s da BOMB!
It is good to see Glogirly featured here, and I love the t-shirt design.
We love the T-shirt design Glogirly. We just love Glogirly and Katie!
Congratulations, Glogirly! I can’t wait to meet you at BlogPaws and wear your awesome T-shirt!
These pictures are annziag, the clarity and brightness and Riley is sucha good model, he’s sooo cute and looks like he will be a heart-braker.Except for the eyes, he looks so much like Tommy did at that age.He has his Mother’s beautiful eyes. Thanks for sharing.