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A peek up my sleeve

March 8th, 2010

After a “day job and life are a bit too busy” hiatus from silkscreening over the last few months, I did a whack of printing yesterday. I have a few new ideas a-brewin’, and this is the most excited I’ve been about my wears in a while. More details to come, but in the meantime, a couple of sneak peeks at what I worked on yesterday:

Any guesses at what they’ll be?

Hint: they’re not t-shirts! Hee hee hee moo ha ha!

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The re[VERB] line is he-e-ere…

May 5th, 2009

I was a printing fiend from last Thursday ’til Sunday, and am relieved to be ready for this weekend’s sales. Above are the four designs I’ve printed for my 2009 re[VERB] line of wears so far (shout-outs to my Dad and Meredith for tons of help!).

I can’t quite remember why it was that I started obsessing about words beginning with “re-” a few months ago. Maybe it’s because I say that I’ll try anything twice. Maybe it’s because I like to fancy myself a little green. Maybe I’m just a word geek (I did a bunch of research with my Official Scrabble Dictionary, yo!). Whatever the case, I wanted to use everyday “re-” words but put a bit of a twist of what they mean.

There are a few more word and illustration pairings up my sleeve, which I aim to have out in the next couple of months — but suggestions (and feedback too) are always welcome!

In the meantime, have a scroll through some pics from an impromptu photoshoot John did for me, where some wonderful friends came out and did some outstanding modelling:

I played the part of pizza-doler-outer, and also provided light and wind for some shots:

More photoshoot shots here.
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I’ve begun listing some of these to my etsy shop — woohoo!
Like I said in my last post, You’re as excited as me, right?!

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I’d like to re[introduce] you to my 2009 line — just briefly

May 2nd, 2009

With two craft shows on Mother’s Day weekend, I have been a veritable headless chicken lately. There’ve been bumps and stumbles, technical difficulties, a stray cuss word or two… but also wonderful help from friends and lots of “PHEW, I’m glad THAT worked!”

After months of brainstorming, sketching…

…and looking through dictionaries for ideas, I aim to have four new shirt designs ready for next weekend; and another few by midsummer. The designs are all part of what I am calling the re[VERB] line… and other than that, I will exercise great restraint by showing you only this for now. More to come soon, once I’ve corralled the help of my kindly friend models! You’re as excited as me, right?

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