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English teacher by day, pretending to be a t-shirt designer by night. Pretty successful at the day job, so that's kind of good.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Horn Can Pierce the Sky!

"My Horn Can Pierce the Sky!" - An updated version of my unicorn design. I re-drew some parts.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011

Day 46: Well, after 45 days of making something every day, I've reached an epiphany. Trying to draw something every single day really isn't working for me. I feel like I'm forcing myself to make just anything at the risk of losing inspiration and creativity. I think I need to step back and draw when I feel inspired. I'm also feeling a little discouraged right now. My designs aren't getting the feedback I thought they would. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong at this point. I started designing t-shirts for fun. At this point, I'm over-thinking it and spending way too much time worrying about it. I want it to be just for fun again. 

*Edit: And just when I was starting to feel discouraged, some good news came my way. :) Details soon!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

February 17, 2011

Day 47 - "The Vinyl Four" - Created for shirt.woot Derby #187 "Retro Audio: Records, Tapes, and CDs." 

Monday, February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011

Day 44: "Happy Valentine's Day!" - Today I baked our traditional heart shaped Valentine cake for my kiddo. Chocolate fudge with strawberry icing. The perfect follow up to the delicious steak dinner the hubby made for us. Yum!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

February 13, 2011

Day 43: "Faces" - Today I just practiced drawing faces and writing with my tablet. Fun!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

February 12, 2011

Day 42: "Cyclops Had an Unfortunate Name" - Created for shirt.woot Derby #186 "Oddball." I fully expect to get no more than 5 votes on this, but I had fun making it and I practiced drawing with my tablet.  
Edit: Just as I predicted, it had all of 5 votes when I woke up this morning so I took it down. I wish there was some feedback so I could figure out what people don't like. I thought it was funny. I must have really bad taste in t-shirts.

Friday, February 11, 2011

February 11, 2011

Day 41 - "Have a Nerd Day!" - Nerds are better than not nerds. Created for shirt.woot Derby #186 "Oddball."

Thursday, February 10, 2011

February 10, 2011

Day 40 - "Are You My Mother?" - Created for shirt.woot Derby #186 "Oddball." I don't think that's his mother.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February 9, 2011

Day 39: "Goldilocks and the Three Ratings" - What if Goldilocks had a ratings system she could follow when she arrived at the Three Bears house? I think that story would have turned out different.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

February 6, 2011

Day 36: "Coffee and Tea and Cocoa Oh My!" - I finished up my design for the Threadless Thermos challenge. I'm crossing my fingers it does well.
Coffee and Tea and Cocoa Oh My! - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 4, 2011

Day 36: I spent the afternoon making wedding invitations for one of my dearest friends in the whole world. An afternoon well spent full of laughter and sisterhood. :D

Friday, February 4, 2011

February 4, 2011

Day 35 - Today I made nothing, but I thought about it. I think that should count.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February 3, 2011

Day 34: "Taloned Tiger Tribal Tattoo Taunting Thumper" - Created for shirt.woot Derby #185 "Things That Start with the Letter T." Today is Chinese New Year. It is the year of the rabbit. Bye bye tiger, hello rabbit. I drew everything with my tablet for this design. This is the first time I didn't use the pen tool as a crutch. Practice makes perfect? Better keep practicing!

And the sketches to go with the design.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February 2, 2011

Day 33: "Coffee, Tea or Me?" - I'm attempting to make a design for the Thermos contest at Threadless. I haven't had much luck over there, but I'm going to give it a shot anyway. This is most definitely a WIP.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 1, 2011

Day 32: "Mustaches are Distinguished" - I created this design for the Goodjoe "Stand Up for a Cause" contest. The background behind this design has its roots in the school where I teach. Each year the male teachers in my school hold a Mustachepalooza. It's a competition to see who can grow the best mustache. The students and teachers in my school donate money to the jar of the teacher who they think should win the contest. After the winner is declared, the money is donated to the local food cupboard/family literacy center. I'm very proud of the community in my school for raising money and awareness for this cause. The bonus, everyone has fun during Mustachepalooza!