Monday, December 12, 2011

New Scarves!! Hand-Dyed and Discharge-Printed

Here is the latest creation! Hand-dyed Scarves--
both plain woven lightweight cotton, (shown at bottom in Mink Brown)
and knit cotton Infinity Scarves (all one piece of cloth, can be wound twice around one's neck, shown at top in Periwinkle Blue).
The pattern is based on a rubber stamp I did a long time ago.
The Dye colors shown are deep Periwinkle Blue, Mink Brown, Pewter Green, Barn Red and Whale-Tail [really Dark Navy-ish Blue Grey, a Dharma Muck Dye]

So, I will be selling these on 2 Holiday Sale dates:
•Wednesday 12/14/11, 4-7pm at UArts
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium, 320
S. Broad St., Phila.,PA. --If you are in
Center City then----and
•Saturday & Sunday 12/17->18/2011, 10am to
5pm both days, at the
Mt. Airy Art Garage, 11 W. Mt. Airy Ave.,
Phila., PA. --in the NW section of Philly!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Future CEO of LS-Drew Graphics, wearing Robo-Squirrel!

Well, here is yours truly at a very young age (along with my grandmom, Jolan,
who took care of me a lot when I was little).
Who knew I'd be visualizing the creation of
and rocking some Robo-Squirrel back then!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Drew Graphics Logo T's

Some of my Drew Graphics logo T-shirts...all lined up and ready to go! The beauty of print production!!
This was the first logo I designed for
Drew Graphics a long time ago; it was on our first business card, and also on one of my current ones.
The 3 shirts on the right are all my own over-dyed colors. The shirt has a small left-chest logo on the front and a larger logo across the back, printed in a very dark midnight blue ink.
Gotta spread the word!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Mt. Airy Art Garage/Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST)

Mt. Airy Art Garage (, the local art group I belong to,
has a brand new building at 11 W. Mt. Airy Avenue in Northwestern Philadelphia---what better place to inaugurate my participation in my first POST event! (
I will be showing/selling my hand-printed graphic T-shirts there on 10/1 and 10/2/11;
hours are 12-6pm both days. There is ample parking locally, and also a trolley will
be running up and down Germantown Avenue for $5 a pop on Sunday 10/2, to allow
for easier studio-hopping! Stop in and say hi--And see the cool Mt. Airy artists and their stuff!

pattern and irregularity of element

a prototype window shade printing, originally done for
Chestnut Hill Yoga.
more to come--but
more than likely evolving
into garment prints in my next round of uninterrupted studio time....

Friday, July 29, 2011

Robo-Squirrel Dog T-Shirts!

“Robo-Squirrel” by L.S.-Drew Graphics --
now in Dog T-Shirts.
Available in Pink and Blue, in XS, S, M and L.
100% cotton Shirts.
These fit smaller dogs.
Human Kids' size shirts
can also be printed to
fit larger animals.
Let your pet join in the fun too!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

High Point Sunday Market, Allens Lane Station, Philadelphia

Here I am on 7/3/2011 at the High Point Sunday Market, selling my rad shirts! This is a new weekly venue which also includes farm-fresh local veggies and even live music and other presentations--besides local artists/crafters.
The market is held at Allens Lane Train Station at Cresheim Road and Allens Lane, in lovely NW Philadelphia (West Mt. Airy), and goes from early June to the end of October this year; hours are every Sunday, rain or shine, 10 am to 4pm.
This has been an excellent summer venue for me in many ways!
My sister-in-law Shirley is at right, wearing a Marigold Conspiracy shirt (designed by Mira Adornetto, printed by me in late 2009).

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Hedge Trimmer T-Shirt/Hard at Work in the Studio

Here I am in my studio (flexing the squeegee muscles!) getting ready for
summer ---and here is a preliminary view of the latest T-shirt --
just in time for gardening season, right?
It shows my old manual hedge trimmer and pruning shears.
(no electric or gas ones at my house!)
I have a similar T-shirt which features antique bolt cutters as well.
(that one can be seen on my Etsy store)
~For all you hand-tool aficionados!~

Sunday, May 22, 2011

More Dyes on the Way!

Well, I did it again! I had to satisfy my jones for more fresh and funky T-shirt Hand-Dyeing, so
I just ordered some more “Muck Dyes,” and other new fabric dye colors from Dharma Trading Company. I had SO much fun last summer doing my own dyes, and got such great results with both dyeing, and printing my designs on the dyed garments, that even though I wasn’t originally planning to do more dyeing any time soon---I just couldn’t resist (ok, very bad fiber-artist pun!)---especially once I caught the “Muck Dye” naming contest on Facebook a couple weeks ago!
For the uninitiated, Muck Dyes are the one-off, un-reproducible, weird-batch colors that Dharma makes available to the fiber-art public in the spring, via a mucky-color naming contest ---they are what lured me into dyeing last summer. Colors like “Elephant Elbow,” “Professor Plum” and “Muckleberry”--you get the idea!
By the way, my work is now on their website (it appeared on their April 2011 web newsletter)
The Dharma people were nice enough to feature my T-shirts on their website, and even said that they were especially psyched to have my stuff on there, since they don’t get that many screenprinters submitting work to them---so that is pretty super cool!
(actual link to appear shortly)

So now I am washing more T-shirts in preparation for the dyeing, and waiting for the new fun colors to arrive. This might end up being a yearly summer project for me! And I plan to have more studio time this summer, which is great.
More photos to well as new T-shirt designs in the works!
Ok, back to the studio for more printing...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Incarnations---T-shirt Image Evolution, Part 1

Here are 2 of my original non-silver print process images
(cyanotype and gum-bichromate) from which the
T-shirt image evolved.
Part 1 is the
“Chrome Car” print and Part 2 is the “Beach” print.
The Chrome Car T-shirt image also has other colorway variations (shown in previous posts).
Here I show it going from a cyanotype on paper, to a 4-color fabric screenprint on a white shirt; to more recently, a 3-color print using Discharge paste on a dyed shirt, to achieve the background building colors. I continue to experiment with discharge printing in this image, as my interest has largely been to see how various dyed shirt colors discharge and contribute to the image.

Incarnations---T-shirt Image Evolution, Part 2

Friday, January 14, 2011

Robo-Squirrel for Kids!

Announcing Robo-Squirrel, now printed on Kids'
size shirts!
Robo-Squirrel is a great image for all ages, and now
he appears on all kids' sizes, from Newborns to
Youth size Large!
The main Squirrel image is hand screenprinted in black water-based fabric ink,
and the wind-up key is hand-painted in red water-based fabric inks.
So far my people are embracing this new development.
Robo-Squirrel Energy for everyone!
(thanks to P.T. for sharing the photos)