Thursday, December 18, 2014

Comet Moon Cow

Newest design so far --for the young and young at heart, I think.
At the Philadelphia Waldorf School Holiday sale last month, a young boy approached
my table looking wide-eyed at all my shirts, clearly engaged. His mom then informed me
he liked cows and asked if I had a cow shirt. Unfortunately at that time I did not, and I do prefer my subjects to evolve into my design stock organically... but I continued thinking about this idea, since I like cows myself, have been thinking alot about them recently in general; and also, the comet probe
had just landed. I thought about making a cow on a comet, but the comet images from the probe that I saw looked entirely too rugged. Then I remembered the nursery rhyme, “Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat & the Fiddle”--- with the cow jumping over the moon--- and figured that would be a good enough celestial body to include with my cow! This image started out as very small ballpoint pen sketch on the back of an envelope, came together quickly and had hopes of becoming a woodcut. Right now it is a screenprint for purposes of fabric-printing efficiency.
These will also debut this weekend at the Mt. Airy Art Garage holiday sale. I plan to have a good range of kid's sizes --3T (smallest size this image will fit on) up to Youth XL, and some adult sizes too--and ladies tank tops will be ready for the summer.
In the meantime, Happy early Winter Solstice!

The Raven : Corvus Corax

Here is my new Raven shirt, complete with the bird's scientific name, Corvus Corax.
(so as not to be confused with others of the Corvid family).
Ravens are mythologically significant; they are also very intelligent birds.
I thought it a fitting subject to be included in my inventory!
This is a 2 color print, with a pale aqua spot tone and a black ink key image; it looks good on
blue-ish fabrics as well as orange-rust and mustard shades, which really show the blue layer to advantage.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

more Silk Scarves/Holiday 2014

I've been busy working on some new things this fall of 2014 (as well as attending various local sales events)-- one of which is New Silk Scarves! These have been hand-dyed and discharge-printed with my current scarf patterns. I have also started dyeing and printing silk Infinity (circle) scarves, which is a great find to be able to offer, along with my desirable cotton ones.
This one is a black-green shade; this particular black dye discharges to a green-blue. I have other colors available too.
The above is a blue silk, a color that has been popular with customers with my newest leafy discharge-print pattern.
These will be available at the Mt. Airy Art Garage Holiday Sale this weekend 12/20 and 12/21
(just in time for the Winter Solstice!) 11 W. Mt. Airy Ave, Phila., PA 19119---12-6pm both days.