Heaven is a place on Earth

“Heaven is a place on earth” writing in blue glitter and silver, on black cotton mix t-shirt

Whenever I get an order, I brainstorm by listening to music. Normally I enjoy classical concertos and modern covers of them, but I find it helpful listening to mainstream radio for a fresh change, as well. Don’t get me wrong, I am not always “Ooh, can’t  do without my Bach!” I just like the feeling it gives me.

Regarding the fact that most my designs are based on lyrics and words of some type, pop music gives me major inspiration.

I came across Lana del Rey, she is gorgeous and has a mythical voice. I went crazy over her album, Born to Die.

But my favorite is Video Games. You can listen to it here.

The music is great, and the composition, but what I like most are the lyrics. Heaven is a place on Earth with you. Does it get any more real than this?

I don’t know, but I like the idea of living the moment, here and now. So why “search” for a heaven outside of this world, for the lack of a better word? It can be as peaceful and heaven-like as you can stretch your imagination to be.

Happy week, everyone, and remember, Heaven is a place on Earth!

xx

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If You Are Stressed, Turn it Around, You Have a Cupcake!

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We have a common notion, us humans. Whenever we are stressed, we get more and more and more stressed ! Then we can’t solve problems *because* we are stressed, we get even more frustrated because we can’t solve a problem. It is all a chain reaction with stress.

But I believe (and it is encouraged) to stop for a second, hit the pause and *then* analyze the situation. Most the time it isn’t half as bad, besides, when you take time to observe the ongoing situation, you have a clearer view and more peaceful mind to deal with the issue.

Of course, same with everything, practice and persistence makes perfect.

“It isn’t so easy!!” you may yell over there, hey, no one said anyone gets off without practicing.

But let me put your mind at ease, it ain’t so hard, either.

Everytime you are “stressed”, try to flip the words, you get a sweet sweet “desserts” ! 🙂

That being a metaphor, my point is, life is in perfect harmony, every single being, occasion, place has its perfect balance of good and evil. The choice is ours to make. One can look at an issue and see it as complete disaster, while another person could see the opportunity and blessing at the exact same subject.

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Try, you’ll see, it works wonders!

Good day to you all:)

Oh, and don’t forget to wear it around, maybe it’ll get easer to see things sweeter.. 🙂

"stressed spelled backwards is desserts" blue and black painted on grey cotton mix shirt

Play Outdoors!

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Probably one of the things I feel sad about kids today is, that they don’t get to enjoy outdoors any more. I mean, even if they *tried* to enjoy, there aren’t enough spaces like grass and play grounds. Not in cosmopolite cities anyway.

I’m not saying that computers and video games are *totally* bad ( heck, I even learned English playing video games!) but they absolutely don’t compare to outdoor activities.

A child’s mood, inner peace and connection with other beings in the world are directly related with spending time in the nature, interacting with animals and plants. At least I firmly believe so. And when I have a kid, I will make sure she/he spends plenty of time playing outdoors.

I didn’t mean it to be a promotional campaign kinda t-shirt, but I do enjoy the message it is giving!

Here is the shirt version of it, I liked how the colors turned out.

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Do yourself a favor, and try to save sometime to walk, have a tea outside, or just play with your pet.

Connect with the world you live in !

xx

-the girl who is capable of drawing extremely philosophic conclusions out of simplest things

Keep Calm, Equin-co designs are here ..

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An acquaintance ordered a “Keep Calm and blablabla…” tshirt. Well, we all know the hype in those and I should say I did dig some of them too.

But when it came to making something that someone out there already made, I was hesitant. Still, though, should I come up with the *idea* besides the design -lettering and illustration- and the application? In some cases, yes, I do. But every now and then, I take a popular and/or retro idea and add a twist to it, so it ends up being perfectly personal.

With this one, I thought, “Ok, I make tshirts, I might as well put a saying to this!” so that’s how I came up with that. She loved it, thankfully, which puts a smile on my face as well.

xxx

Going over board with creativity!

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Whenever I make tshirts (or have an idea for a tshirt) I usually go for simple, clean cut, to the point designs. *Insert HUUUGE liar pinocchio nose*

No, but really 🙂 Although I *usually* go for refined, I have the tendency to appreciate the beauty of eclectic sometimes. The shirt above is no exception. I absolutely love typography, even more when the words are the perfect description! So why settle for one?:)

The key for mixing it up, though, is somehow try to keep a common ground, like letters, or only metallic, or objects that relate to a similar category. They *have* to meet somewhere! So that the whole design doesn’t end up looking like a mess.

I love the cut and the texture of this particular one here, the lettering only made it more awesome, i think :/

xxx

Green glittery owlsomeness

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I am going all aboard with this owl stuff, might as well try all the colors in the world! Like, um, glitter. This ultra soft green cotton tshirt is blessed with owlsome goodness!!

My logo at the back:

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I am currently working on my Society6 profile, I will share it as soon as the online store is ready. As a default principal, I like to make my designs ( tshirts, dare I say) one of a kind, but some patterns and illustrations are so “in” and everyone seems to dig them, I make replicas of the same origin, or even the exact same.

So, if the design is not gonna be unique to the owner ( I shall say again, most cases, it is!) I will cooperate with sites such as Soceity6, so that there is someone to print it nice and good and ship it to the client for me.

I’ll keep posted!