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

Live, love, laugh… Cut out t-shirt.

"live, love, laugh" writing in brown and red with metallic linings painted on white cotton fabric

 

Normally I don’t alter the t-shirts I am working with. I mean, I don’t style them with additional fabric, or anything that involves recreating the tshirt. I am only interested in the design *on* the t-shirt, so…

Well, this time I had the urge to cut open the front in heart shape and put a lighter color fabric to be painted on later on.

So this turned out the way it is, and the the orderer loved it!!

I hope you enjoy it, too !

xx

Damn right, it’s better than yours.

Hahaha, sorry for the title!

I wanted to make an impression. Success? :/

So, I liked the remakes of “Milkshake” a catchy song by Kelis: you can listen to here.

It goes something like this:

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard
Damn right, it’s better than yours
I can teach you, but I have to charge…..

Pretty hilarious! But I like the idea and funkiness that an artist can play with.  

How about my Rad Tees bring all the boys to the yard? I think yes. 

Have fun !

"My Rad Tees Bring All the Boys to The Yard" writing in white and yellow painted on brown cotton t-shirt

 

A close up, If you have a hard time distinguishing the writings all tangled up; like me! 🙂

"My Rad Tees Bring All the Boys to The Yard" writing in white and yellow- Close up

Owls are Invading Us :)

"Owlsome" lettering- green, metallic and pearly painted on grey cotton t-shirt

 

As you already haven’t noticed, I have a thing for owls. It’s not *that* obvious, is it?

🙂
Well, I said earlier that I want to create a line *only* for “owsome”ness , as I tend to make more and more combinations of colors and style with the cute little letter O, turning into a baby owl. We’ll see.

Meanwhile, you enjoy these ones, and make sure you drop me a message if you want your own owlsome.

This one is in black-white filter:

 

Cheers, everyone!

Make sure you enjoy the last bits of your weekend! xx

Yet another version of “Stressed- Desserts” Combo

"Stressed spelled backwards; Desserts" lettering painted on baby blue cotton t-shirt

 

So, my best client- my father- asked me to do a design with bold letters and thick colors; preferably with switched letters! With so much restriction, I didn’t have the only thing I needed; The Quote!

But I checked into my portfolio, only to find “stressed – desserts” combo! It would be perfect! I thought, with so many letters available for switching and turning and playing around. 🙂
The message itself is like worthy too, He always has been the laid-back kinda guy.

So here it is, the final work!

Enjoy,

xx

Madonna (upcoming) Concert Goodies…

As I have made my promise, earlier today, I am now posting more concert t-shirts I made for clients. They gave me absolutely no idea and/or inspiration tips to help create my design process, but I think they turned out pretty well !

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"Let the Music Play" red, orange, black and metallic painted on white cotton t-shirt

Have you seen the “surprise” notes on the side? I think they are *adorable* 🙂

I wanted something Music theme-y, so I came up with turning the actual word into notes, and always something playful helps, so I added” Play”. Hah, I have NO sense of humor.

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"you're frozen when your heart's not open" lettering in black, red and metallic on mustard colored t-shirt

Oh and Frozen. Oooooh Frozen. Boy, do I love that song. I think it’s very meaningful and has a *teaching vibe* even back in the day, when modern day self-helps and positive thinkings were not so much widespread.

The beat is splendid and exquisite as well. I just love that song. And also Ray of Light. And all of that album. Gaaaaaah, I’m ranting:/  I might make myself one and wear it as I phone-listen to friends shaking it at the actual event. 😦

"Ray of light" close up

I’ll keep you posted for even more concert t-shirts and more!

xx

Behind the Scenes, the Making Process!

I had this documenting-my-work-as-I-go thought in my mind for a while, but with this specific order I got from a collage friend, (who is very picky on things and likes them neat!) I decided to photograph my very basic steps.

The very first step to creation is- of course- come up with a design. I chill for a little bit, lounge, browse the web, listen to music, I don’t know, I do something that  would alert my insides to sketch something.

After that part has come, I SKETCH! Doodle, play around, make variations of stuff what I like best, and what I assume the client would like best.

Then comes the application part. First I draw with a pencil. Because when I make mistakes, I can easily erase them. I align the design, set the size and draw!

design close up

After I manage to get through the pile of markers and tubes of paint and tons of sketch papers, I see my beautiful t-shirt between the clouds :p

I decide the colors, as in the sketch something may look good, but on the actual t-shirt, it is a whole new story. With white, i can guesstimate close enough, but especially with darker fabrics, I improvise, umm, almost always!

Besides, the textile paint comes in variations (glitter, metallic) of textures which is hard to mimic on sketch version. So basically, once I have the design idea, I play as I go. 🙂

application of the final design

So you can see I already took a tube of red paint and started applying the design! This part is both fun and scary, because I don’t want to mess up big time with textile paint. I mean, If I do something tiny I can save it right away when it’s wet, but major screw ups are a No-no !

And the FINALE !

"Ray of Light" lettering in red, glitter and metallic painted on white cotton tshirt
"Ray of Light" close up lettering in red, glitter and metallic paint on white cotton t-shirt

Hope she appreciates the fact that I documented my steps and creation process for the Upcoming Madonna concert in Turkey this June.

I will do more Madonna T-shirts posts in the coming days!

Cheers,

xx