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

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

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

lettering -ink on paper

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.

lettering- ink on paper- b&w filtered

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