“Your eyeballs may explode if you stare loo long!”

Artsy Shark published an article this summer about Threadless. I never really looked into the process before, but if your design is chosen for shirt you can make $2,000.

Once you get through the initial submission and pass (i.e you’ve followed all the guidelines, don’t submit inappropriate or copyrighted material, etc.) the design is placed on the website, open to voting by all site visitors. Of course, at this point you can use social media to drive your contacts to Threadless for votes. The designs with the top votes each week are then voted on by the staff at Threadless. This process whittles the selection from several hundred for about 10 new designs which make it onto t-shirts for sale each week.

I never knew about this process and I might give it a whirl. That’s where I bought my zombie Audrey Hepburn t-shirt!

Published by Emily Duncan, on October 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm. Filled under: Crafts,Creativity,FYI Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Heart Project (1)

Recently I visited my storage shed and pulled out a few portfolios of work from college and the time before I lived in Japan. Among these is an example of the paintings I did on wood which incorporated carving. I had to abandon this kind of work when I went to Japan and shortly after I returned because I had no space to work in which would allow for woodcutting and gluing cradleboards. Not only that, transportation and shipping were also problematic.

When I found the work, “Up My Sleeve” from 2004, I was pretty excited.

I found this square of plywood at Lowes. It was so ugly, discolored and filled with cracks and worm holes. But once you cut below the surface, there was a yellow-ish layer. Very exciting! It is almost like a yellow cake with chocolate icing. I put it away in storage and have not touched it in almost six years!

I picked it up and carried it back to the apartment last weekend and placed it where I could see it every day. After thinking about it, I want to better incorporate the carved elements and the painting into a unified plane. At the time I made this I was very interested in wood block printmaking. More specifically, I was interested in the wooden matrix left over after the printing was done. I began a few projects exploring this idea, but I could never quite get the two to mesh.

Hopefully I will be able to re-work this piece. I plan to chronicle the process here. In this post you can see the state of this work as I type this entry. This is the first time I´ve done this, but I´m hoping to make this a kind of warm up for my upcoming painting vlogs. The videos should be coming along shortly as we have started assembling a station of sorts around the eMac in the kitchen.

Published by Emily Duncan, on May 9th, 2010 at 5:51 pm. Filled under: Crafts,Painting Tags: , , No Comments