Thursday, February 13, 2020

Almost time!!


It's almost time for "tie dye season"!! That's what I'm calling Spring. Soon, the weather outside will be slightly above freezing which will be perfect for tie dying. I have so many techniques I want to try. I will definitely be posting pictures of what I get done.

❤ Christie

Saturday, January 18, 2020



Lately, I've been working on a cool spring project and it's going to be bigger than what I started with the cricut. I've been working on some new tie dye techniques. I'm very excited about it because I've never seen this done on a t-shirt very often. I can't really say much but, I've worn a few t-shirts I made right before the snow started falling and I got a lot of compliments so far. I think this would be something totally awesome. I can even do this technique before laying on vinyl.

In the spring, when I'm able to make shirts again, I'll post some pictures. I think the colors will be nicely blended and look very awesome.

❤ Christie

Sunday, November 24, 2019

My Style


I recently bought a book from Jane Davenport called "Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces".

Although this is a very informational book and Jane does a WONDERFUL job at describing how to draw faces like she does in a step-by-step super easy to follow format, I really like my own way of drawing.

I guess that's the point of all the art books. Is to give you a starting point. Not to show you how to copy an artist's work. I don't want to copy Jane. I did need some help on shading and contouring my drawings. That was a big help. Also, her drawing exercises are really fun.

I totally recommend this book. Not only for the lessons on drawing but also because her books are simply eye candy. She does beautiful work as always. If you haven't checked out her website, I would pop in. The link is on the right.

💓 Christie

Sunday, November 10, 2019

I love my Cricut Explore


I have been making project after project with my new toys! 😁 I have taken a few pictures of what I made. All designs are from the internet. I also used artist-created fonts. Most are available on fontspace.

The downside is I can only do this when the kids are asleep because I have to use the coffee table AND the dining room table. I didn't know this would take up so much space but, I still love making shirts so it's worth it.

❤ Christie

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Happy Days


I'm so sorry my last post was so sad. I'm doing much better lately. I got a different job and financially, things are much better.

I have been working on a few art projects because I now have a Cricut Explore Air 2. So far, I have only begun to touch the possibilities this machine can do. It will cut little intricate things even an exacto has trouble cutting.

Also, I'm working on ways to make t-shirts that look like they were hand-painted but are actually iron-on transfers. It's really hard to explain but, it will look totally awesome if I can pull off what's in my head.

I have to say, that's the hardest and funnest thing about art. You get these ideas in your head and then you begin the task of trying to put them out in the world. There are all these obstacles and problems that have to be solved. There is investigating and testing and learning involved. I can't tell you the process it's taking for me to do the idea I'm currently working on. I feel, if this all works, it will be very much worth it in the end. I will have an awesome shirt that was totally my design and work. If people "Oooo and ahhh" at my shirt then I will be happy. If I like it I will be happy. I don't always care what people think because I know my own taste and I trust it completely.

❤ Christie

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

It's Not Personal

I am not my happy and cheerful usual self. I just got let go from my job for no real good reason. I can say what I want about this because, well, IT'S MY BLOG. So there.

I'm mad. Not only because "we don't feel you have a future with our company" is a lame excuse for letting a temp go but also because I didn't say goodbye to the friends I made the TWO MONTHS I worked there. The owner kept saying in meetings "it's not personal, it's business". Well, Mr. Hinkle, this felt pretty personal to me. I worked my ass off for your company and like many other of your workers, I got the shaft. Well now we can start a support group. Another thing he said was to "treat others the way you would like to be treated". I would never, NEVER let someone go without explaining to them why. I would NEVER let them work a full TEN HOURS with them thinking nothing is wrong.

I keep thinking what did I do? I gave everything I had everyday and had pretty decent attendance. I was never late. Well, I may never know the truth as to why they let me go. I'm probably dodging some bullet. God just shut this door and I know he has something better.

I will probably delete this post because I did go on a rampage but if not, I do wish Mr. Hinkle and his companies good luck and best wishes for the future. I enjoyed my time at CoolSeal. I had fun with great people.

❤ Christie


Okay, I must tell the truth. I did see this coming. No, they weren't honest at to why they let me go but, I know it was basically lack of work. I could see we were slow. Everyone saw it. I know I was a great worker. I will find someplace else. I'll miss it there.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

My Studio

I almost laughed out loud when I typed in the title of this post. I don't have a studio. I don't even have much of a space to create my art. I just put a poster board over the stove and go at it. My bed is where I put my shoe boxes of supplies till I need them and put them in the clothes closet when I'm done. Welcome to life in a 3 bedroom apartment. Here are some pictures...

Not that I'm not grateful for what we have. I love our apartment most days. I just wish sometimes I had a little space to create my art. Maybe one day I will.

Have a great week. I post on the weekends because with work and house I'm too busy to post through the weekdays. 

❤ Christie