Dressing for Creativity

You don’t need to wear inspiring clothing to be creative, but it can’t hurt.  A glance in the mirror reminds you. “Oh, yah, I’m going to paint something fun today.”  …or cook something wonderful … or write a new poem…

I carved this woodcut design in a piece of plywood I found in the kindling box, and it has become one of my favorite (and simplest) blockprints.  In fact this was my #1 custom order design for handprinted shirts this past holiday season.  One lady ordered three of them–one for each of her sisters!

The Carroll County Arts Council, is opening a new exhibit in the Tevis Gallery this week featuring creative quilt-making called Patches and Patterns. About thirty of my hand-printed shirts will be for sale during this exhibition to be held January 9 – February 22.

The opening reception for this show (and another show in the Community Gallery upstairs) is Thursday, Jan. 9 from 5:30 – 7:30.  Read details at this link:  http://www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org/aa_galleryexhibits.asp

I usually keep an inventory of about 15-18 handprinted shirts for each of my 25 designs.  This month, I have on display at the Art Center about 30 “Today I Will Create!” shirts in an effort to have multiple sizes, colors and styles for all.  I even have them in Youth sizes.

The short-sleeved shirts are $25.  The long-sleeves are $30.  All styles come in S, M, L, and X-L while they last.

See photos below.

Ladies 100% Cotton T-shirts by Comfort Colors and American Apparel  in Hemp, Lagoon, Eggplant, Crimson, Poppy, and Watermelon.  (The Eggplant and Poppy are form-fitting fine weave American Apparel shirts.)

Ladies Long-sleeve 100% Cotton shirts by Comfort Colors in Lavender, Raspberry, and Denim,

Unisex 100% Cotton T-shirts by Comfort Colors in Khaki, Flo Blue,Blue Spruce, and Hemp

The best selection will be early in the month.  Hopefully they will all be sold by Feb. 22.

So come to the Carroll Arts Center to see gorgeous quilts, and maybe you’ll go home with inspiration to create one of your own!

The Arts Council earns 25% of the price of the shirt for each sale, so come on out and support the local art community as well as taking home a very inspirational shirt to wear when you are feeling the urge to create.

Melinda