Monday, August 11, 2008

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Fabric Paint

I'm not sure what made me go into the art supply store last week. Maybe it was because I accidentally sat next to the virtuoso in my guitar class (she played a flawless rendition of "Scarborough Fair" while I was using my right index finger to physically push my midget pinkie toward the vicinity of the fifth fret. Come on!) and I needed some creative catharsis. OK, yeah, that was definitely it.

I ended up buying two little tubs of fabric paint because they were metallic purple and gold and on sale, and I finally got a chance to play with them today. Here's my first attempt to spice up an old white t-shirt I found sitting at the bottom of my drawer:

It's not Scarborough Fair, but hey, what is?

Maybe someday I'll reach that fifth fret and buy myself a third color to celebrate.


Anonymous said...

Sooo cool! I would buy it!

echidna girl said...

It's gorgeous! What will you wear it with? Jeans...skirt...

WendyB said...

Nice work!

Katy said...

Wow, that's great! Purple and gold . . . me likey . . .

Menina said...

that's really nice!

p.s. I have trouble reaching certain chords on a guitar too. damn stupid small hands.

Daiana said...

it looks really cool. you should consider switching to paper or real canvas and let loose your inner artist. xo

Anonymous said...

Holy cats. I can't believe you were able to create a lovely portrait in flippin' fabric paint. Forget the guitar, you've found your calling as a shirt artist.

Anonymous said...

i completly agree with sal...
this is so great.
simple and so COOOOL!

notice the 4 o's
i never do that!

:O :O

Anonymous said...


TheSundayBest said...

What are you playing that requires spanning five frets?

You could dominate the 80's t-shirt revival going on right now.

Poochie said...

Awesome. I can't paint or draw for crap so I'm totally jelous. Then again, I can't play the guitar either.

I think I need to go to Michaels and see if I can find something I'm good at.


Anairam said...

Stunning! Is there something on the back? I have just had a GREAT idea while looking at your T-shirt. A face on the front, and a ponytail on the back. But maybe the ponytail bit will look weird. Or people won't understand. In which case you will have to draw a tiny arrow pointing to it saying "this is a ponytail". And then, what if they don't speak English? Then you will have to use different languages and how do you know who you are going to pass in the street? See how quickly a good idea becomes complicated?

Anonymous said...

In all honesty, I will send you a t-shirt and moolah if you will do that for me.

That is killer.

Lisa said...

Looks great!

Guy Faux said...

I must say, I have been toying with the same exact idea, but a different design. maybe when I'm not so busy.

Kelly Olexa said...

You must sell these shirts mass market girl. LOVING your blog- discovered through
I'll be here daily!

Ruby Fuerza AKA Lucille Brawl said...

Yes, yes! More DIY!

nadarine said...

I think you should start scouring garage sales for an airbrush kit. DIY FTW!

A Black Tie Event said...

I love it! Such a cool DIY.

Abby said...

i really like this! it looks like something you could get at urban outfitters.

sophie said...

that's ridiculously cool.

daddylikeyblog said...

Awww thanks for the kind words, lovelies!

echidna girl--
I'd probably have a full-on 80's moment and pair with leggings, slim pants, or a mini skirt.

Princess Poochie--
You rock at blogging! You can't find that at Michael's but it's true!

Hahaha I love it!

Kelly O--
Welcome to you and all my new Douchewatcher readers!

If you see this comment, send me an email with your address and I'll send you the shirt.

Anonymous said...

its not scarborough fair but hey, i'd buy one!

Rachel said...

Dude, that's really good! Makes me want to go buy some gold lip gloss...

Anonymous said...

small hands, smell like cabbage. also, when is your class over? i need more nona in my life!

Elizabeth said...

I contend that it's BETTER than Scarborough Fair.

Bex said...

That's can totally sell that for like $45, people will SNAP. IT. UP. For reals.

Anonymous said...

That came out so good! I can't believe ou did it with only two different colors! The shading is wonderful! It's eerily lifelike. I think you may freak people out -- haha. They may think your shirt is staring at them!

thefashionhead said...

haha so i just clicked on your tumblr blog to see if you've been updating that a little more frequently and i saw the post about you cheating on blogger. it's true, we miss you here. i promise things will be better if you come back. i'll leave the toilet seat down and cook dinner sometimes. don't give up on us...

and, to make this post relevant, cool shirt!

Anonymous said...

Don't knock's a really wicked t-shirt!

Bekah said...

oooh that's so sweet!
purple's my favourite, too
but I think if I were to try to do that, it'd look like a kid drawing..maybe people would think it's cute

daisybabie said...

wowzers, winona, that's great sketchwork! like kate earlier, where do i sign up for an exclusive, daddy likey line T? seriously, that's very well done.

Lisa said...

I linked to this post in my blog today! Check it out.

musingsofkd said...

beautiful! id wear it in a second. *sigh* being artistic would make my wardrobe so much more exiciting...

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