After doing my creative visualization exercise this morning that wasn’t really directly related to this goal, I started thinking of designs I wanted to do for my t-shirts. I had about three or four come to me at first and then thought of another two later. All of them are climbing related, so I think they’ll be rather cool if they turn out. I put the ideas into my goals spreadsheet so I won’t lose the original ideas.
I can do a lot to get ready to do the t-shirts, but I’m not sure if I want to complete my learning to draw goal before working on the t-shirts. In addition, I need to learn more about t-shirt dying and painting techniques and materials. I’d like my t-shirts to remain bright and vibrant, so I think I’ll need to learn about the pros and cons of various supplies.
There’s plenty left to do on this goal, but I’m extremely happy that I have some ideas of what I’d like them to look like when finished.
I’m going to get some big sheets of newsprint, make some patterns the size of the t-shirts I want to do and try out some possible images. I’m looking forward to pouring some creative juice into this project. It’s been a while since I’ve done any hands on artwork, so I’m looking forward to getting artistically active again.
One of them was on marbling fabric and the other was about dying and painting fabric. They’re both interesting and I hope to try techniques from both books when I get back from Peru and have more time.
I like to wear interesting shirts when I’m climbing. I really like shirts that have a pattern on the entire shirt. Two of my current favorites are an Einstein t-shirt and an Alice in Wonderland long sleeve shirt. The Einstein shirt I have that has Albert in creamy white lines on black on the front with a smaller version of the picture on the back with a quote on the back. The Alice shirt has a big picture of Alice on the front and various stylized images of things from Alice on the back, sides and sleeves.
I’m not sure if I just want to reproduce an existing picture of design my own. I want to use fabric paints that are washable so that I can wash it in the washer on a regular basis.
I’d love to do something like reproduce the profile of Half Dome in Yosemite or a panorama of Joshua Tree done in vibrant colors possibly including day glow colors.