Vintage heather grey fox top
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Let out your inner she-fox

September 11th, 2016

Fox illustration grey womens tshirt TeePublic

This is a first test order from TeePublic and I ordered The Fox design on a Missy Scoop Neck style women’s t-shirt in the colour Vintage Heather. TeePublic is a platform that allows designers to post their artwork for sale on t-shirts, and on a variety of home products.

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Pink Sea Sparkle Swimsuit
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Sparkle like the sea at sunset in this swimsuit

August 13th, 2016

Front view of pink sea sparkle swimsuit

This is my first test order from liveheroes.com and I ordered a swimsuit with my Pink Sea Sparkle design. Live Heroes allows anyone to create custom designed clothing and home decor. All you need is a design, upload it, and apply it to the product you wish to create.

I ordered the swimsuit in June, it is made to order, and it’s coming all the way from Poland to here in Connecticut. It ended up taking a month and a half to arrive, which is much longer than it was supposed to take. At most, it should have taken four weeks. But, it has been worth the wait and I am very happy with how its turned out.

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Homemade Lavender Potpourri
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DIY Lavender Potpourri

August 6th, 2016

Homemade Lavender Potpourri

Last week we harvested lavender bushes from our garden and turned it into potpourri. It was simple enough to do, but its laborious work and the smell is intoxicating. So be prepared for your home to smell to high heaven of lavender!

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Desktop Wallpaper July Free
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Desktop Wallpaper for July 2016

July 3rd, 2016

Desktop Wallpaper July Free

Turn your computer/device into a tropical paradise with our free wallpaper! It is available in a variety of sizes so one is sure to work on your laptop, monitor, phone, and tablet, etc.

To download your copy simply head over to Smashing Magazine and scroll till you see “Tropical Lilies”, we’re 6th in the list.

Ungoverned Lands
Life

Ungoverned Lands

June 24th, 2016

Quitting Government?

Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, USA – buy the print

In the context of political debates, progressives and conservatives, we often forget that our participation in a modern, democratic, governed society is one that is supposed to be voluntary, and mutually beneficial. The reason we forget the notion of a voluntary society is because there are practically no ungoverned lands left on earth for which to retreat, which is really unbelievable if you take a moment to think about. There is practically no place on earth, where a person can go, to be left alone ungoverned, because governments have a complete monopoly on land. It’s probably for this reason most of all that I can sympathize with a conservative philosophy, if for no other reason than to have the symbolic reassurance that you could always quit an organization that you felt you no longer wished to be a part of. In my own experience, whenever I have felt disillusioned with a job or an organization, I’ve always found it quite mentally stabilizing to remember that I’m participating voluntarily, that I’m not a slave to any given occupation, and I possess the right to quit at any time. It’s only in the context of considering quitting something, that I can fully appreciate the merits and virtue of whatever it is that I’m participating in, and whether it’s truly working well for me. So when it comes to our government, or any government for that matter, because let’s face it, as Churchill famously once said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others”, I think it would be mentally stabilizing to be able to have the option to quit being governed.

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How to turn a hand drawn sketch into digital art
Design Tutorials

How to convert a hand-drawn sketch into digital art

June 4th, 2016

How to turn a hand drawn sketch into digital art

In this guide, I show you the process of turning a pen drawn sketch into digital artwork. You’ll need two programs to follow this guide: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. I use Photoshop to adjust the tones in the image and Illustrator to convert the flat image into a scalable vector. A vector is useful because then the image can be scaled to almost any size and it keeps the clarity.

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