Do you love to sketch and draw? Do you wish you could share your work with the world – maybe even see it when you’re out and about in town? I’m looking for a design to feature on my spring t-shirt (or tank) and want to include the original work of someone who enjoys design. Also, you will be paid for your work at the rate of 10% per item sold. (I establish the sale price.)
I’m looking for image more than words, though a short phrase can be included. I love images rich in meaning and I’m partial to “earthy” elements – mountains, trees, flowers, rocks, rivers, and sky. Your design will only be printed in white or black ink, so your focus is line and shape. The less fill, the better.
Those who are most likely to purchase and wear this shirt are white women ages 35-55 who have children, though certainly individuals outside this meager description will also wear them. Ultimately, I will make the decision of what image I want on the shirt, with the opinions of my regular yogis influencing me. This situation is not democratic or scientific in nature, it’s artistic. If no submissions meet the quality standards to represent my studio, I will not use them.
If you need direction or inspiration, consider coming to take a class. (If you are under the age of 16, please bring an adult with you; those aged 16-17 need a signed release from a guardian.) Themes on which I regularly teach from or phrases I often say are as such:
- It’s already there.
- Not perfect, but good.
- Stay connected and grounded and open.
- Joy is an inside job
- Notice what you notice
- What is it like to breathe right here?
While it’s fine to search the internet for inspiration, it is inappropriate and unethical to steal the work of other artists – including images, concepts and word-for-word sayings. Please let this project be a beautiful exercise of noticing what arises from within your own soul, gets translated through your hands and put onto paper (and ultimately, fabric.)
Images may be hand drawn if that’s your specialty or created via graphic design but must be original in nature. Artwork will be created digitally is best sized to scale at 600 dpi in photoshop. Please submit your creations via email by April 15.
Your work will be printed in single-colored (likely white) ink on a non-fitted, colored tee/tank from this type of color scheme: