Thursday, July 8, 2010

Work, Work, Workity, Work Work Work!

So, after five and a half months of unemployment and being rejected by every place I applied to or sent a resume to, I finally have a job. I started working at Target three weeks ago. I know what you are thinking, "But Andrea, that's not an art job!" Well, listen up kiddies, if you wanna make it in the real world some times you're gonna have to do stuff you don't particularly like. But the good new is, within two and a half weeks of sales floor training in a store that hasn't even opened yet, I've already been promoted to a comfy backroom job. Thing is the job is full time. I originally applied to Target for a part time job, but it is better pay and regular hours, so that's good. Also, I can use the monies. Anyways, hopefully I will be able to keep updating this thing and keep making arts. I actually have an idea for a short independent comic that I wanted to create, but more on that if I ever get around to starting it.

Alright. So the deal is, I don't wanna have two blog posts in a row with no images. So I decided to post some images of t-shirts that I made. If you have ever visited my portfolio site or read my resume you would have seen that I list "painting on t-shirts" as one of my hobbies. However, I have never posted any images of any of the t-shirts that I have made on my blog or anywhere on the internets... ...until now. I started making t-shirts after making one for an art project in high school. I really like doing it, because it is a chance to have whatever you want on a t-shirt. Also, they are great as gifts, because the person you give it to now has a one-of-a-kind, custom made t-shirt.

Anyways, it all started with this shirt. This is the Bruce Lee t-shirt I made in high school for an art project.

This is actually the back of the t-shirt.

This is the front of my Bruce Lee t-shirt.

This is the shirt that I get the most comments about when I wear it. I originally made it to wear to the midnight showing of the Simpson's Movie.

This is my t-shirt in a series of shirts that I made for the bridal party in my sister's wedding. Each bridesmaid had a shirt that said "Lee's Bachelorette Party" on the front and had their real name and nickname on the back. I am "the sister with the good personality". The bride, my sister, had a white t-shirt that said "It's My Bachelorette Party" on the front and had her name and the word "Bride" on the back.

Besides the t-shirts that I make for myself, I've made more t-shirts for my sister Lee than anyone else. This is one that I made for her birthday last year. Sorry it's a bit blurry. It's supposed to be her as a bee.

This is the most recent shirt that I have made. I made it for my sister for her birthday this year. The design was a special request by her.

Alright, that's all I feel like posting right now. Also, I don't have pictures of any of the other t-shirts I've painted on. Bye now.