Block Printed Tees

Tortie Cats and Some Other Critters

Hand-printed and hand-painted T-shirts

Yes? t-shirtNot everyone has the room for, or the use for, art on their wall, and I designed these block printed works to be versatile. I do offer them as prints on paper, but I've also printed them on T-shirts, sweatshirts, curtains, placemats, tote bags and so on—whatever will hold still long enough for the ink to dry.

Because of the nature of the medium, each print is unique and ink coverage varies by the surface. Most artists consider this random activity to be part of the process of creating an individualized print, and along with the hand-painting makes a unique wearable work of art. Unless otherwise noted, all shirts are printed on heavyweight white 100% cotton, fabric and shirt Made in the USA. All textiles are various cottons, all Made in the USA.

On this page you'll find Tortie Cats, Yes?, Puget Sound/Whale's Tail and Near and Far Away.

Tortie Cats

The Goddess t-shirtI am unendingly inspired by my houseful of felines, especially those two tortoiseshell calicos. The framable prints, T-shirts and textiles are printed by hand by the artist from hand-cut linoleum block, then each individually is hand-painted in bright colors with colorfast fabric dyes. I also leave a few unpainted so the design is just black on the white T-shirt.

Hand-colored Tees

The Goddess, color"The Goddess"

Well, everyone knows a fat cat who knows she’s beautiful, and Cookie would tell you that a woman with a round shape was once most desirable and an object of worship.



The Roundest Eyes, color"The Roundest Eyes"

Sometimes when I look at Kelly the only feature I can distinguish in all those tortie markings is her extremely round eyes.



The Goddess T-shirt with hand-painted color

T-shirts are $25.00 each sized from small to XL.

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The Roundest Eyes T-shirt with hand-painted color

T-shirts are $25.00 each sized from small to XL.

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SWEAT SHIRTS, COLOR DESIGN

I will be glad to custom print one just for you. I printed a set of these and it took me forever to sell them so I don't print them on a regular basis, but I do a few custom orders each year. They may take up to three weeks for delivery since I don't stock all sizes of sweat shirts, and they take longer to dry than T-shirts. Cost is $35.00.

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Black and White Tees

The Goddess, black and white teeThe black and white designs are the same as the color designs except that I haven't hand-colored them with fabric dyes after the paint has dried, but for those who like the clarity of block prints these prints are the way to go.

The Goddess, black and white"The Goddess"

Well, everyone knows a fat cat who knows she’s beautiful, and Cookie would tell you that a woman with a round shape was once most desirable and an object of worship.



The Roundest Eyes, black and white"The Roundest Eyes"

Sometimes when I look at Kelly the only feature I can distinguish in all those tortie markings is her extremely round eyes.



The Goddess T-shirt in black and white

T-shirts are $20.00 each sized from small to XL.

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The Roundest Eyes T-shirt in black and white

T-shirts are $20.00 each sized from small to XL.

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SWEAT SHIRTS, BLACK AND WHITE DESIGN

As above, I will be glad to custom print one just for you. I do a few custom orders each year. They may take up to three weeks for delivery since I don't stock all sizes of sweat shirts, and they take longer to dry than T-shirts. Cost is $35.00.

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Yes?

Yes? T-shirtWho doesn't love a leopard's spots? Some subjects, such as this one, are meant for the stark clarity of block printing. This particular leopard was at the zoo, but she managed to keep her dignified bearing in questioning why I was so intent on her behind—I was actually trying to get a closeup photo of her spots for future reference, but when she turned around I knew I had the best shot for this.

Yes? T-shirt with hand-painted color or black and white

Color tees are $25.00 each, black and white are $20.00, sized from small to XL. Please specify design and size.

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SWEAT SHIRTS, BLACK AND WHITE OR COLOR DESIGN

I will be glad to custom print one just for you. I printed a set of these and it took me forever to sell them so I don't print them on a regular basis, but I do a few custom orders each year. They may take up to three weeks for delivery since I don't stock all sizes of sweat shirts, and they take longer to dry than T-shirts. Cost is $35.00.

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Puget Sound and Whale's Tail

Puget Sound and Whale's Tail front and back teeI've always admired book illustrations, and while most were metal plate etchings with more detail, I had wanted these to resemble half-page illustrations or chapter heading illustrations.

I wasn't actually there, but created these designs from reading several articles about Puget Sound, and also from hearing friends' reports on whale sightings along the east cost and viewing photos.

Puget Sound block printWhale Tail 1 block printWhale Tail 2 block print

"Puget Sound" is printed on the front of every tee, but, depending on my mood and which one I like better at the time I'm printing, "Whale Tail 1" or "Whale Tail 2" is printed on the back, up near the collar.

Puget Sound/Whale's Tail T-shirt with hand-painted color

Tees are $25.00 each sized from small to XL.

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SWEAT SHIRTS...

I don't offer this design as a sweat shirt because it's just too small and never fits right.

Near and Far Away

Puget Sound and Whale's Tail front and back teeThis little block print was inspired by seeing the similarity of these shapes up in the sky. On the left, the wren "drafts" the red-tailed hawk, rising higher than the tiny wren could ever achieve on its own. On the right, Venus as the evening star in February appears next to the new moon.

Near and Far Away block printThis looks really neat on a t-shirt, and sometimes I have fun with it on colored tees, and also printed in different color inks on scraps of paper. At some point these will be posted under "unique". For now we've got the design pictured here.

Near and Far Away T-shirt with hand-painted color

Tees are $25.00 each sized from small to XL.

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SWEAT SHIRTS...

I don't offer this design as a sweat shirt because it's just too small and never fits right.

 
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