Which one is your favourite?
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Which one is your favourite?
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
So long in fact, that it is now November, and Twitter is filled with #NaNoWriMo, which is National Novel Writer's Month.
Great way for writers to get together - write, publicise and generally run amok!
So I thought - what a great idea, and decided we should do something similar for tshirt designers!!
So I"ve coined the tag #TwiTeDeDa - Twitter Tshirt Designers Day and designed a tshirt in celebration!
So now I reckon it's up to you all - spread the word - design a tshirt - upload it, publicise it and above all - tag it #TwiTeDeDa!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
To give it it's full title:
Based on a similar Victorian publication, the book has all kinds of really useful information - but it's not a dry, dusty list of agencies or specialists - it's a whole lot more.
The publication includes sections such as: ‘Where do I begin?’, ‘Going into Hospital’, ‘Who Will Help Us in the Community’, and ‘How to Give Life Balance’. There is also a handy glossary and lists of publications, resources and services included.
In easy to find chapters, it deals with so much that you need to know - ranging from pre-diagnosis to palliative care for your child - and everything in between.
Written in plain English it's sprinkled with quotes and tips from other parents who have dealt with the same situation - for example:
“Access and set up a website for your child. If treatment is intense and/or long it will save you having to repeat yourself numerous times to everyone wanting to know how things are going - they can just read updates on the website. It saves time and often - your sanity!”
At 120 pages, it's no lightweight pamphlet - but hey - the subject's no lightweight matter either!
To organise a hard copy of the book:
Phone: Jane on 8464 7900.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
That heading's kind of misleading - it's not actually me and my Dad, it's a man by the name of Phillip Toledano and his photographic record of his father before he passed away.
Before you think "Ugh - how morbid", I have to say it is one of the most heart-warming, touching and yet wryly humorous sites I have ever seen.
The photography is exquisite - and the words sit perfectly.
I'd say enjoy - but somehow that doesn't seem quite right. So just have a look. I guarantee you will be touched.
Monday, September 14, 2009
So that you can make the most of all the good advice available, I would like to offer a glossary of advertising terms.
This will clear up any confusion ...
You're a woman and you see a handsome man at a party.
You go up to him and say, "I'm fantastic in bed."
That's Direct Marketing.
You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a handsome man.
One of your friends goes up to him and pointing at you says, "She's fantastic in bed."
You see a handsome man at a party.
You go up to him and get his telephone number.
The next day you call and say, "Hi, I'm fantastic in bed."
You see a man at a party, you straighten your dress.
You walk up to him and pour him a drink.
You say, "May I," and reach up to straighten his tie, brushing your breast lightly against his arm...
And then say, "By the way, I'm fantastic in bed."
That's Public Relations.
You're at a party and see a handsome man.
He walks up to you and says, I hear you're fantastic in bed."
That's Brand Recognition.
You're at a party and see a handsome man.
He fancies you, but you talk him into going home with your friend.
That's a Sales Representation.
Your friend can't satisfy him so she calls you.
That's Technical Support.
You're on your way to a party when you realize that there could be handsome
men in all these houses you're passing. So you climb onto the roof of
one situated towards the centre and shout at the top of your lungs, "I'm fantastic in bed!"
That's Junk Mail.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Busy week in the world of Cathie Tees this week!
I was lucky enough to have my second TeeCraze.com feature with Some Days ... the first being my Music Machines entry - Evolution.
Today I found out that my Scribble shirt was featured on the Redbubble homepage yesterday and I missed it - thanks to RB member Sanne for the little screen dump!!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
And I'm not talking about chess ... er, well, perhaps I am, but in no form that it's ever been seen before!
To ensure that I explain this properly, I have shamelessly lifted this copy from the official Game of Kings Blog.
The Game of Kings is a collaboration bringing together Red Bubble artists from Australia and the UK. Initially starting out as a series of character-based t-shirts, GoK has expanded to include an accompanying narrative and will be spinning out into other media.
The basic theme of the project is the game of chess. The initial brief was that the project’s creator, Simon Sherry, would illustrate the black side of the board, while a team of eight other artists would tackle the white. As the project gathered momentum and the members of the group shared ideas and artwork, a story began to evolve around the pieces in this celestial battleground. With the addition of Danny to the group as ‘biographer’ of this strange cast of characters, this story took on a life of its own, and everyone involved knew that the scope of the Game had grown beyond the cotton canvas.
Due to the clever skills and imagination of those involved and the epic scope of the theme, the GoK group are creating a wonderful series of artworks, stories and multimedia to hopefully fire the imagination in others. The first ‘phase’ of this project are the character tees making up the board itself. Every two weeks four pieces of the board will be revealed along with a section of the story, adding another piece of the jigsaw to build a final picture. Accompanying the artwork and writing will be interviews with the people involved, adding further insight into the project, their role in it, and the thought behind their creations. Every other week, previews for the next ‘wave’ of characters will be released, along with other behind-the-scenes material to whet appetites for what’s in store. A blog, facebook page and twitter account is also online, providing fans with updates and additional extras that may not appear in the main Red Bubble profile.
The Game of Kings Group on Red Bubble will open its doors in the future to accept members who want to contribute ideas, stories and art as well as compete in competitions that will stretch the boundaries of fun and excitement with prizes worth the effort.
The Game of Kings is more than Tee Shirts. It’s wall art and animated story lines, vignettes and artist clashing styles against each other. It’s books and games. It’s audience participation and contribution. It’s something that we hope you can watch grow and enjoy as a whole new world opens up before your eyes in the next few months and beyond.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Well, in the interests of equality and indeed as a bit of a personal tribute to the passing of the legendary Les Paul, I have come up with a Gibson version.
I think I actually prefer this to the Fender version ... lol... but isn't that like picking your favourite kid??
Monday, August 17, 2009
It's easy for most of us to find something to criticise about ourselves - but a list of things you like
about yourself is bound to take a little more work!
So here goes - my time starts, NOW!
- I'm a great repository for stuff that you didn't think you needed to know. (Great skill for winning quiz shows!)
- I'm enthusiastic - if I'm involved in something I give it my all.
- I'm friendly - very rarely bite, and think I get on with most people.
- I take the odd half decent photo, and have designed a few not bad tshirts!
- I'm generous with my time and talents. (Read: I do a lot of stuff for friends for nothing)
Phew - halfway there .... this is hard work!
- My need to know "stuff" - see point 1 actually. (Google is my friend)
- My sense of humour.
- My loyalty to my family be they the real ones or my bestest friends.
- My optimism - I a half full kinda person (hic)
Ugh - that's nine ... close enough ..... ooh - hang on .................. drum roll please ..............
- I'm NOT a perfectionist - but I do try hard!
So now - tradition decrees that you sail off and write your own list - or if not - add the things you love about you as a comment here.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
They have launched a third collaborative competition, Music Machines, where again the winners will get to have tshirts hanging in their store in Carnaby Street. Yep - real shirts - on real mannequins in a shop!
After immediately having a couple of ideas, I spent a good week frustratingly trying to translate them from my brain to "paper" .. and finally came up with this!
I was surprised tonight to receive an email from the amazingly talented Yanmos with this fabulous mock up of a "real" person wearing my shirt!! Thanks Yannis!
So, there you go .. I can't imagine that this will do as well as my other Demo competition entry, but hey - I've given it my best shot!
As usual ... the pictures are links to buy!
Thursday, August 06, 2009
For one week only (expires August 13th) I can offer my friends, family and the world free shipping on all my tshirts and art on Redbubble
The discount code you need at the checkout is CATHIEFFW.
Oh ... and ps... it'll work on other people's stuff too ............... ssssshhh!
Go here for shirts or here for my art!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Entered a speed tee challenge on Redbubble tonight - and this was the result, and here's a little more detail ..
And don't forget - all my Redbubble tees are a whopping 25% off until July 30th!!
Click on the tshirt to buy!
Until Midnight, June 30 in your time zone, all my tshirts are a whopping 25% off!!
And if that's not enough, buying 5 tshirts in one order will get you FREE shipping!!
Click on the moonwalker shirt above to go to my shop!!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
To celebrate their first birthday, TeeFury announced a giant collaboration - inspired by their TeeFury birds T-Bird, Teevil and Dead Bird.
Now the reason I'm so excited about this is because the little guy almost at the bottom on the left hand side (the one with the "party" tattoo and the numeric eye) is my submission!!
With 110 subs in total, there will be more tshirts to come ....
As normal with TeeFury, the tee is available for 24 hours only ... and as I write this, we're down to just under 17 hours.
Buy now - or miss out completely ............. I've got mine!!
PS - As always - the pictures are links to buy.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I've made a tshirt list on what I consider to be one of the best tshirt blogs in the known universe!
Or in this case, perhaps known galaxy would be more to the point.
Andy, the man behind HideYourArms has spent over thirty hours compiling a list of Star Wars tshirts for your viewing and purchasing pleasure!!
I'm tshirt #107 and you'll find it here .....
202 Star Wars Tshirts
Oh yeah - and while you're there, play spot the Redbubbler - Rubyred, Yanmos, James Lillis, Quigonjim, Reece Ward, and lots of others!!
This would have to be the coolest thing since the whole Demo/Wired from Birth business!
I can highly recommend the HYA blog - and if you click on the piccy below you can go there and sign up for yourself!!
Enjoy the fruits of Andy's labours - to celebrate I've reworked this and I'm waiting for the next 202.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
I give you Sweet Georgia Brown, played by a guitar trio, and a tractor, yep - a tractor.
Turn up your sound - this rocks!
Friday, July 03, 2009
Thursday, July 02, 2009
There's a new kid in Redbubble Town.
His name is Rupert Baxter (but you may call him Mr Baxter), and I was first introduced to him via a "You've made a sale ..." email around March this year.
His title at that time was "Chief Officer of Giving You Good News"
Then a receipt appeared signed "Mr Baxter - Head of Numbers"
We knew very little about him at that time and then suddenly he appeared "front of house" his watch list containing only Jo O'Brien and his one piece of art being a tshirt proclaiming his relationship status (I must confess I'm a tad sceptical)
When Redbubble put him in charge of the Friday's Buyer's Booth winners, he became "Mr Baxter – Superintendent of Spotting Good Pictorial Efforts". Catching his eye and receiving one of these little suckers will earn you a RB Voucher!
Wednesday's "Picture of the Week" efforts are signed "Mr Baxter – Executive Officer of Writing Fine Words About Fine Pictures" festooned thus earning the recipient a Redbubble voucher.
It's little wonder that Boxter er, Baxter is gaining quite a following!
So if you want to keep the good news flowing - and have a giggle to boot, you could do far worse than adding Mr Baxter to your Redbubble watchlist by clicking on his picture below;
Or indeed follow his trail of good news all the way to Twitter - and follow him there .....
As usual, all pictures in this post are links - so click away!
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
A larger version of the design is available at MySoti
And as a mousepad on Zazzle
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Prompted by a comment in X-Men Last Stand!
Available as mousepad and coffee mug at Zazzle.com.au and a Tshirt at RB!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
I love the massive print area with MySoti, and after a conversation with @hemeon on Twitter, tried something new with some of my animal photography. I'm rapt with the results - thanks Marc!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Firstly, the much tweeted release of WolframAlpha ... not another search engine, but according to it's header - a computational knowledge engine! It's really cool - it gets the information you search from all over the interwebs, rather than giving you links to pages.
Search 88mph and you will get the following results:
Notice there's not only useful stuff like mph to kph conversions, and not shown here in the site generated pdf a conversion to knots - miles per second and the killer .... the speed at which Marty McFly had to fly the Delorean to time travel! Well - there's a movie reference!
Not only does WA have really useful information, it has a sense of humour too.
Definitely worth the mouse click to have a look for yourself!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Happy Mother's Day to all you mums out there!
I'm pleased to say that my mother is one cool lady, digital photography aficionado, social networking fiend, brilliant grandma and all round nice guy!
Like all mums, she is a veritable font of wisdom, and in her honour I'd like to post the following list:
- I wasn't born in a tent.
- My father doesn't own the power company, nor does he work in a glass factory.
- There's no such thing as a free ride.
- Things have changed since she was a girl.
- Money doesn't grow on trees.
- If she's cold I will wear a jumper.
- We're not paying to heat/cool the great outdoors.
- She didn't come down in the last shower.
- You get back twice what you give out.
- When I get a nice lounge suite, she's going to come round and jump on it!
- The dishes will still be there, no matter how long you hide in the toilet.
And the most important thing I learnt from my mum, (and it seems Oscar Wilde picked up on it too ...)
Monday, May 04, 2009
So it only comes round once a year people - live with it!
Now, in honour of the day, I have fished around on Redbubble and found a handful of my favourite Star Wars parody tshirts!
Saddle Up! by RubyRed
R2 Manual by Reece Ward
London, New York, Paris, Tatooine by James Lillis
Jedi Inside by Quigonjim
Jedi TV by Zomboy
And now that you're all impressed - and probably sailed off via Redbubble anyway, I'll sneak my own in!!
Luke by Cathie Tranent