Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Girl In The Orange Shirt

Eons ago I had this idea of not only creating art but throwing myself into the clothing game as well. I had a few different images that I had designed and got the idea of putting them on a variety of clothing items such as long sleeved tees, hoodies and sweatshirts. I found the clothing manufacturer as well as the embroidery service that would do the work and voila.... an idea born. These sold quite well and I was happy but not over the moon about it as it was a lot of work and at some point it dawned on me that I couldn't do both. And since my heart was the the creative end I jumped ship. I was left with about 25 or so long sleeved tees so when my friends Bob and Marilyn left for Africa to start up The Livingstone Performing Arts Foundation I donated them.

That was perhaps a year ago so imagine my surprise when I was catching up with
Bob's blog and I saw this beautiful young girl wearing one of the shirts. I got all emotional and emailed Bob immediately to see if I could post that photo here. I then printed it off and stuck it smack dab in the middle of my bulletinboard in the studio.

Whenever I see it, not only do I smile but am reminded of how one small thing that I have done has created something good for someone else. Nothing better than that feeling.


Ellen said...

What a great feeling, seeing that connection to something you created. Nice shirt too!

andrea pratt said...

I love this post! Thank you.

Melody said...

Thanks to you both!