Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Oregon Country Fair

Yeehaw, the "Fair" is upon us.  For those of you who have never attended this event....I say there is nothing else quite like it.  And for those of you who have been there.....how many times have you heard these words? "I swear there was a booth here that sold really nice t-shirts...a minute ago. How did we get here?.....Where was that cheesecake booth?....no the bathrooms are that way."  I have had so many painted, bedazzled, giggly, festers tell me that they could not find my booth that I can't take it anymore. Here I am!!!! Da ta da daaaa! M68 is the official booth number. We are on Wooten Way which is the shady side of Chela Mela Meadow and when you get in the neighborhood look up.  The silk flags!  They really help. They will be above us. (it is way too hard to make them go below us). So have a magnificent Fair even if you never find us. 
Summers here and the livin is easy........

Hartware's entire festival schedule for 2009 is at the bottom of this page.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Altared Nation

I have returned from the Freemont Fair stimulated and jazzed and pumped with new ideas. I have been traveling with my buddy Olive who inspires me toward whole new levels of  interactive explosive joyful living. I am on fire with the idea of you. All of you are walking kinetic altars. You all choose with care the items which you drape upon your body.  And  with this act you are allowing the juices of your unique spirit to seep onto the physical plane. There you are!  
I am seeing a fashion trend a foot. The act of integrating the found object into each unique outfit. Folks are running around with all kinds of things draping off their bodies! Olive and I intersected with a young charmer who is turning cowboy boots into camisoles! Yes indeed! I am inspired! I am ready to turn coffee makers into turbins and candy wrappers into thongs and television screens into waistcoats. Be prepared.  I think that change is in the air. 

I also want to tell you about the charming liquid moments which occurred. But I am feeling that I don't have time at the moment. Remind me to tell you about the guy sitting on his pick-up truck who started singing DoReMi,( yes, from the Sound of Music) with us while we were packing up the booth.  

The other thing I am inspired to do...? To actually write something in my blog. Hah! 

I must be off to work. I have much, much, much  to do for the Oregon Country Fair. If you would like to find me there I will be in booth #M68 in Chela Mela Meadow.

The rest of the year's festival schedule is at the bottom of the page.

selling t-shirts on a blog

 I believe that I can do this. Post things to my blog in little 10 minute bits of time between eating and making the t-shirts. 

The two designs above are heat transfers and I can put them on to tee shirts with many color combinations.  They are printed over a white rectangle created with a wax resist so there are cracks and texture in the background. I am dying the shirts with a unique process which gives a subtle texture to the whole shirt. They are pre-shrunk and completely machine washable. 
  • tank tops $25
  • organic short sleeve tees $30
  • organic long sleeve tees $38
add $4 for shipping and handling. 

If you would like one of these designs or have any questions e-mail me and I'll give it to ya straight.