Downside to moving a long distance: it doesn't allow me much time in the studio to work on any paintings currently...which is rather frustrating for me. Upside to moving a long distance: it does allow me some time to work on new tshirt design ideas and just design/illustration ideas in general. So, I guess I just have to take the good with the bad and make some kick ass lemonade.
With that in mind, thought I'd post one of my newest creations, and one that I am particularly fond of already. Shocker, it's baseball-themed. Hey, pitcher and catcher report to Spring Training in a little over a month, so now that Ohio State's football season is officially over (thanks Playoff Committee btw), I can return my focus to baseball again. Not that football really distracts much any more.
So, without further ado. Here you go, entitled "Making Adjustments".
And, of course, still my favorite design thus far...my Ode to Ricky Vaughn tshirt design featuring his iconic glasses. My best seller. Get yours today. Or tomorrow. Whenever, just buy it.
Another newly added design this week. "Be Support-ive". I may still go back and tinker with this design a bit and incorporate an accompanying jockstrap, but just thought I'd put this one out there first to gauge the reception of it and go from there. This design was inspired by tshirts we had as kids that were printed up and circulated on Indiana University's campus in Bloomington in the 1990s. They were amazing. And, also got my best friend and I into trouble at school for wearing them. Mr. Peverly did not agree with our fashion choices and seemed to take it rather personally...making us wear them inside out for the remainder of the day. Honestly, he was kind of a dick anyways.
Well, I think I'll wrap this up, but just wanted to share some of my newest creations with y'all (practicing my Southern slang to better integrate with the locals once we move). Thanks for checking out my stuff, and hopefully buying some of it ! If nothing else, if you think a friend, colleague, family member, coworker, parent, or Mr. Peverly would like one, pass it along and perhaps they will thank you by treating you to a wonderful pastry from your local bakery. Or maybe they'll just go about their day, not thanking you and being a shithead. I like your chances for the pastry though.
Just remember kids, "Knowing is half the battle." Always wondered what the other half is, but G.I. Joe never divulged that nugget of information as a kid. Til next time.
Having spent my entire adult life here in the state of Ohio, I am excited about the next chapter beginning in North Carolina. (Sidenote: I refer only to permanent residence...I have left the state of Ohio and the country to travel, so I haven't lived a completely sheltered Ohio life.) I did debate as to whether I should begin with a "taking my talents to North Carolina" line, but let's face it, our "Decision" isn't quite as newsworthy as the best basketball player on the planet leaving Cleveland the 1st time around (but certainly not the last time). Plus, wouldn't want any backlash from clients & collectors, who might take to the streets, burning any artwork by me. I am, of course, being sarcastic...surprise.
I look forward to immersing myself into the great art scene surrounding the area we will be moving into, and am hopeful that it will be a busier time for me as an artist. Hopefully they will welcome us "Yankees" with Cheerwine and BBQ...and maybe some frozen hot chocolate from Videri's when the temps warm up a bit.
And, while I will certainly miss having a MLB ballpark close by for when my Cubs are in town, there are so many minor league teams and great collegiate baseball programs in the area, that I will more than get my "fill" of baseball each year. Plus, DC isn't too far away if I get an itch to see my guys. With that said, I hope to start creating some NC-themed artwork in the coming months...so keep your eyes peeled this year for some of that. But, as always, I am available for commissions, so if you have a custom project you'd like, just email me to get things rolling!
While we will be leaving a great deal of friends and family behind in the state of Ohio, we hope they will come and visit us in North Carolina! And even though our address will look and feel different, Ohio will always be our true home. So, until next time. Thanks for dropping by.
Not rocket science, just a bit of an inside look at my artwork...with some photos and possibly some humor mixed in for your enjoyment.