Monday, July 31, 2017

Princess Diana Tribute Tshirts

Is it possible it's been 20 years since Diana, Princess of Wales, left us? It was 1997, and the 20th anniversary of that terrible day is coming up. It's hard to miss all the tributes, TV shows, magazines, and articles that are coming out now.

Iconic images of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1983, 1989, 1993, and 1997

Opinion is still divided about Diana and her legacy. Some believe she was wronged by a husband who never loved her and a system that didn't support her. Others (with whom I disagree vehemently) believe she was manipulative and slightly deranged. Those of us who watched her life, from wedding to funeral, were witness to the evolution and transformation from an almost schoolgirlishly naive teenager to a sophisticated, shrewd woman. There's no doubt she was highly intelligent, and was grievously wronged. Loved by everyone except the man she yearned to be loved by (Prince Charles), she could have become a bitter and twisted person, but instead she learned to live life as much on her own terms as was possible under the circumstances. She forever changed the monarchy, not just by giving birth to a future king (and a "spare" - the indomitable Prince Harry) who is bent on modernizing the monarchy, but by lifting back the curtain of mystery that the monarchy used to hide behind. She showed us they were humans, flawed and imperfect, and the monarchy will never be the same.
These two t-shirts are made in tribute to this remarkable woman, and contain quotes that are emblematic of her life and her gifts.

Princess Diana Quote "Carry Out a Random Act of Kindness"


Princess Diana Quote " I Lead From the Heart"

Both are available online at Skreened.com .

Monday, July 24, 2017

2017 Solar Eclipse Tshirts

We're less than a month away from the event of the summer! The 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun will occur on August 21, and if you haven't started making your plans to get somewhere in or near the band of totality, you better get moving!

Cool 2017 Solar Eclipse T-Shirts at Amazon.com (Prime Eligible) 19.99

It's going to be the most talked about 2 minutes in history, with the possible exception of Secretariat's amazing Kentucky Derby run in 1973 (he set a still-standing track record of 1:59 2⁄5 - an amazing feat!) .
In some of the major cities along the band of totality, expect traffic chaos. And forget about getting a reasonably priced hotel room in cities like St Joe Missouri and Nashville Tennessee. But if you live near, or can get to, a small town or even better a campsite, you still have a chance.
Check out the band of totality here:

From Space . com

Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, blankets, viewing glasses, cash and whatever else you might need for this event. And don't forget to dress everyone in your viewing party in awesome solar eclipse t-shirts! These are all available at Amazon and are prime eligible which means if you have Amazon Prime you get free shipping! T-shirts are a great way to not only remember your event for years to come, but they serve a purpose in the present, as well. If your party is wearing the same t-shirt, you're not likely to lose each other in the vast crowds.
So whether you're going to be viewing the eclipse in Madras, Oregon, Greenville South Carolina, or any point in between, get to planning now!

Friday, July 21, 2017

New T-shirt! Frederick Douglass

Do you know who Frederick Douglass was? I'll bet you do. You know who DIDN'T know who he was? Donald Trump. In early February, according to CNN, "...at a breakfast to mark the beginning of African-American History Month, he shouted out 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who died more than 120 years ago, as "an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice." Oy vey. Our response was to design this tshirt that pokes a little fun at the President's ignorance, while making a larger point or two. It features an image of the great orator and activist, with text that reads "DON'T BLAME ME, I VOTED FOR ULYSSES S. GRANT."

Buy it here for $19.99. Amazon Prime Eligible!

Oh, Mr. Trump, in case you're reading this, Frederick Douglass, according to Wikipedia, was "an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings."

Monday, June 5, 2017

RESISTANCE t-shirts

I'm going to share with you a bunch of resistance-inspired t-shirts today. I hope you like them. I've designed them specifically to wear to rallies and marches. The fonts are pretty large, so there's great visibility. I try to use humor and optimism when I can, black humor when I must, and anger when it's called for. Topics range from climate change to impeachment. All of these tshirts are available in my shop - called LOVE AND DEFIANCE - at RedBubble.
I always want to hear from other folks in the resistance! We are all doing what we can, and my contribution, in addition to marching, maintaining a Facebook action page, and being as active on Twitter as possible, is to create t-shirts we can wear as we resist. I hope to inspire and I hope my designs give life to the thoughts we are all thinking today.

Friday, March 17, 2017

The election. Ah, the election. I have to admit, after the election, I went into a downward spiral. I was depressed, I was angry, I was stunned. Still am, to a certain extent. But the anger has now become a call to action for me. I realize that I have taken my country, my government, and my freedom for granted all these years. Sure, I voted, I always vote. But I did so with a complacency that I think many other people felt. Now, suddenly, we are faced with scandal upon scandal, and a president who scorns, insults, lies and refuses to take his position seriously.


If you don't like my politics and my viewpoints, that's okay because this is still America. But be warned now, I am going to spend many posts, for the forseeable future, highlighting RESISTANCE apparel. I am going to be showing off IMPEACHMENT t-shirts. I am going to do my bit to design items that call out to the world that there are millions of us who did NOT vote for the embarrassment that is now in the White House.


If you do like my politics and my viewpoints, thank you. Please bookmark my page!


To get started, here's a tshirt I designed yesterday. It just came to me as I was reading all the news about the Russian connections.


Click here to purchase from Amazon, for $17.99. Amazon Prime eligible
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Baskets of Deplorables T-shirts

Baskets of Deplorables is an inspired phrase, coined by Hillary Clinton to describe some of Donald Trump's supporters. It's evocative, funny and has a modern sound to it. Trump's supporters, and indeed Trump himself, took the phrase and appropriated it to a certain extent. At one point Trump made a grand entrance to a rally, with the words Les Deplorables (in Les Miserables type font) emblazoned behind him. There are also some inspired t-shirts out there, and as much as I am not a supporter of Donald Trump, I think some of the Deplorables shirts are pretty amusing. Here are just a few of the hundreds available on Amazon.com:

Should you be so inclined, you could do a lot worse than to buy a few of these. They'll be useful now, thru the election, and after the election. They will be a great memento of the debacle that is Election 2016. I don't know about Amazon's return policy on t-shirts, but it's probably pretty....ahem...liberal.

Have fun, and don't forget to vote!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Talk Like a Pirate Day is Coming Up September 19!


Talk Like a Pirate Day TShirt with Skull and Crossed Cutlasses

Ah, the end of summer, the lull before the holidays...it's quiet, there's nothing on the immediate horizon...wait a minute! There, on the horizon! A ship! A pirate ship! With a Jolly Roger! ARRRGGGHHH! It's INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY, just a few weeks away! Time to brush up on your piratespeak, get yourself a pirate t-shirt and be prepared for anything!

Dead Men Tell No Tales Pirate Shirt

The definitive book on how to talk like a pirate has to be The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers & Rogues

It's an awesome book, well researched and full of colorful history as well as every pirate word, phrase, utterance, oath, pirate curse, insult, cuss word and nautical term your little black heart could desire. Everything from "I'm a lewdly yapping cur..." to "souse me for a gurnet" is chronicled, along with source information. It's a great read, or I'm a salted codfish!

Carpe Galleon Pirate Shirt


Shiver Me Timbers Pirate Shirt

See more pirate tshirts at Amazon!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Anti Trump Tshirts for Posterity

I've been thinking for some time now that this election cycle is one for the history books. No one has ever run a Presidential campaign the way Donald Trump has. He started with no staff, no plan, no campaign office. He treated the entire campaign like a reality show, and the mainstream media was his willing aide, covering his every utterance and gesture. He had no need to spend money or acquire staff, since he was getting free air time virtually 24.7. And he understood that to be outrageous was to be given free TV time. There was madness, there was method and there was luck. Luck that the American populace has become so cynical that we expect nothing but lies from politicians. All this is going to backfire, bigtime, for the GOP. Donald Trump doesn't care, he will land on his feet, because what he wants is attention, and he will get it from now until forever. He is the 21st century PT Barnum, and this country is full of suckers. He knows that. I'm not going to call it genius, I'm going to call it experience, because his years doing "The Apprentice" was actually HIS apprenticeship. With all that in mind, anti-Trump tshirts are going to be something you want to tuck away and give your grandkids, as proof that this election really happened. Trust me, this will be studied from now until doomsday. We can only hope it is studied with the end goal of "NEVER AGAIN".

Love TRUMPS Hate Tshirt

Treasonous Trump for Prison T-shirt

DUMP TRUMP Tshirt

Losing to a Girl Anti Trump Tshirt Humor

Friday, April 15, 2016

Roundup: Mother's Day is Coming Up! Mother's Day Tshirts

Mama Bear Tshirt with Cute Pandas for Mothers

Mother's Day is coming up again! Mother's Day 2016 will be celebrated on Sunday, May 8. I used to work in a steakhouse, and Mother's Day was one of the busiest days of the year. We always put on extra staff, and ordered extra steak, and sure enough the moms and their families would flood in!


Mothers Day Tshirt Gift from Moms Favorite Child

And the grandmas too. Oh, the lovely grandmas! I remember pink lace and corsages and smiling faces. Mothers sometimes looked stressed because, after all, even on Mother's Day you don't get to stop changing diapers, wiping mouths, teaching table manners, and racing arounda after unruly 2-year olds. But grandmas...they're just happy to be around the kids and grandkids.


But back to mom. I come from a big family, so it was always a challenge to buy something unique. One year I bought her some cheap perfume (I was 8, what did I know?) because it had a picture of a horse on the label and I knew she liked horses. She never wore it, but did display the bottle prominently on her dresser for a few weeks. Moms are like that. (I shudder today to think what a cologne that had a horse on the label might smell like!)


Mommin' Ain't Easy Cute Mothers Day Tee Shirt

I'm lucky that my mom is still around and healthy. I know a lot of people who've lost their moms way too soon. So if your mom, grandma, mother in law, or great grandma is around, I have one word of advice: spoil. Spoil her rotten! She deserves it!


Real Moms Dont Sell Their Kids to the Circus


Here are some fun, funny, cute and weird (circus??) tshirts that would make great gifts for your mom. You can click on any of the titles to be taken directly to a page where you can purchase. But hurry, remember that with online sales it can take from several days to a couple of weeks to receive your item.


And Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!




Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bernie Sanders Tshirts

It's the height of the primary season, and all the remaining candidates (as of this writing, there are only Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side, and Donald Trump, John Kasich, and Ted Cruz for the Republicans) are working hard to secure delegates to the summer conventions. And t-shirt designers are in hog heaven! One particularly fun event occurred when Bernie Sanders was making a rousing speech in Portland Oregon and a little bird landed on the podium.



Feel The Berd Bernie Sanders 2016 T-Shirt


These kinds of truly spontaneous moments are so rare in politics, so unique amidst the dull rhetoric and sound bytes of the season, that they become iconic. The fact that the bird happened to alight in Portland of all places gave the incident a feeling of serendipity at the least, or providence at the most. Who doesn't recall the Portlandia tv show, and its "put a bird on it" episode?


While the Portlandia bird appears to be a Northern Cardinal (even though there are no Northern Cardinals in Oregon), the little fella that made an appearance on Sanders' podium was a house finch. Never mind, it's the thought that counts, right?


BERDIE SANDERS Tshirt Bernie Sanders 2016

Enter the t-shirt designers! So many fun, cute and silly tshirts out there! We've collected our five favs. You can click the titles of any of them to go and buy them. Fun to wear all summer, and a great commemorative item to save for the future.


BERNIE SANDERS Tshirt A Little Birdie Told Me SANDERS 2016