Here’s a quick pic of the next design to hit the DD line. This is another thing I’ve been doodling for years. I’m currently working on blocking out the screen, which – as you’d imagine from the intricate details – will take awhile. Should totally be worth it in coolness factor when done and printed, though!
Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey I won this book in a giveaway by HarperCollins/Eos Books and wasn’t really sure what to expect, not having heard much about it previously. What I got was a wickedly enjoyable read. James Stark, the narrator, is a magician turned pit fighter and assassin after 11 years in Hell – from which he has just escaped. He is a sarcastically hilarious and cynical character, whose time Downtown (as he refers to Hell) has also turned him into a bit of a vicious brute with handy self-healing powers, and Kadrey doesn’t pull any punches when describing […]
Blackbringer (Dreamdark Book 1) by Laini Taylor I’m a firm believer in the fact that just because something is dubbed as ‘teen’ or ‘young adult’ doesn’t mean it isn’t good, or isn’t worthy of my time as a supposed fully grown adult. Blackbringer was further proof of that. It takes place in what we are given to understand is Earth at some time in the past, but is rendered new and nearly unrecognizable from the perspective of one fairy, Magpie, gypsy granddaughter of the West Wind who travels with a ragtag group of crows in her quest to find and […]
This past weekend I created a new screen, and printed it up. Behold, the Dragonflight Dreams dragon in wearable form! I’m keeping the blue shirt for myself, but will be printing up some dragon apparel for the Etsy shop this week.
For the curious out there, my screenprinting process is as follows: Step 1: Create the screen (or buy a pre-made one) For this, I just use a basic embroidery hoop in whatever size I need for the design, and stretch some gauzy white material through it until it’s taut like a drum. I got both the hoops and my screen fabric at JoAnn’s. I use blue painter’s tape around the inside of the hoop so that my filler paint and fabric inks don’t get the hoop itself all messy, since the screens get changed out (<—- bonus feature of making […]
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger I have always been a book addict of the sci-fi/fantasy persuasion (though admittedly stronger on the fantasy side), and time travel is one of those devices that occurs in both, so I’ve had a good amount of exposure to theories put forth about it in fiction. I start with this so that when I say The Time Traveler’s Wife has one of the more unique takes on time travelling that I’ve read, you understand it’s not just lip service. Three things about Niffenegger’s setup make it that stand-out: It’s sheer randomness and […]
Dragonflight Apparel is officially live! This blog will be where I announce new designs, explore/explain my process, ramble about things, etc. Bear with me for a little bit, as I know it’s a bit sparse right now – more to come soon! At moment, I’m going through old sketchbooks of mine and coming across so many things I want to turn into screens. It’s actually a case of too many choices! Makes it hard to decide what to tackle first.