Friday, June 16, 2017

New Custom, Hand-Painted, Hand-Printed T-Shirts - $25

To raise funds for my son's Music Department, which relies solely on donations to keep itself going, I am making custom, 100% hand-painted/printed t-shirts which I am selling for $25. 

Here are my latest t-shirt designs:

Please buy a t-shirt, and help support our musical youth, and my son's Music Department!!
To order, please:
email 

or buy through my Etsy Store:
 The Cotton Bluebird













  • The T-Shirts you order will be relatively similar to those posted on the blog, but the character and words can be any animal, plant, etc. (so long as it does not violate copyright laws.)
  • T-Shirts come in all styles (regular, fitted, tank top etc.) and all sizes, S, M, L child and S, M, L adult)
  • T-Shirts aim to be 80 - 100% cotton.
  • Paint used is non-toxic, washable fabric paint specifically suited to clothing.
  • Cash, checks and paypal accepted.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Custom, Hand-Made T-Shirts


 

This summer, my son and I would like to raise funds for my son's Music Department.



The Music Department provides a really excellent opportunity for the music students to participate in band and orchestra, giving them a solid foundation in music. My son has had two wonderful years in the Music Department, and has really grown musically and personally.


The Music Department relies solely on donations to help keep it going. With all the opportunities they provide the students, as well as the many expensive instruments they need to buy, they are always in need of funds.


To raise funds, I am making custom, 100% hand-painted/printed t-shirts (please see the link below) which I am selling for $25, and my son is making gadgets from his 3-D printer (like those linked below) which he is selling for $1 to $3 each.



  • The T-Shirts you order will be relatively similar to those posted on the blog, but the character and words can be any animal, plant, etc. (so long as it does not violate copyright laws.)
  • The 3-D gadgets include fidget spinners or fidget rings, small characters etc. (but, again, we do have to be careful of copyright laws, and all gadgets should be original).
  • The 3-D gadgets can be blue, white or red.
  • T-Shirts come in all styles (regular, fitted, tank top etc.) and all sizes, S, M, L child and S, M, L adult)
  • T-Shirts aim to be 80 - 100% cotton.
  • Paint used is non-toxic, washable fabric paint specifically suited to clothing.
  • Cash, checks and paypal accepted.


Please support our musical youth, and my son's Music Department!!

Please email me for further details and to order a t-shirt or gadget.


Adventure T-Shirt



Bluebird T-Shirt







Carpe Diem T-Shirt










Monday, August 1, 2016

Top Awards for Livermore Art Students

Art Students of Thomasin Dewhurst Fine Art won top art prizes at the Alameda County Fair this Summer, including Best of Show awards, Best of Class awards, Sponsored monetary awards, First Place awards, and Second Place awards.

Congratulations go to:
  • Mariya Lima for winning an overall Best of Show award in the oil / acrylic painting category, Best of Class (youth, painting, 9 - 11 years) and First Place for her oil painting, “Fun-Sized”;
  • Lukas Horstschraer for winning a prestigious $50 LAA Sponsored Award for Best Black & White Pencil Drawing (9 - 11years), Best of Class (youth, drawing, 9 -11 years) and First Place for his pencil drawing, “Battle of the Future”;
  • Jaeden Li for also winning a prestigious $50 LAA Sponsored Award for Best Painting in Oil / Acrylics (12 - 14 years), Best of Class and First Place for his oil painting, “Grizzly in Spring”;
  • Anahi Morales for winning First Place for her colored pencil drawing, “Queen of the Garden” (youth, colored pencil drawing,12 - 14 years), and for Second Place with her oil painting, “A Portrait from within” (youth, painting, 12 - 14 years);
  • Rylee Lettus for winning First Place (youth, pastel, 9 - 11 years) for her pastel drawing “Owl”;
  • Shyanne Li for winning Second Place (youth, oil/acrylic painting, 9 - 11 years) for her oil painting, “Pets”;
  • Reagan Kinsella for winning Second Place (youth, oil/acrylic painting, 9 - 11 years) for all three (untitled) of her oil paintings;
  • Jakob Emerson for winning Second Place (youth, oil/acrylic painting, 12 - 14 years) for his painting, “Dapper Fish”;
  • Alyssa Dennison for winning Second Place (youth, oil/acrylic painting, 9 - 11 years) for her painting, “Sunset on Beach”;
  • Julia Weir for winning Second Place (youth, oil/acrylic painting, 15 - 17 years) for her oil painting, “Apple on a Plate





     












Sunday, July 17, 2016

Online video Art Lesson - How to draw an eye in pencil (click on the image or the link below to get to the video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py-i4yC1GA0

A video demonstration / art lesson on how to draw a realistic eye in pencil.  I use a 4B pencil on lightweight, acid-free drawing paper.  I also use a soft paper blending stub and an artist's kneadable eraser.

GreatLittleArtLessons

Monday, June 27, 2016

Recent Art Party!

I was recently asked to host an art party for a group of adults. Everyone had great fun, and really enjoyed themselves painting a vinyard landscape!

Excellent job on your masterpieces ladies!


For more information about Art Party hosting and prices, please email or telephone.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Wins for my art students at the 2016 Alameda County Fair!

Congratulations to my students, Lukas, Reagan, Jakob, Julia and Alyssa for winning awards at this year's Alameda County Fair art contest!

Lukas really excelled and won the Best of Show award for his drawing "Battle of the Future".

Very well done, all of you!