Taking Requests (You're Welcome to Shout "Free Bird" at the Computer)

I had some fun with this last batch of bags, matching cow admirers with cow bags and pig fanciers with piggy bags. I was even able to create a horsey bag upon the request of a horsey owner.

  A Christmas present for a friend's daughter. She sent me a photo, so I could make my horsey look similar.

A Christmas present for a friend's daughter. She sent me a photo, so I could make my horsey look similar.

So here's my chance to get some ideas I might not have considered, and yours to make your suggestions and requests. No promise of a purchase is required to suggest a subject, but I will accept commissions as well. Just be warned that I will (and often do) work off a photo, but I will not reproduce a photo in paint. The image always goes through my brain and comes out my fingers a little different than it went in. 

In addition, I am thinking about adding to my screen print repertoire, as bags screen printed on both sides are sturdier through washing and use. Screen print designs for a rank amateur such as myself need to be simple, black-and-white style one color jobs (until I get more equipment or find a shared screen print studio). If you have any ideas, pass them along. And let me know if you would like to see some phoenix prints in the shop for purchase.

  Ten blank canvases, right out of the box.

Ten blank canvases, right out of the box.

I'm lucky to be able to have the time and means to develop and enjoy this dumb hobby. I'm also lucky to have friends who humor and flatter me. Please feel free to suggest further dumb ideas.

Cheers.