Posts tagged sketches
Posts tagged sketches
We are often so, SO hard on ourselves. Thin, curvy, short, tall, dark brown, light peach, curly-haired, straight-haired, young, old, able-bodied and not.. and everything in between… This may not be precisely bellydance related, but it so poignantly illustrates something that we ALL deal with (and something which this blog is SO about- loving yourself no matter what size, age, race, or ability level you’re at- and how vital our perceptions can be- to ourselves- as well as to others), that I thought it was worth sharing with y’all, here.
Someone brought it to my attention on the Plus Size Pride Project FB group, and I am so, so glad they did. Mehopes it hits home for you, too. ♥♥♥
A while back I was DESPERATELY trying to make our bellydance group a club tee. I drew up a design, then made a bunch of tees at pretty much every shirt making site imaginable. ;)
As I’m a member of Zazzle, I gave them a go as well, and thaaaat got me thinking about how much I’d been wanting my own Tribal-style top (for practices, workshops and the like). You know- those adorable black tanks w/the wicked & scrolly designs that the coolest people seem to have? ;) Well, I’m a big girl, n’ couldn’t seem to find any in my size. *pout* ..So, I made one for myself. :D
I also made this one, but they don’t send artists any percentages like Zazzle does. (They have some pretty neat fonts available, though. :)) And today, I got inspired to make a new one. Here, check it out:
So, what do y’all think? I know they’re not black (making black designs on sites like these can be tricky), but I still dig ‘em. :)) Plus all the of the art you see used is my own, so no worries about copyright issues. :) I’d love to find other tee-making sites that provide more customization (size of image, etc.) and a lower price, (I still say $28 is a LOT for a t-shirt), but for now, it works.
At least now, big girls can wear cute bellydancing tops too. ;)
I’ve been wanting to post something lately.. but as I’m trying to get away from the vintage-y images (at least for a while- as other blogs cover these things beautifully), I’ve been at a current loss as to what. So, since I’ve been making new bellydance-inspired art lately, I thought I’d share a smattering of that w/you. :)
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PLEASE NOTE: This is all original work and ABSOLUTELY COPYRIGHTED, so if you’d like to reproduce or repost these images, just drop me a line and ask. :) As long as you’re not trying to make money off of my work, it’s a good bet I’ll say “yes.” ;)
Cheers, and hope you like!