*My Crows* *My Art* *My Way*

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
I've been doing tones of research! Fun stuff! I feel I am making a big step and I want to make sure about everything!

Vida, has been amazing with me! Continually answering all my questions and even telling me, that they want to make sure I am ok with everything, before I join.
The only things I don't like, is that they don't carry plus sizes, yet!
Also, if I put one of my paintings on there, I can't put that same painting on any other site, if it's going to be placed on clothing, even if I deleted my account. If my account is deleted, they have no right to my painting, it can't be produced, with out my permission, but I still can't use it on any other site for clothing.
And, when you place an order with them, it usually takes 6-8 weeks to get it.
I have been talking to another Canadian artist, that is on there. She has been with Vida, since they have started. She loves the products. How they are made and shipped. The only thing she told me, if I was to purchase some to sell in Canada, I do have to pay import fees and if I was just to purchase something to wear, there would probably be duty fees. So, with the exchange on our dollar, and the other fees, it would be expensive. But, if you live in the United States, no problems! LOL!
Saying all of that, I do like the company and the clothing!

Besides Vida, I have been looking into Fine Art America and Pixels (which Fine Art America owns). On here they have t-shirts, sweatshirts, cards, and prints of your art, which can be on canvas or framed. I have heard many good things about this company! High quality! They have mens, ladies, and baby clothing. Plus sizes, up to a 3x! Home decor, etc. (What I really like is there quality for prints! If I have my art on prints, I want my customers to get high quality! But then, I want that for my customers in everything they purchase!)

Next, I have been looking in Zazzle. Basically the same, but they have leggings, and everything else! LOL!

So, what to do?? I was thinking of all 3! To start off, maybe 9 designs spread out through 3 places.

Sorry about the long post! Just wanted to let you know what I've been doing!
I will leave you with a sneak peak of a new baby crow I've been working on.
Big Hugs

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
I've been working on my special order for Finland.
Do you remember this painting?
Well, my special order lady loved it so much, she wanted a bigger size of this painting. I was actually kind of nervous, because I had never painted a baby crow so big before! I've been taking some pictures of the different stages in creating the baby crow. I have to use many layers of paint, to get it looking right.
This is where I am now.
I want to thank you for all the well wishes on the "clothing" and for the advice on checking everything out! The company is called Vida. I have to say, I've been bugging them almost everyday with questions! They have been AMAZING!! Truly amazing! (It's almost like Zazzle) I haven't started anything yet! I'm still looking through pictures of my paintings.
These are some of the paintings I'm thinking of.

There are like 10 more I like too! LOL! I have to really play with everything and see how it goes. For
those of you who just started to follow me last year, some of these paintings are from 2 years ago. Thanks again everyone for all your well wishes! Means everything to me!
Big Hugs!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all doing well!
In between working on my special order painting for Finland, I've been doing some research.

For the past 2 years, and 2017, would be the third year, a company has kept e-mailing me, about if I would be interested in putting my art on their clothes. I kept deleting the e-mails. Well, on January 1st, I get another e-mail from them stating, that they are really serious.

I thought, well, they have sent these many e-mails to me, maybe I should look into it. There are many designers from all over the world, who do this with them. The company is very well known and they give back to the communities, that produce their clothing, (like literacy programs).

From what I understand, they reach out to the designers they want. Then I have to start designing! I get to pick what I want my art on. Let's say it's a t-shirt. I decide the background colour, and where to place my art. I could have a heart on the sleeve and a baby crow in the front.

I think it's pretty exciting! I also have to take a picture of my signature, because it will be on every piece that is mine. Isn't that cool??? Deciding if I should write Stacy MagicLoveCrow, or MLC, or Stacy MLC, or Stacy MLC MagicLoveCrow or MagicLoveCrow! LOL!

It's going to take some time, because I have to sit down and really design every piece of garment. Even though it will take time, I think it's going to be fun.

This is an example of some of their "dressier" tops.

Then they have boyfriend t-shirts and tanks.

This sheer wrap, I think would look really dramatic in black, with one of my "Moon Crow's" on the back.
I also love this tote.
There are scarves in all shapes and pillows, but I don't know about that for right now? Maybe the pillows, but I was thinking on a scarf, you wouldn't be able to see the art? But, then I was thinking, someone might display it in their home?
I have all these ideas running through my head! LOL! The good thing is, I can do two designs and maybe a month later add another.
On my right hand side bar, the crow with the moon, that says, Never Dim Your Light For Nobody, I think that would be a cool one for a t-shirt.

There are also dresses. I think they add different styles of clothes through the seasons.
"When" I get this all going, I will show everything to you!

If there is anything you would like to see on a garment, let me know. From past art work, to new art work. I have to sit down and really think of what paintings I want on the clothes.

Big Hugs