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My little friend Sam is a muse of mine.  He’s a 2 1/2 year old bundle of creative energy.  He feels things deeply, interprets his day through dance and is a beautiful budding artist.  Not so long ago, Sam’s mom, Jessica, shared one of his latest works with me.  I was so inspired by Sam’s happy-dancing-smiling person and I wanted Sam to experience his art in a whole new way.

It had been awhile since I busted out my EZ Screenprint materials.  I love that screen printing is such a straight-forward process with EZ.  You just need to expose your image to sunlight for a few minutes and let the magic happen.

Once the printing was complete,  I most certainly had to make up some special little tags for the shirts for Sam and his dad (both Hanukkah presents from Jessica).  I’m such a big fan of a little handmade tag.  Tags make everything extra special, don’t they?.  Plus, I wanted Sam to feel sort of famous (Jessica said he already does.  Well naturally, he’s 2 1/2).  By seeing his drawing on a shirt, I wanted him to feel the importance of his art.  And it’s an added bonus that now his exuberant artwork can be shared with everyone who sees him while he’s wearing his happy t-shirt.

The post Hanukkah report from Jessica shared that Sam was a little surprised to see his drawing take on another medium.  He kept saying, “That’s my smiley face!  That’s my smiley face!”  I’d make him 100 t-shirts just to hear that out loud.

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