Week of May 16th, 2016 | Rathtars, X-Wings + ALL The Star Wars Tees! Oh My!

I realize it's been more than a few weeks since my last post. Ok, it's been almost two months! I know you're all asking, "What has she been doing this whole time?" I'm gonna be honest, there was a lot of Netflix, new movies and a few new T-shirt designs. Along with lots of fine tuning of the website to make it a little bit harder for people to steal my artwork.

The reality is sometimes my days are filled with sending DMCA Takedown notices to a bunch scummy people who think it's ok to take what I've worked on and try to a turn a profit for themselves, while I lose sales and money.  Believe it or not this is a very common occurrence across the board with Tee Designers. The positive side is we're all looking out for each other and let others know when we see a stolen design. The whole process of this is very time consuming, from spending almost an entire day checking typical sites that tend to steal to a few weeks battling with a company over a takedown notice. It tends to take away the real enjoyment of what we do. 

I try not to get too stressed by it all and at the end of the day, I still love designing these tees!

In case you missed my latest T-shirt design a few weeks ago, I'll give you a little recap.

I was really inspired by the scene in The Force Awakens, of the Rathtars that Han Solo was smuggling on his ship.  The conversation between Han, the Guavian Death Gang and Kanjiklub was what got me thinking what if King Prana was sick of Han Solo's excuses. So he decided to put together a crew of reckless riders to wrangler the rare Rathtars for his exotic zoo, instead. Then a T-shirt was born. "Rathtar Wranglers" is now available on my Teepublic shop. If you're looking for items other than a T-shirt this design is also available on my Redbubble shop.

This week I worked on a new design inspired by Rouge One: A Star Wars Story. If you haven't seen the trailer yet, here you go. 

I've watched this about 10 times, maybe and goosebumps every time. I knew I wanted to design something for this right from the start and this idea finally came together this week. "A Rebellion" is now available on my Teepublic shop in a variety of styles and colors. If you check it out before the weekend's over you can get a great deal, since my shop is having a sweet sale.

Since we're talking about Star Wars and amazing sales, I want to mention there are ton of awesome Star Wars tees available right now on Teepublic. Not just my designs but a lot of others by some amazingly talented people. You should definitely check them out here.  Designs by Blair J. Campbell, Dylanwho Designs, and Pigboom Art just to name a few. So much talent in this collection and the great thing is their shops are all on sale this weekend too! So go check them out, give them a like on Facebook and enjoy some Star Wars art!

Make sure to check back next week with another "In the Studio" post. I'll be bragging about a recent award I just got nominated for and answering some pretty personal questions for an interview. Stay tuned and as always, May the Force Be With You!