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I have two younger brothers and they are like my children. I helped raise them and I love them to death. We all get along really well together. Chad is the older one and he is more book and science minded while Calvin is the artist. Chad is a social butterfly, has tons of friends and is outgoing. Calvin is a musician, super talented artist, and is on the shy side. Calvin is in his second year in college studying art.

I never really noticed that Calvin was very shy until one day Chad said to me “I wish Calvin would open up to me and talk about art and life the he does with you.” I was flabbergasted. I had never really thought about it. Oh, crap. That’s right Calvin does open up to me because I am another artist and I understand what’s it’s like to be another artist.

See what Chad didn’t understand at that moment was that Chad is kinda guy’s guy. He played football in high school. He was popular. He likes sports. The last thing any artist wants to do is show art to that “guy”. No matter how nice that “guy” is. And Chad is a really nice guy.

So I explained to him like this “oh Chad, don’t feel bad. Making art is like writing a love letter. You’re so raw, you can only show it to so few people, and you feel like crying all the time. And most of the time it’s so bad, you end up  throwing half of it in the garbage anyway.”

I also explained to him as he gets older, he’ll get more comfortable with himself, he’ll begin to open up. He’s learning to become a man. He’ll see. Just give him time.

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Women’s “Save the Whales” Tshirt is inspired by the all the whales in the ocean and the organization Save the Whales which has been around since 1977. Please donate time or money to save these beautiful mammals. I am looking into way to donate to the cause via shirts.

Here you can see the process in which I created the design. From several illustrations of whales to foam animal to Foaminal (perfected version of my foam animal) to drawing to shirt.

A) illustrations of whales                                  B) foam whale

C) Foaminal Whale                                           D) Drawing

This Tshirt is no longer available. Ciara ran her clothing company brands Ciara Couture and Queensbound from January 2007 to December 2010. She has ceased all clothing brand operations as of January 1, 2011.

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Women’s “Slow and Steady” Turtle Tshirt is inspired by the box turtle and here you can see the process in which I created the design. From photograph to foam animal to Foaminal (perfected version of my foam animal) to drawing to shirt.

A) photo: box turtle                                              B) Foam turtle

C) Foaminal Turtle                                                   D) Drawing

This Tshirt is no longer available. Ciara ran her clothing company brands Ciara Couture and Queensbound from January 2007 to December 2010. She has ceased all clothing brand operations as of January 1, 2011.

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Women’s “Save the Bengal Tigers” Tshirt is inspired by the beautiful yet endangered Bengal Tiger. I am looking for good organizations to donate proceeds to help save these tigers but I haven’t found any that I like so if you know any good ones please contact me and let me know.

Here you can see the process in which I created the design. From photograph to foam animal to Foaminal (perfected version of my foam animal) to drawing to shirt.

A) photo: endangered Bengal Tiger               B) foam tiger

C) Foaminal Tiger                                                   D) Drawing

This Tshirt is no longer available. Ciara ran her clothing company brands Ciara Couture and Queensbound from January 2007 to December 2010. She has ceased all clothing brand operations as of January 1, 2011.

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Women’s “Rhinoceros Rules!” Tshirt is inspired by two-horned white rhino and here you can see the process in which I created the design. From photograph to foam animal to Foaminal (perfected version of my foam animal) to drawing to shirt.

A) photo: white rhino                                         B) Foam rhino

C) Foaminal Rhino                                      D) Drawing

This Tshirt is no longer available. Ciara ran her clothing company brands Ciara Couture and Queensbound from January 2007 to December 2010. She has ceased all clothing brand operations as of January 1, 2011.

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Women’s “Monkey Business” Tshirt is inspired by cute and funny monkey and here you can see the process in which I created the design. From photograph to foam animal to Foaminal (perfected version of my foam animal) to drawing to shirt.

A) photo: funny monkey                                                       B) foam monkey

C) Foaminal Monkey                                                 D) Drawing

This Tshirt is no longer available. Ciara ran her clothing company brands Ciara Couture and Queensbound from January 2007 to December 2010. She has ceased all clothing brand operations as of January 1, 2011.

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Women’s Lion “Roar!” Tshirt is inspired by the male lion and here you can see the process in which I created the design. From photograph to foam animal to Foaminal (perfected version of my foam animal) to drawing to shirt.

A) male lion                                                            B) foam lion

C) Foaminal Lion                                                             D) Drawing

This Tshirt is no longer available. Ciara ran her clothing company brands Ciara Couture and Queensbound from January 2007 to December 2010. She has ceased all clothing brand operations as of January 1, 2011.

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