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Designs for Anti-Trump Tshirts, Net Neutrality Buttons and New Designer Chic for Mothers’ Day

Yesterday, I made two anti-trump tshirts that are pro-facts and pro-science. There were also several political buttons I made from the same design. They turned out very well. They are concise and to the point with good design and look great. Good combination. Looks like these tshirts would be great to wear for marches coming up including the March for Science and Earth Day Marches. I think groups are going to be marching for our oceans around the same time too – or as part of the Earth Day marches. These tshirts would be great for those marches.

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When I was looking around Zazzle’s anti-trump buttons, I found these two supporting Net Neutrality that are really great too – so I though it would be nice to share them here.

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Today, I’ve made these two matching trendy designer products – a shopping tote bag and iPhone case to match with a chic wonderful fashion look to them. They were made from a design I made several years ago and keep going back to do a little more with it. I really like it a lot. They turned out so nice.

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Designing things for anti-trump tshirts was interesting and finding pins that support net neutrality was great too. Putting the science march in mind and earth, I’m designing some things for next year since it is already so close to happening now.

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Wine Tasting Invitations with Wine Vino and Grapes Designs Aprons Tote Bags Posters Art

These designer wine items I made recently on my Zazzle store from artworks that were both hand rendered as drawings and photographs I made – then some of the designs also worked from there through Photoshop to make nifty new looks for them.

The designs on this post are for wine tasting events, for wine lovers and to have wine themed artwork in your home or apartment, or vacation cottage. They make great wine themed gifts too.

The first design is in black and white with the word, Vino on it – as an artwork poster showing the wine bottle and grapes from one of my hand-rendered drawings.

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These two shopping tote bags are pretty and fashionably trendy with the same wine bottle and grapes drawing I did and the word, Vino across it.

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There is also a vino / wine apron I made from the wine bottle and grapes drawing to use hosting a wine tasting event or barbecue / cookout. Or – as a gift to someone who loves cooking with wine.

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Wine Tasting invitations made with a CricketDiane artwork and design – with a bottle of vino and simple clean drawing of a wine bottle and grapes plus information you can customize to your wine event or wine tasting party.

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One of the other still life wine bottle, wine glass and copper kettle with grapes photographs that I made with a different artistic look to the image (as a poster). Great poster for the kitchen, dining room, for a boutique coffee house or for a wine seller to gift at a tasting event.

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Showing the wine bottle design I did in a drawing for this vino tote – I love the look of the grapes in this one. It is a great wine tote bag to take to a wine tasting or a weekend at the vineyard tasting events.

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A nice poster art piece using one of my photographs of a still life with wine bottle, wine glass, grapes and a copper tea kettle. Using art software, I changed the colors and added the word, Vino to the image. Available on demand at Zazzle through my CricketDiane store.

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A nice tote bag to take with you to that wine tasting event and bring back at least a couple bottles of vino. One of my pastel chalk drawings of a wine bottle, wine glass and grapes made the design for this contemporary fashion vino tote.

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About CricketDiane –

I’ve been creating nearly every day since I was a kid and that is over 50 years. I’ve created in numerous ways in a range that moves from art to problem-solving to inventing, creating music, sculpting and painting to writing and doing various computer / online based projects.

“It is better to make the effort to move forward and release the flow of ideas to work with them and do things creatively, create things and invent and write and make – I definitely know that by experience.” – cricketdiane, 2018

 

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You can find more of my art and designs here –

CricketDiane and Cricket House Studios Store on Zazzle

 

and other blog writings by me here –

https://cricketdiane.wordpress.com/

https://cricketdiane.com/

On YouTube –

CricketDiane Phillips

 

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The website for Cricket House Studios Art and Design is found here –

http://www.crickethousestudios.com/

And see my current efforts on GoFundMe to make a board game I created into a video game that I’m working on right now –

The Scared Donkey Mine Money Game by CricketDiane on GoFundMe

 

Thanks for checking us out!

The Cricket House Studios Team and CricketDiane

 

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The animation for the Scared Donkey Mine Game I made yesterday – learning

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This video clip I did yesterday can be found on YouTube here –

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Granny D Countryside Mines CricketDiane 2018 4 w Music – the small somewhat animated piece I did yesterday for Granny D and The Scared Donkey Mine Money Game to learn more about animating and game development – yes, it is very rough, but so cool being able to do it. My music is in the video too. Video animation of Granny D walking through the countryside to the mines is one way we are looking at solving the visual style of the game – may try something else also. Please visit our GoFundMe page raising money to develop the Scared Donkey Mine Game into a video game from its board game version designed and created by Diane C. Phillips, aka CricketDiane and Cricket House Studios Art and Design.

https://www.gofundme.com/scareddonkeyminemoneygame

And you can find more of our art and design products on our Zazzle store where you can customize them to suit what you like –

https://www.zazzle.com/cricketdiane?rf=238073773174474814&CMPN=share_dblst&lang=en&social=true

Check out our blogs and website too –

https://cricketdiane.wordpress.com/

and our new blog –

https://cricketdiane.com/

Cricket House Studios Website –

http://www.crickethousestudios.com/home.html

On Twiiter –

@AmBeautifulShow

 

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Art of Today Uses a Bit of Everything from Handpainting and Drawing to Computer Software, Online Platforms and Digital Alterations

One of the colorful shopping totes that would make an awesome beach tote bag for the summer – for spring break and for going to the lake. This tote bag uses my designs in colors that are bright and fun, for an amazing upbeat look. This beach tote says, Make It A Beautiful Day and is the perfect way to pick up a smile or two from others. Great tote bag for the beach.

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Using the animation and game development lessons I’ve been getting from the online community, this video clip below is what I made today using my artworks and the skills as I’m acquiring them to understand how to make animations. It is pretty. (No music on this one.)

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Some of the other nifty products I’ve made lately have lots of sparkly look to them – lots of glam and very fun, like this shopping bag / beach bag / tote –

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Using an artwork from about 2001, this Geometrix series artwork done in its negative with a bunch of twisted computer background work (yes, the original painting had the hands like that and the squares – then I added to it) – made Unity stickers today for promoting and supporting diversity, working together and inclusion. Also made another sticker set using the design and a clock to go with it.

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Working on The Scared Donkey Mine Money Game and Making My Designs Into CricketDiane Products on Zazzle Today

Today, I made this NYC Architecture tote bag on my CricketDiane store / Cricket House Studios and posted it at Zazzle.

The characters that I’m going to create on the Scared Donkey Mine Game were hand drawn by me yesterday early in the a.m. / they were designed by me, with one for Granny D, King Pindick, No Help Hannah, a gem cluster and a chunk of raw ore for the mines. Today, I will be using those drawings to construct them in Photoshop and use them directly on the game development platform to make a little snippet of action with them hopefully.

Here is the tote bag I made today – (you’ll have to wait to see the other things I’m working on, including the game characters but I am working on creating them right now.)

 

I might make a couple more things over on Zazzle from my saved designs today so my store’s catalog will update and there will be some new designs there.

Will probably use Godot to make the game or Panda3D, both open source. Need to check a couple more things about them first though, like tutorials about them and game developers’ commenting on them in general.

If I can just get a little of this game to show as a video, it will make The Scared Donkey Mine Money Game come to life and start having some of the elements needed for pitching it properly to some companies, if I have a chance to do that.

Have one of the formats for the Game Design Development Document – from a template on the internet which I’m going to use to put the hand-written GDD that I’ve already made about 15 pages of (by hand), into. That will help too.

Checked on a lot of game development blogs and articles that cover how to calculate the costs of developing a game within a more focused and exact set of costs. Tomorrow, or later today, I’m expecting to take those pieces of information and start putting them into a genuine cost-projection for developing the game, hiring some fluent game coders, and putting the equipment together and licenses for software that will be needed, among other things.

That’s it for right now. Painted a little on the oil painting of a still life that I’ve been fiddling with every so often – did that already for a little while today. Might come back and do a video of it – just something short to add to twitter and youtube.

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The current GoFundMe campaign to turn my board game called, The Scared Donkey Mine Money Game into a video game is here, check it out when you get a chance if you haven’t already, and please share it. Thanks so much!

https://www.gofundme.com/scareddonkeyminemoneygame

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If you haven’t seen my store yet on Zazzle, it is found here – Believe it or not, I designed all of that stuff using my artworks and designs, except for about a dozen things on the store that I designed with others (like grandchildren, or daughters, or friends).

https://www.zazzle.com/cricketdiane

 

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