A few months ago, E started a sketch of an elephant with really intricate, lace-like designs all over it. I posted an in-progress photo on Instagram, and was excited to see the final product.

Elephant Shirt 4

She finished it recently, and took it to show her favorite mentor / fellow artist, R, and R borrowed it for a week and returned it… on a shirt!

Elephant Shirt 1

E was so jazzed to see her work in print – especially her official “print” name and date that R added at the bottom.

Elephant Shirt 2

The shirt was printed at Baked T’s in the Loop, a store that R has used quite a bit to print custom t-shirt designs of her own. Here’s a shot of the original and the new shirt. E wore it tonight to youth group, and is planning to wear it on Tuesday when she has art class.

Elephant Shirt 3

She’s already planning ahead for her friends’ birthday parties – what a cool idea for a gift. The things she creates make me smile, and I love seeing her excited about all of her projects. Her enthusiasm is contagious.

11 Responses to ella-prints

  1. Tell E that I really like her design and final t-shirt product! Summer job???

  2. What an amazing talent! This is beautiful and I’d buy it for myself. I love her idea of designing t-shirts for her friends’ birthdays… so creative.

  3. fabulous!

  4. She did great and R sounds like a gem.

  5. Wow! That is beautiful and translates perfectly to the T. And Ella Print – love, love, love that.

  6. I think I would like an Ella-print!!!

  7. It reminds me of those beautifully intricate Indian Wedding henna tattoos. Lovely! And R is pretty swell, too.

  8. Does she sell for an up charge or take custom orders? She’s amazing!
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