Miss Terry Woman

Classic to quirky graphic designs: links at top of page.

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New Images Added to CafePress Store

I have started adding some of my patterned designs to my CafePress store. It includes metal, liquid and kaleidoscope patterns in animal shapes. I’ll be adding these on a few at a time over the next few months:

CafePress March 2016 designs being uploaded

Here’s the link to the store – I hope you can drop by:  http://www.cafepress.com/missterrywoman2

I was recently reminded of one of my favourite earlier designs, which parodies a horror movie classed as one of the worst movies of all time. The original horror movie was “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.” I parodied that with “Invasion of the Killer Tomato Squirrels.” This image is available in each of my online stores:

Cafepress: Link here
Spreadshirt: Link here
Zazzle: Link here
Australian store: Link here

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Busy, Busy, Busy

In the past few months, in between my other tasks which have been keeping me very busy, I’ve put in a little time here and there, creating some more designs, specifically focusing on abstracts. Following, for example, is the top of the Empire State Building.

Crysler Building Detail

Crysler Building Detail

I noticed recently in my Zazzle shop that many of my images were limited in size and shape, and so that impacted on the number of posters I was able to provide.

I’m slowly working my way through and uploading some of my older images onto the posters to ensure there is a broader range available.

Here for example is one of the new posters, using one of my older images:Link here

Curse of the Squirrel Mummy HighSMWhile my other commitments have impacted on creating and uploading new designs, I plan to rectify that as soon as possible.

Thanks for dropping by.

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Some Fun New Clothing Items in the Australian Store

I’ve been having a lot of fun with the new clothing items in the Australian store. The new items range from bikinis to leggings, all-over print shirts to skater dresses.

Some of my favourites are the classic old movie posters which I’ve incorporated into the clothing. I thought I’d share some of the new items with you. Here’s a selection of the new men’s shirts:

Temp Mens Shirts All Over

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/clothing_s05/men-clothing_s0503?start=720

There’s quite a new assortment of items in the women’s clothing range:

Temp dress psychedelic purple

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72472346

Temp Dress Psychedelic purple swirl

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72472622

Temp shirt psychedelic bubbles

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72472668

Temp Shirt Angel

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72472705

Temp Shirt Unicorn

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72472738

Temp Dress Chipmunk

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72472274

Temp dress car

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72449059

Temp Shirt Invisible

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72449018

Temp Shirt Mantis
http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72448979

Temp Dress Love

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72448943

Temp Shirt Monster

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72446453

Temp dress car

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=%40futuristic&StoreProductId=72449070

Surprises at the Australian Store

While I had kept the two USA stores and the European store up-to-date with my latest images, I’d been a little slack with the Australian store. So it had been a number of months since I uploaded any new graphic designs to my Australian store, and what a little surprise I found in the clothing section! The lady’s clothing now has several more items in their clothing range including some skater dresses, bikinis and more, and I’ve been having some fun experimenting with the new designs.

One of the BEST things about the Australian store is how much CHEAPER it is than the overseas stores. Items can be up to two thirds less than the overseas ones and the postage is often cheaper as well.

So if you’ve been thinking about buying up big, then check out the Australia store of Miss Terry Woman:  http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2

Did you know that there’s over 18,000 items in the Australian store? Over the next few weeks, several thousand more items will be added taking it to more than 20,000 !!!

Question: So how does this whole thing work? What does Miss Terry Woman actually do?

Answer: I create the graphic designs while the companies through which I sell, print and make the actual products. I make a very small profit on each item that I sell.

To begin, here’s one of the newest items of clothing with one of my designs. This all-over print shirt has a classic image probably dating from the 1800s which was edited and coloured:

temp shirt 2 ladies

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72319907

Louise Brooks was an actor from the 1920s, mostly known from her work in silent movies. She epitomized the ‘flapper’ with her blunt bob haircut and dark eyeliner. Here’s her image on a skater dress and a figure-hugging dress (links below image).

temp Louise

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72345918

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72345910

Here’s a gorgeous image from the art deco era. This image was extracted from an advertisement, then repaired and edited.

temp AD scarf

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72345378

Here’s another classic image from the silent movie era – Rudolph Valentino was a HUGE sex symbol of the time and had thousands of women swooning over him. He was only in his early 30s when he died.

temp rudolph

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72341805

Here’s a wonderful old photo of a bathing beauty from the early 20th century. The original image was edited and partially coloured.

temp dress swimming

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72319998

The Australian store now has bikinis for sale. This image likely dates back to the 1800s. It was edited and and then coloured.

temp bikini

http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/ReviewProduct.aspx?SectionCode=0505&StoreProductId=72319894

I’ll be adding in lots of new images over the coming weeks. Following is the link to the women’s clothing in the Australian store:  http://www.aussiecustomgifts.com/missterrywoman2/clothing_s05/women-clothing_s0505 of course, many of the latest images will be added to the clothing for children and men as well. There are also a huge variety of other products besides clothing, ranging from phone covers to canvasses, and mousepads to mugs.

Wishing you all the very best for Christmas and the new year.

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More images uploaded – and then a little break

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve been busy writing a couple of books in the last year and have neglected my graphic designs. During the past couple of months, I’ve made up for that with HEAPS of new images created and uploaded to the shops (except for the Australian store which I will update with the last of the new images as soon as I can).

While many of my images are original, there are also some that have been created out of old posters or images which I have edited and repaired, and even coloured. Because of copyright issues in Europe, some images of old posters etc were unable to be uploaded, even though they are out of copyright in the USA and Australia. Unfortunately, the copyright laws differ in various countries which makes it challenging at times to know what images can and can’t be used, and just because a photograph or an image has been released into the public domain, doesn’t necessarily mean it can be used. Don’t ask me to explain it – it’s all rather a bit confusing!

Following are some of the images that I’ve created that have been uploaded into the stores – don’t forget, if there’s something you’d like me to create for you – please let me know. You can email me at the following email address (you’ll have to remove the spaces) magdalena_babblejack @ yahoo and then add a dot (.) and com.

Here’s a beautiful image that I found, edited and coloured and then combined with an old water-colour:

Lady on a horse SM

 I thought this old photograph was rather striking and so recreated it through lots of editing and I added in the coloured eyes:

Cleo no BG SM

I had an interesting time creating the following patchwork images. First I began with a couple of windows with rather interesting shapes, and then using images of fabrics, many more than 100 years old, I painstakingly cut them out and copied them across to their individual sections:

Patchwork

This lovely old image was originally an advertisement (out of copyright). It was quite dirty and needed some major cleaning up (digitally). I then removed the references to the original advertisement so that just the image was left..

Photoplay SM

I created the following image out of two uncopyrighted photographs – I thought it might be something like what could be seen if you were standing on the surface of an alien planet.
Planet View SM

One of the other issues I had was the use of photographs of famous people, specifically movie stars. Two of the images I created included Audrey Hepburn and Lucille Ball. Even though an uncopyrighted image could have been released by the person’s agency or movie studio, there was some concern about the exploitation of a movie stars image. I found the suggestion ironic considering how many times I’ve seen Audrey Hepburn’s image splashed across items and posters almost everywhere I go, with no suggestion of copyright anywhere.

Anyway, both Audrey and Lucille’s images were rejected by the online stores who supply the goods on which my images are placed. Weirdly enough though, Albert Hitchcock’s image was deemed acceptable by one!

Alfred Hitchcock SM

I’ve also been enjoying creating images from interesting textures and the outlines of animals etc:

Black Jaguar Colour paint SMHippo Mechanical SMLion Male with wire SM

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And finally – find an old image of a princess, tidy it up, edit and colour it and swap the crown for a floppy hat and here’s the final image. It kind of reminds me of the 60s and 70s.

Girl with Floppy Hat SM

This may well be my last entry in here for a few months as I get back into editing my last book. Meantime, I do encourage you to drop by the shops – there are other images on items there, that have not been shared here, plus you can also find some of the earliest images that I uploaded.

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New images to be uploaded to the shops

As promised, I have some new images which will be going into the shops over the next few months, and here are some more I’d like to share with you.

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The above was recreated from an original black and white photo from the 1920s. I believe she was a Ziegfield Folly Dancer.

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If you’re a movie buff who loves classic movies, then you may recognise the face above – Clara Bow. She was a huge star in her day. I thought she had such an interesting face – certainly not the classic beauties often seen at the time.

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Here’s another face from around that time. This actress never gained the fame of Clara Bow. Have you ever seen her before? The actor was Louis Brooks.

GretaSM

How could one forget Greta Garbo. She played some very interesting roles over the years, and was successful in her comedy characters through to the more serious parts.

CirclesMultiColouredSwirlSM

And now for something completely different… I was doing some experimenting and came up with the pattern above. I liked it so much that I’ve decided to include it in my shops. It’ll likely just go onto shirts.

I love my pug finalSM

A friend of mine asked me to create a cartoon-style pug with this message on it. She’s mad about her dogs, and wants to wear a t-shirt to tell everyone!

orange-maidenSM

Edited and recoloured, this is a classic image which I thought was so lovely, that I should use it.

That’s about all of my news for now. Once I get my head back into my writing again, the graphic designs will probably get put on hold. While I was busy writing, I didn’t realise how much I was missing using that particular part of my creative mind, until I found some of my old, unused images/designs, and began to work on them.

Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to drop back in and share some more images/ideas with you before too long.

 

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What’s been happening?

In my last entry, I mentioned that I’d been busy writing a book since I moved house last year. It’s now September (2014) and I have the first book with an editor, and I’ve also written the second in the series of three. It’s still only in its infancy at this point and I’ll spend probably a couple of months editing it. I’ve already determined to radically change the relationships between one of the main characters and the remainder, which means there’ll be a lot of re-writing.

But before I tackle that, I decided to have a little rest, and take the opportunity to get back into my graphic designs once more. Hopefully  I’ll be able to upload some of the new designs to the shops over the coming weeks. One of the things I’ve been focussing on is old posters, many of which were damaged and some needed major repairs/editing. Following are some of those (all over 50 years old) which should be going into the various shops when possible:

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I love this particular image. It was recreated from an old advertising poster for corsets, probably dating to the late 1800s or very early 1900s. After repairs, I removed all traces of the original advertisement so the focus is on the image alone.

This old comic cover also needed some repairs due to damage and deterioration over the years. As a child, I can recall seeing comics like these, but we were never allowed to read them. That was probably a good thing too, because with my overactive imagination, I’d probably have had nightmares for years.

RudolphValentino Son of the Sheik PosterSM

Another poster from a classic movie – probably from the 1920s. Rudolph Valentino was a huge star at the time, and had thousands of women swooning at his sensual roles.

WolfMotorcycles1932 Poster SM

Here’s a wonderful early poster advertising Wolf Motor-cycles. While I certainly don’t condone using scantily-clad women to promote products to men, it’s clear that the concept has been around for a long time.

I have lots more that I’ve been working on and will share some more with you soon.

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Being Creatively Different

While I love creating graphic designs, I also love writing and since I moved town late last year, I’ve been focussing on writing a book. It’s not the first one I’ve written, but will hopefully be the first one that I publish.

This is the first in a series of three fiction books, with the first book set in 1904 in Sussex, United Kingdom. I’m endeavouring to keep the information as historically accurate as possible. That in itself is extremely challenging because oftentimes the specific information I am chasing is simply not available, even when I go directly to the source. This is sometimes because their historical records simply don’t go back that far.

With the writing , and the follow-up months of editing completed, it’s now been passed onto an Editor for the final version before I put it online as an e-book.

Writing is such a personal thing, and anyone else who writes knows how vulnerable to criticism we can be. I’m fine with feedback about how a story can be improved, or editing in general, but it’s scary to put it out there for people to read who may or may not like it.

Sea that tastes like Green book Cover2 FrontSM

There are several interesting twists and turns coming up in books two and three and I’m keen to get into writing again. Unfortunately, I’m stuck in the tedious, research stage of book two at the moment and finding it difficult once again, to obtain specific information that I need to get a good start on it.

Meantime though, that means the graphic designs are on hold … but I will get back to them some time soon hopefully.

 

 

 

NB: the title “Sea that Tastes Like Green” is copyrighted.

QUIRKY AND UNUSUAL IMAGES

I LOVE to create quirky and unusual images, not just because they’re fun, but because I think it would be great to wear or have something unique and attention grabbing that makes you stand out from the crowd. Following are some of the images that I have created that I thought you might enjoy. These are available on a multitude of items in the various shops.

First is the cute frog in a tux. As you can see here, it’s available in a mousepad.

Mousepad, Gel Frog in Tux

Frog in a tux (gel mousepad)

I found an image of the fellow in the top-hat in a balloon – a genuine photo from the early 20th century that I repaired, edited and coloured. I wondered how I could make it quirkier still, and eventually came up with the following:

Balloonist, moon and fish etc SM

Balloon antics – if animals could fly

For some reason, I wanted to make a crazy piglet, and here he is:

Psychedelic Netbook

Psychedelic piglet

I began my quest into really quirky territory when I came across this little chipmunk photo and wondered how I could feature chipmunks and squirrels in quirky images.

Galaxy voyage SM

The next step was to put a squirrel into space.

SpaceSM

Since I was already into a squirrel theme, I thought it might be funny to make a squirrel the monster or creature in an old-fashioned horror movie. 

Canvas Squirrel Mummy

Curse of the Squirrel Mummy

This naturally led into ideas of classic horror movies combined with the squirrel theme:

Quirky Netbook cover

Frankensquirrel

Finally, a parody of the movie classed as one of the worst horror movies of all times, I went a little overboard with “Invasion of the Killer Tomato Squirrels”:

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Invasion of the Killer Tomato Squirrels

I still have other squirrel ideas swirling around in my head, but I decided to take a break from squirrel horror movie themes for a while. I love it though, when I come across quirky old, black and white photos. Sometimes ideas dance around in my mind for months before I come up with a concept that I think will do it justice. Here for example is one such image that I am yet to colour and place into an appropriate scene:

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They sure make cars small these days, don’t they?

That’s about all for the moment – my mind is unfortunately, very focussed on packing and moving house and all the myriad tasks I need to complete. So, my creative juices will have to be put on hold for a bit.

I look forward to catching up with you soon.

Mountain Angel

Sometimes the ideas and inspiration for new images can be difficult to find. Some weeks I get heaps of ideas, although they are not necessarily all translatable into the digital world, while at other times it’s like trying to get blood out of a stone. One of my greatest resources for inspiration lies in old paintings, and this week’s image is just that: 2 old paintings combined into one.

I obtained an uncopyrighted photo of an old painting of an angel. The painting itself must be very dirty because there were a significant number of scuffs and dirt-marks on it. In addition, the top third of the angel’s wings weren’t there. So I put in quite a few hours cleaning up the dirtiness of the image and adding in the tops of the angel’s wings. I also changed the eyes and the lips as I thought the young girl in the original image looked rather unhappy, even a little grumpy!

Then the second biggest challenge was trying to find a suitable image for a background. Searching through page after page of paintings of scenery, I eventually found a mountain top image I thought would suit. It too was dirty and even damaged and I tried very hard to repair it digitally which took a considerable amount of time.

The final result was the following image which I have now uploaded to all the stores:

Angel & Snow SM

There are a variety of items in the different stores and here are a few samples:

There’s a Mountain Angel notebook:
Zazzle Mount angel notebookThis lovely cushion:
CafePress Mountain Angel CushionAnd here’s the image in a wallclock from CafePress:
CafePress Mountain Angel Clock
http://www.cafepress.com/missterrywoman2.931593373

And not only are there clothes for grown-ups, there are baby items too:
Spreadshirt Mountain Angel Baby Shirt

And shopping bags:
ACG Mountain Angel Bag

I’ll be looking for some more inspiration for my next image, and sharing them with you later. Catch you then!

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