Painting T-Shirts with Aunt Natalie
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Getting Ready to Custom-Paint Some Shirts -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/400 sec, f/4.5, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Getting Ready to Custom-Paint Some Shirts

In the “Loose Tooth” post a couple of weeks ago, Anthony was wearing a T-Shirt he'd made with his Aunt Natalie. Natalie is an elementary-school art teacher, so is always full of fun ideas for kids. For the conflagration of cousins earlier this month, where all my folks' six grandkids got together for the first time, she made up personalized aprons for the kids, got blank T-shirts and fabric paint and stuff, and had an event the kids loved.

Initial Instruction painting a Teddy-bear-shaped sponge -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/400 sec, f/4.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Initial Instruction
painting a Teddy-bear-shaped sponge
Painting Solo -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 52 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Painting Solo
Round One Anthony and Josh went first; siblings Grace and Luke later -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 58 mm — 1/400 sec, f/4.5, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Round One
Anthony and Josh went first; siblings Grace and Luke later
Successful Stamp and a bit of dribble -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48 mm — 1/500 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Successful Stamp
and a bit of dribble
Aunt-Assisted Stamp -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/400 sec, f/4.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Aunt-Assisted Stamp
Happy With the Result -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Happy With the Result
Shirt Factory -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Shirt Factory
S -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
S
Artistic License -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 66 mm — 1/400 sec, f/4.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Artistic License
Details -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 44 mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Details
Grace Gives “R” Her Careful Attention -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Grace Gives “R” Her Careful Attention
Happy With the Result -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Happy With the Result
Luke Gets a Helping Hand(s) -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 60 mm — 1/400 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Luke Gets a Helping Hand(s)
Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/400 sec, f/5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos

The letter stamps were actually pretty difficult to use, because (for reasons I can't quite imagine) the letter's mirror-image was shown on the back of the stamp, so with some letters you had to really think to overpower your brain's innate desire to see the letter properly. For Anthony it was an issue for only “N” (the others are all reflexive across the vertical axis), but when he got to it, I really had to check and double-check and visualize how the ink was going to be laid down.

We let the paint dry for a day or two, and then they could wear them, and they all loved them. Thanks Aunt Natalie!


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