Okay, okay, okay so I’m a terrible blogger. I don’t regularly post things as they occur and my posts are sometimes few and far between but bear with me as I play catch-up! Christmas-y things 0f 2013: a visit to the National Shrine of La Salette in Attleboro, MA; RISD Catering crew goes ham at holiday party’s photo booth, Shakes and I make a gingerbread village complete with wild animals, Mama and I wearing BetsyandChlö Xmas tees at the AS220 Black Xmas Flea Market, “Grammatical Error” bookmarks that I didn’t give away while we we there. Oh, oh yeah…see ya next year!

RISD Catering 2013
RISD Catering 2013
Photo on 2013-12-21 at 21.02
“Hi!” (BetsyandChlö Xmas Tees)
‘Grammatical Error’ bookmarks

BetsyandChlö custom tees are one-of-a-kind, wearable, bits of art!

Exciting news – I’ve just launched a custom t-shirt line on Etsy! Go check it out and tell your friends! Below is the byline:

The Beginning:

2012: Nudged by boyfriend to look at Facebook friend who fabric paints hats
Halloween 2013: Day of the Dead themed costume, including hand-painted turtleneck inspires further fabric painting…
December 2013: Holiday tees for friends and family! Decides Etsy could be beneficial.
December 16, 2013: Opens up Etsy shop!
Sarah Samways is a mixed media artist/writer/investigator/experimentalist. Born and bred in Rhode Island, she is an SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) alumni. Currently, she lives with Pink Nose and Babushka. She can be contacted at ssamways [!at] saic.edu.
BetsyandChlö is her custom designed tee line. Inspired by ugly christmas sweaters, refrigerator kid art, and all things sickeningly sweet, Sarah implements puffy fabric paint and cotton/blend t-shirts to create one-of-a-kind wearable bits of art.

Featured: Pin Productions’ Music and Art Festival vendor table, InfoWars, “This looks like Prada in Marfa, Texas…”, a birthday, kittens, St. Joseph’s Church of the Good Shepherd Holiday Bazaar vendor table, Chris Cornell at The Vets, cool Thanksgiving pictures taken by little kids (edited by SS).

…And a hammer under your pillow. This Halloween season equaled carving fruits and vegetables, cookies for friends, and a homemade Day of the Dead costume, (which unfortunately due to time constraints was sans skull face paint). :'(

Yeah, I had fun…and I went a little too far whilst practicing technique on this little pumpkin. I wanted to see how I could cut into it, what the paint would look like dried on the skin, etc. Suffice it to say, the final product is something I can only deem a ‘Christmas Pumpkin’ (not pictured). I plan to get another pumpkin and get real serious now that I know what I’m doing with it.