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). :'(

“Our menu features innovative entrées and special creative cuisines, an artisan pizza oven, a salad and deli bar, plus a mouth-watering array of desserts and pastries made on site. At RISD Dining we pride ourselves on providing quality, delicious and artfully prepared food. Our team of professionals strives to exceed your expectations and awaken your senses. It is what sets us apart!

RISD Dining also has an environmental conscience. We share a deep concern with the public for the stewardship of our natural resources – and do our part by promoting recycling, energy efficiency and purchasing local products as part of our C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action/Awareness, Recycling, Environment, Sustainability) Program.”

I had a great time volunteering at this year’s AS220 FOO FEST. FOO is a annual tradition featuring local bands, artists, and an all-around good time. Every year the festival creates long-lasting memories for me and I couldn’t have been more grateful to be a part of it this past Saturday. Check out the cool patch made by Xander Marro! as220_2013_volunteer

Here are some of the first set of carnation paperweights, The Green Edition (as seen on the bottom of each carnation): Currently there are 25, with more in production.

7/30 : UPDATE!!!!!! THESE CARNATION PAPERWEIGHTS WILL BE FOR SALE AT THE PIN PRODUCTIONS MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL AT THE ST. ANN ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER IN WOONSOCKET, RI ON AUGUST 24TH, 2013 (4-10PM)! PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT WILL GO TO THE RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER OF THE HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA.