Today is my first day after stepping down as postmaster.
It really has nothing to do with papercuts other than the fact that I designed almost all of these at the post office when there was nothing to do.
This was inspired by a song from my friend Eiren Caffall and also how I felt working for the USPS the last couple of years.
I’m looking forward to days ahead.
Sometimes joking around with your friends yields positive results.
I made a preliminary version of this last week, but I had some time on Friday to improve the design (and Sunday to re-cut it out).
I don’t know why, but it took me forever to make this. Having a horrible cold most of last week and getting everything in order for my last week as Postmaster this week didn’t help. I was listening to ‘I’m Nobody’s Baby Now’ by Reparata & the Delrons a few weeks ago and thought of this. It’s basically about living life alone.
This is a very small detail to a much larger piece. I had to determine how small I could make this squirrel kitchen so I could determine how large to make the rest of it. This ended up being 2″ x 2″ so the finished papercut will probably be 21″ x 11″.
This will be the new t-shirt for Paradigm Coffee & Music in Sheboygan, WI.
They should hopefully be available mid-August for Earth Fest Sheboygan.
Thank you so much Kate for asking me to design it.
(The grey background and white highlights are my doing and may have nothing to do with the finished shirts)
This is just me screwing around at work. I dug out my Looney Tunes DVD box sets the other day to show to a friend who hadn’t seen very many of them. We mainly watched Pepe Le Pew and Daffy Duck which often feature gas masks. This is pretty much a stolen idea from an episode with Bugs Bunny. Since vinyl is black and I’m painting them black I often have to first paint the record with a base color and then paint over it. I always use the same red or light blue because the dry fast and they look good in contrast with black. Due to all the humidity lately, the red didn’t completely dry when painted the bunny. I liked the record label red stain the paint left on the back side so I decided to post all three. I wasn’t sure what to name this so I went with the song title on the flip side since it appropriately fits my usual style.
(you can click the image for a larger view)