Thursday, March 18, 2010

Storm Cellar Creative

Kevin and I had the pleasure to create these designs for our friend out in the big whirlwind of chaos that is Los Angeles.
He has a production company that, as their name implies, would prefer to stay underground and safe from the destruction happening above.

We, being very familiar with the wide open spaces of Kansas were perfect candidates to put together the look for Storm Cellar. We created a grungy and worn look with earthen tones and allusions to wide open spaces. The heavy cellar door closes and locks one away hidden inside.

We wish you the best, Rob.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Amanda's Last Week in Haiti

For over a month, my great friend Amanda Kane has been in Port a Prince, Haiti working as a nurse in a children's clinic/tent.

I am just so proud of her, I wanted to boast about the work the Lord is doing through her. Please visit her blog at:

Here, she has wonderful stories of the children in her care along with stories of their families. My favorite is "Happy Kids and Happy Me!" "Spicy Peanut Butter" gives a good description of what her days look like. "Children's Precious Prayers" tells of how the recovering kids are praying for each other and their individual updates.

Amanda's stories help let us far from all the chaos know how people are living and their needs. For instance, most families are living in sheet tents and rainy season has already hit the area hard--"Rain Rain Go Away"

Amanda recalls stories of parents desperately bringing their children to the clinic because they are unable to provide for the little ones. Happily after just a short time, these same parents learn about our Heavenly Father's provision, and the once desperate mothers are asking for their children to come home once they've recovered. The volunteers were able to send this family home with tarps, ropes, and duct tape; supplies that will help make a more comfortable temporary home.

Not only are the children receiving physical therapy and treatment for their broken bones and amputations and all sorts of other conditions, they are learning about Jesus and how he wants to make them into new creations and to give them his heart.

I hope that these stories give you hope and pride for Haiti like they have for me.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Best Kid's Design of 2009!

Just got the word that "Dandy Lions" was voted Best Kid's Design of 2009 from the community!

This, I must say, is a very prestigious honor! So many designs are submitted and voted on every year at Threadless and just getting printed was HUGE, but then to be a Bestee, aww shucks, THAT'S AWESOME!!!

Kevin did the math and calculated that about 520 new shirts get printed every year. The community voted and chose "Dandy Lions" as their favorite kid's tee out of so many great designs.

So thank you to those that have voted for my designs and those of you who have requested a reprint. Thank you to those who have bought a shirt for yourself! You all have been so good to me.

"Dandy Lions" has been reprinted and is for sale again in all sizes at:

Also, check out the little babies and adults that sport my duds at:

There are also two display art pieces that feature the lions. These are available at:

Panel 319

Panel 418--sold out

Man! The Lord has truly blessed this design. I originally designed and printed "Dandy Lions" on tote bags to raise money for our mission trip to Africa. It's done that, no doubt! Thank you Jesus!

"Courage has many faces but comes from one stem."