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These new shirts are hand-printed by J-Bird, using the lino block printing process. Traditionally, BirdSwell has screen printed J-Bird’s artwork onto apparel. Recently, she have fallen in love with the lino block printing process and the aesthetic it creates.

“I love carving into the lino block and seeing the image appear. In a weird way, carving into the block is very therapeutic. I also love the texture, aesthetic and imperfections lino block printing creates.”

Click on the following designs to see the other color options. All of these shirts are made on demand, 100% made in the USA, and each one is unique.

Rain Drop
Rain Drop

Koi Swell
Koi Swell

Bamboozle
Bamboozle

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I am taking a little break from playing but you should still go and cheer my teams on! I designed the poster for this month so I had to post this ridiculousness. Yep, Fevah and I are on a golf cart and there was a Fez hat involved that I had to Photoshop out unfort. I thought about putting some nachos (feminachos of course) in the background, but that would have just made it completely out of control… but it is my screen saver right now.

Get your tickets now
** www.bostonderbydames.com **

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BDD Bout #2 – Saturday, March 19

Shriner’s Auditorium–Wilmington, MA
Get your tickets sooner than later – last bout sold out…
www.bostonderbydames.com

Doors open at 4pm
Bout #1, 5 pm: Wicked Pissahs v. Nutcrackers
Bout #2, 7 pm: Boston Massacre v. Steel Hurtin’ (Pittsburgh, PA)
After party in the Fez Room with DJ John Barera

Bout #1: Wicked Pissahs v. Nutcrackers
The 2010 Golden Fez Champions will take on the Nutcrackers in their first meeting of the home team season.

Bout #2: Boston Massacre v. Steel Hurtin’
The Massacre will be meeting Steel City’s all-star teams for the first time in WFTDA history in March. Steel is coming off a strong showing at the Eastern Regional tournament, where they defeated Carolina to finish 5th behind Boston. Keep your eyes on Hurricane Heather and Snot Rocket Science, two jammers who shocked fans with their top-scoring jams. Hurricane Heather broke the WFTDA record for most points scored in a single jam when she put up 36 points against Dutchland (the record was later broken at the Western Regional Tournament).

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2011 Season Opener
Shriner’s Auditorium – Wilmington, MA
5PM Boston Massacre vs. Montreal’s New Skids on the Block
7PM Cosmonaughties vs. Nutcrackers

It’s the official start of the season and with Montreal’s huge upset over Rat City last weekend, and our amazing new freshmeat taking the flat track for the first time, it’s sure to be good times. Get your tickets now because it will sell out! For more info check out BostonDerbyDames.com.

Let’s do this – xoxo krushpuppy

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Get 10 % off and give a unique gift to your special someone.

Use coupon code: heartbubbles11
(offer ends February 18th, 2011)

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DECEMBER SWELLS

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Nick Ward & TurningArt are teaming up to give one lucky winner an original work of art.

How it works:
Step 1: Create a FREE account on TurningArt.
Step 2: Choose your favorite Nick Ward piece and add it to your queue.
Step 3: That’s it, you’re entered to win!

TurningArt will randomly select one person to receive their choice of Nick Ward’s original artwork shipped direct to their home. They’ll announce the lucky winner on the morning of December 31st.

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With the Boston Massacre tryouts last week, it’s officially derby season again. We’ve got a bunch of super talented *fresh meat* still battling it out for positions on the home teams. Here’s the new season schedule flyer I worked on – mark them there dates down… or better yet, just get your season ticket now… www.bostonderbydames.com. See you there! xokpup

180 degrees South

Surf Movie Night is back… for those of you that have been with us since the old days, you know we used to show surf movies in our old art studio in Rockport. These nights were amazing community gatherings where we all got to enjoy a couple beers in each others company and take in great films on the 10ft movie screen. Once we moved our studio/gallery (the Hive) to Main St. in Gloucester we lost the space for hosting these nights.

Now that we have the gym space and the movie screen, we can fire up the projector. So next Friday December 10th we will be having the first CFCA/HIVE  surf movie night. Here’s the deal… we open the doors at 8pm. It’s kind of potluck style (snacks) and bring what you want to drink. We have the fridge so no need to bring ice. Usually we have social hour and then end up playing the movie around 9:30pm. I think will end up showing 180 Degrees South. Come join us and bring friends… it’s a great time and a great way to get to know each other in another setting.

Friday December 10th @ 8pm.  @ CrossFit Cape Ann 7 Parker St.  Gloucester Ma

Part dreamworld, part memories, part wishes, part love letters. These pieces are inspired by real events: sunshine, ocean waves, a sunny perch, a long road traveled, backyard discoveries, stoked folk and the flatspells in between.

All works are a combination of acrylic pigment transfer, acrylic paint and watercolor mixed with original digital and analog images.


8×8, sparklebutta


8×8, Meet me in Montauk


8×8, Watching over me


8×8, FUN O RAMA


8×8, Slider

via Special J: Artwork | Fall 2010.

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BirdSwell CYBER MONDAY Special!

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Use coupon code: CYBERMONDAY to get 30% off everything on www.BirdSwell.com. Get a fun gift for the holidays or a BirdSwell for yourself!

(offer ends November 30th, 2010)

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How about giving wicked rad gifts this year and feel warm and fuzzy while you do it? Come on down to the HIVE.  There you can buy some local art or get a gift certificate for your favorite person! You’re $$ will help support local artists and help keep the Cape Ann Art Haven in tip top. It’ll be real cool of you- thanks!

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Come support Cape Ann Art Haven by enjoying some tasty Mexican food at Jalapenos tonight (Monday, November 15th).  Ten percent of all profits made between 4:30 and close will be donated to Art Haven! Jalapenos makes delicious food (Tlalpeno soup yum). Enter our raffle for a FREE session of classes at Art Haven – bring your family and friends. See yins there!

Jalapenos
86 Main Street, Gloucester Mass
(978) 283 8228

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Cape Ann Art Haven

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logoCome down to 7 Parker St and check out what jon’s been working on lately…
www.crossfitcapeann.com

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