Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Celtic Kickoff

I'm kicking off my blog with talking about products I have designed for St Patrick's Day. Quick fitting for one whose ancestors crossed the sea from Ireland and settled on the east coast of the USA!

St Patrick's Day t-shirts are popular items and my parents and grandparents had sayings which inspired these shirt designs.  They are bold, colorful and avoid negative stereotypes of the Irish which drive me crazy!

My favorite design is Blarney Is My Middle Name. And I created many different items, like magnets, shirts, journals and mugs with the design. There is something bold and wonderful in a person who can claim "Blarney" as a middle name. As an aside, my folks did come from a place near Blarney in Ireland and my parents visited Ireland and actually kissed the Blarney Stone. So I guess I'm full of blarney!