Friday, March 27, 2015

Fashion Ready Spring Summer 2015 CANADA

Oh Canada!

Get the merch HERE

Showing my CANADA love

...and I designed this one
to honor this season's favorite

Get yours here:  Patti Friday SHOP


Patti Friday, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Self Publishing Finally Gets the Respect It Deserves

History is beginning to scream from the rooftops a big, fat secret;  one that some arrogant conventional book publishing industry players have been dismissing for decades.  Placing the fear of a lifetime of failure and rejection into would-be, might-be or could-be great Authors.  These negative ideas have injected doubt into many aspiring novelists and those who dream of independently publishing their work of words, images and illustrations.

Self-publishing 'is' honorable and good and available to the masses.  Respect for you is abundant and waiting.  Hollywood is waiting.  Readers are waiting. We cannot allow the big 'poo-poo' naysayers to convince us that we are going down the wrong path to career hell.  

"Anyone can publish, that's the beauty of it," said Gail Jordan, Director of Public Relations at Lulu. "Nobody's going to say, 'We don't like your cover. Chapter 10 should be Chapter 6.' "

“Don’t self-publish. You’ll kill your writing career before it begins.”  (Ha!)

Watch this short video of Lisa Genova (Still Alice) and for god's sake. Do not quit or give up or give in to bullshit advice. You don't have to wait for anyone's stamp of approval.  You can take control of your own publishing journey.  

Genova states, "Ten months before it found a home with Pocket Books, iUniverse made Still Alice a "real" book in the real world. I think the attention and readership the book was able to attain as a self published title only added to its value when Pocket Books and other houses were considering its acquisition. Still Alice would not be on the New York Times Bestseller List today if I had not first self published it with iUniverse. It might just be sitting in a drawer instead."

Self-publish! (I did and will do it again soon.)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hottest Patti Friday Graphic Tees SS15

Happy Spring.
We made it.
We survived another winter!

Here is a selection of my graphic tee designs
Keeping you cool and on trend

They come in many, many sizes, styles and colourways.

Just shop HERE.

Pssst!  FREE shipping worldwide today March 20, 2015


Patti Friday, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Denim Sky and The Celestial Events March 2015

Today is an interesting day
An eclipse
Spring Equinox
Super Moon
Find it here.

A Supermoon, or perigee moon, happens 
when the full or new moon does its closest fly-by of the Earth, 
making it look bigger than it normally does. 
And the spring equinox refers to the time of the year 
when the day and night are of equal duration, 
mid-way between the longest and shortest days.

The solar eclipse refers to a phenomenon 
where the sun and moon line up, 
so that the latter obscures the former. 
And while it won’t be affected by the two other events, 
it is rare that the three events happen even individually.


Patti Friday, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Trend Report 2015

(Just click on the art to learn more)

Keywords: Healing, soothing, comforting, caring, therapeutic, scented and stimulating.

Keywords: crafted textiles,makrame, feathers, playful, colourful, assembling, re-use, hacking and gathering.

Keywords: durable, resistant, dark colours, silver, gold, green marble, grey, experimental and progressive.

Keywords: denim, plaid, canvas, indigo, checks, stripes, weaving effects, timeless value, cultural heritage, longevity, durability, ethical value.

Keywords:  nature, light, bright, white, greys, pastels, soft graphic blacks, natural materials, wood, paper, leather.

Keywords: plants, vegetation, gardening indoors and outdoors, seasonal, our roots, dirty hands, earthy, grow, recycle, harvest, slow cooking, baking, bicycles.

Keywords:  historical tv programs films, museum, glass dome, brass, copper, marble, craftsmanship. 

Keywords:  mix, collected, inherited, found, travel, memories, meaning, personality.

Patti Friday, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'
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