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we’re in the fucking woods – for the last time!

ok. so i’m getting lots of requests from my michfest tribe for the “we’re in the fucking woods” shirts again. so here we go, probably for the last time ever since michfest is ending after this summer’s 40th anniversary!

i’m gonna take pre-orders for the same tanks i’ve always made — the ribbed mens-cut fruit of the loom or hanes white undershirt a-tanks. they range in size from small to 3XL. they will be $15 per shirt plus $6 for priority shipping. (up to 3 shirts is just ONE shipping fee of $6. if you order 4+ shirts it might be a little extra for shipping.) these are hand printed by me in my kitchen (!) with water-based non-toxic ink.


i’d love it if folks would use this link to pay me, via square cash:$mags. the fees are much less than paypal. and yes, it is secure.  (you don’t have to join squarecash to use it, but if you are someone who has a small business or sells things and want to join to check it out, i can send you an invite if you message me your phone #. they have a great smartphone app. and if you join via my link we both make five bucks!)

if you use squarecash though, please put the size of the shirt and your address in the comments or send me an email with that info! cuz squarecash doesn’t give me any of your info!

however, i will still take paypal if folks are more comfortable with that. you can paypal to: or hit this button:


it will charge you a shipping charge for each shirt so if you are ordering multiple shirts, i can either refund you the extra charge or you can get in touch and i can invoice you.

be sure to write in the “message to seller” what size(s) you need. and feel free to follow up with an email or via facebook to make sure i have the sizing info. also, PLEASE, if your billing info name is different than your email or facebook name (or however you are communicating sizing info to me), please tell me so i can match everything up. it can be really confusing!)

i will take pre-orders for about a week or so and then print probably on a weekend. so it might be 3 weeks before these get to you, fyi.

thanks everyone for your support!

(and if you really hate the ribbed a-tanks, stay tuned for other shirt style options in a few weeks – i’m still trying to figure out how i will do it but i will definitely do it this year.)

May 4, 2015   No Comments

last night a brass band saved my life… again.

it’s back! just in time for jazz fest! i’ve set the campaign to only run 5 days so that it ends and the shirts are produced and shipped to get here in the next few weeks. so order up now! several styles and colors – and the hanes tagless shirts go up to size 5xl!

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March 31, 2015   Comments Off

last night a brass band saved my life… shirts available again!

November 19, 2014   Comments Off

army of lovers shirts available again…

ok, the shirts are available again for the next 10 days – just in time for christmas!! order here:

also, kids’ sizes are available finally!!

and lastly, let me remind you that i still have plenty of army of lovers stickers left – see last post for the details on ordering.

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November 17, 2014   Comments Off

army of lovers, part 2

first of all, i just want to offer my humblest of thanks to everyone who supported me with orders earlier this summer as i was fundraising to get myself on vacation and off to michfest. between the brass band saved my life and army of lovers tshirt campaigns on teespring and my online yard sale of old art/craft stock hanging around the house, i made enough $$ to cover my rent and bills for august so that i was able to absorb the loss of income while i was gone for 3 weeks to the woods. i had such a lovely time at what was probably my mellowest michfest ever – and i really needed that. so thank you, every one of you.

i have returned from fest refreshed and rejuvenated, though still broke. thankfully i have 2 work weeks left in the month to hustle up $$ for rent and bills for september, and the dog walking and pet sitting bookings are coming in, so i should be ok. but i am going to try to continue to do the side-hustle with the creative endeavors just in case, and also because it feels really good to be doing creative things again.

so the first thing i want to offer is that after i designed the “army of lovers” tshirt, i had the brilliant idea to get high-quality stickers made with the same slogan, with the intention of selling them at fest for $1 each. unfortunately, they didn’t get printed on time and though they did manage to find their way to me while i was in the woods, it was a little late in my time there and i just didn’t have much of an opportunity to sell them. i printed 250 of them and have probably only sold about 30 at the most so far – not even enough to break even on the cost of the printing.

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therefore, i am going to offer them here. the stickers are 4 inches by 2 inches, slightly wider than a standard business card, silkscreen printed with UV coating and therefore suitable for car bumpers, motorcycles, scooters, bikes, skateboards, helmets or any other outdoor use. (i personally put one on my nalgene water bottle i take with me everywhere.)

since i have to mail them to you, which will cost me the envelope and a stamp (and paypal fees for electronic payment), i’m going to do 1 sticker for $2, 3 stickers for $5, and 6 for $10. (if you want more than that, just email me.) when you hit the “buy now” paypal button below, just input the dollar amount that corresponds to how many stickers you want. it should be that simple. make sure your paypal address that comes to me with your payment is your correct shipping address.


and that’s it! (alternately, if you have a paypal account, you can just sign in and “send money” to me at mags at artbymags dot com in whatever denomination corresponds to however many stickers you want.)

stay tuned as i will be running the tshirt campaign again soon with perhaps a few changes in style/color offerings for those who missed it the first time around.

August 16, 2014   Comments Off

online yard sale…

just a quick note to point you over to my facebook page –> where i’m throwing pics up of some old art/craft stock i’m finding around the house. stuff’s going fast so check it out!!

July 14, 2014   Comments Off