so… here’s my big scary thing. i’ve been working on it since early december. i came really close to scrapping the whole thing a million times, but here i am. broadcasting my existential crisis to the world. help me make art.
hey y’all – so i don’t really have enough stuff together to do a sale at my house as i would have hoped this holiday season (unless i get crazy productive in the next few weeks), but i do have a few things up on my etsy shop and some teespring designs up right now. here are those links:
i’m working on a few different canvases right now and some furniture and signs but not sure how much i will get done, so stay tuned!
ok, so i really thought i was done with these, since the 40th was the final festival and this shirt seems to not really have much relevance outside of festival… i though to myself, who would want these after fest? so i didn’t print up a bunch to take to fest to sell cuz i thought, a) so many women had ordered them that the market was saturated, and, b) i didn’t want to end up with extra cuz i’d never be able to sell them and it would be a loss. so i did a big print run in the spring and kept selling off the extras til right before fest. i had FOUR left that i took with me to fest and they sold to the workers at the craft sale in like 3 minutes!
yes, i should have printed more. clearly.
and last wednesday, when i emerged from the woods and my cell phone finally downloaded all my emails from the past 3 weeks, i had 5 requests already for shirts. plus 3 workers who begged me on my drive out the gate to reprint them after i got home. so i knew i needed to do one last run.
so here we go. this is what i posted this morning on facebook on various michfest pages. i already have 15 shirt orders! i love you crazy womyn!! your thirst for humorous unofficial fest memorabilia is unending!
“hey y’all, i know lots of womyn who did fundraising shirts or other items are doing post-fest runs and folks are probably short on money coming off of fest… so i’m gonna do pre-orders and leave it open for a couple of weeks. also to just give myself time to get back into life and find the time to print.
but if you want one of the LAST run of WE’RE IN THE FUCKING WOODS tanks, i’m taking pre-orders via paypal – firstname.lastname@example.org. $15 for the shirt plus $6 for priority shipping = $21. (i use priority cuz it saves me having to pay for packaging supplies.) or if you need me to invoice you, fb message me or email me at the above address. (don’t just respond here cuz i’m trying not to be on facebook as much and i might miss it.) PLEASE INDICATE WHAT SIZE(S) YOU NEED.
alternately, if you would rather use your debit card via squarecash, it’s: https://cash.me/$mags. but please send me a message with your address and size.
(i will run the teespring campaign that offers shirts other than ribbed tanks after i do the handprinted run. too hard to keep track of multiple things at once.)
honestly, the screen for this shirt is deteriorating and i’ve been fixing/patching it up but it’s really just about beyond repair and i’m not gonna make a new one, so this really is the last printing with it. i didn’t think anyone would want the shirt after festival but i’ve gotten so many requests – i am humbled and so very grateful.
thank you all SO much for all your love and support with this and all my creations over the years. it has truly been my honor to celebrate our culture with you via my work. xoxo”
ok y’all, as you may notice, i have deleted the previous post with all the ordering information about the “we’re in the fucking woods” shirts because i am no longer taking orders. i have printed all the shirts i have and all but a few are spoken for. i will post again when it is all sorted out with what is left but there’s not many. if you send me an order now i will just be returning it as i don’t have time or energy to keep printing these things throughout the summer.
however, i will be posting a teespring campaign in just a few days so you can order that way. they will look mostly the same, though i wasn’t able to exactly match the font and i think the design will print a little larger on the shirts. but you’ll have many more shirt styles to choose from. so hang tight.
and thank you to everyone who put in an order. i’m headed to the post office right now with 25+ packages to get shipped out to all of you who pre-ordered. you should get them by the end of the week.
see you in the (beautiful) fucking woods!
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!