Creative Explosion

Flower petals are flying everywhere! Stamens litter the floor. Stray leaves are caught in my hair and you can practically hear the sewing machine stripping its gears!

What on earth is going on?

Well, I am actually nowhere near any sewing machines and all the petals are flying in the form of pixels. I think I have gotten a bit punch drunk from staring at the screen and processing images for hours on end.

I took a notion to do something playful with my flower paintings, so I set about to create a collection of t-shirts with Printfection. This led to a creative explosion of t-shirt designs and colors, all right here in my slightly cranky computer.

Flower Tees by Lexi Sundell

Now I have a basic storefront opened at Printfection called Flowers by Sundell. It is a lot of fun to take an artwork and do something completely different with it from time to time. This was one of those moments. Actually, it grew into quite a few of those moments.

Fly Fishing Tees by Bern Sundell

The project rapidly doubled, tripled, and leaped out of control, as creativity run amok sometimes does. My husband wanted, no surprise, his fly fishing paintings on tees as well. So he now has a storefront open called Fly Fishing by Sundell.

This is the man who does not use computers, so you know who did all this…

The fish swam through the flowers, fly lines tangling in the stamens, as I slowly lost my mind somewhere in the forest of pixels.

You are welcome to enjoy the results while I go find some ice cream, chocolate, or other such sinful pleasure to recover my senses.

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14 thoughts on “Creative Explosion

  1. Randy

    Neat looking shirts! I’ve never heard of Printfection before. I use cafepress for my store. I know what it’s like to spend hours designing these things.

    Where did you get the images from? Did you make those yourself? Are they all paintings you did? They look very professional.

    I’m interested to know the quality of the shirt material from printfection. Cafepress material for their shirts is very generic feeling, if you know what I mean; but they have increased their quality of products/materials at least twice since I joined them last year.

    Good luck on sales!


  2. Lexi Sundell

    Thank you for the compliment on the shirts. Yes, they are all from my paintings, except the fishing ones which are my husband’s paintings.

    Printfection is much newer than Cafepress, but has more colors of shirts than Cafepress. The shirts are also supposed to be higher quality according to the research online I did. The first samples are arriving here shortly so I can see for myself.

    Neither Cafepress or Printfection hijacks your copyright like Zazzle does. I think Printfection also has better pricing, but not as many accessories such as mugs.

    Printfection does not charge for a premium store like Cafepress. Some people use both Cafepress and Printfection.

    Good luck with your ventures.


  3. Millionaire Mommy Next Door

    Wow, what a HUGE selection! My favorites include the dandelion and morning glory. You’re a talented artist.

    I’m an enthusiastic shutterbug and have occasionally pondered the idea of selling items with my photos printed on them. How long have you been selling through this vendor?

  4. Lexi Sundell

    Thanks, it was quite an enjoyable project.

    Millionaire Mommy,
    Interesting you mentioned Dandlion Fireworks and Glory. Both of those original paintings went to Hawaii, someone else liked those two best also!

    I have just started using Printfection and so far so good!

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