Mugshots Copyrighted? I think NOT!

2nd UPDATE: (6/26) TeePublic sent me an email this morning and they did end up removing the Ozzy and Morrison merch. There’s a handshake deal with the company that manages those estates that they won’t publish anything without licensing. I’m irritated, but moving on. More mugshot merch coming soon. Some pretty creepy stuff.


TeePublic restored the designs!

So… A heads up everyone. I am venting here. I’m so angry right now.

I put together several mugshots of several different celebrities, living and dead, and created a standard design that would apply to all of them for tees and merch.

Two of them have been removed from my TeePublic shop because Bravado International Group Merchandising Services Inc. complained that it was a copyright violation.


I guess no one told them, they don’t hold copyrights to mugshots. These are public domain articles.

So for further public consumption, I am posting these two mugshots here. Please comment below.



Are you following along?

For those who haven’t been keep up, the good news is, you can always catch up by checking out my FB, RB or TP accounts.

For those who have, (ahem) kept up, I have four days left on the Great Minds Campaign. Sunday I will start working on Aliens/monsters. These will be classic and new creations.


nosferatuWhat is the worst monster you can think of? Do they have tentacles? How about a creeping eye? Well, we’ll see what we can come up with. If you can give me a few ideas  on FB or in the comments below, I’ll try to put together a monster that will give even some of us freaks the heebie jeebies (is that a term?)

Today, I’m going to finish up with Tesla’s images and you will see the results of those this eve when I post them on both TP and RB. Tomorrow I start on another GM. Can you guess who?


I’ll give a hint. She was a mid-nineteenth century physicist… Yes, SHE…

Have fun all. And hey, try to keep up.


The Mad Hatter revised

So I’ve taken the hi-res art from Alice in Wonderland (1865) and re-colored, cropped out certain elements and just did some clean up. It turned out much better than I thought.

I’m working on four different pieces right now. The first of which is the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

I uploaded it to Red Bubble to see how it looked on different items and voila! Turned out much better than I expected.

So here is a tote for your viewing pleasure. Take a look at my portfolio too… there are so many different items… and by purchasing you would be supporting an independent artist.


Intermittent blogging

It’s been a long time since I last wrote for the blog, but I have hope that will change soon. Beginning in July I will attempt to post at least once a week, even if it’s just an update on life.

I miss the excitement of this, but haven’t had the energy and time (together) to get it done. I’ve finally acclimated to the work schedule, so I’ll try directing the creative energy back into this.

A few things to report for a new year

First, I’d like to say happy new year to everyone. I hope everyone had a great holiday season.

I’ve been off work since December 20th, but go back sometime around the 13th of January. Though I have not written much, I have been reading quite a bit. Lately, I’ve been a bit preoccupied with Permaculture and gardening books…

So, one thing I’ve changed for the new year: I’m no longer a smoker. I hope this change lasts, but according to everything I’ve read, smokers tend to fall back into their old ways after about eight weeks. Right now I feel as if I’ll never touch another one of the nasty things again, but I also have an occasional craving for the habit of the cigarette.

Change #2 – I’m seriously thinking about working on a new blog. I’m just considering this because the content would have nothing to do with indie authorship. I can no longer access the blog, so I would have to start from scratch and most of the content would be about some aspect of gardening, food health/security, etc.

Change #3 – I’m currently looking for a small piece of property to live and garden on. I don’t need anything large, but hoping to find something affordable in Siloam Springs. I know it would be a big change from apartment dwelling, but I think I can handle it. We’ll see…

Anyway, I’m looking forward to 2014 and wishing everyone a great year.


I attempt to get online two days a week. The days I have off from work, but lately I have neglected blog posts, my apartment is a mess and the laundry has piled up.

By the time I get home, all I want to do is take off my shoes, sit down and either read for an hour or if I’m too tired to read, I’ll watch an old video on the computer until I’m ready to fall asleep.

The upside of this are the people I’ve met lately. I did not realize how lacking in social interaction I was until thrust into the midst of it. Two months ago, my daily routine included going for a walk/run, visiting the library, a bit of internet/social media and writing.

Now, in the new position (at the university) I have to interact daily with co-workers, supervisors and students. There are challenging moments, but to be honest, I’m grateful for this experience. The people working at the university are a diverse crowd from other states and countries and have great stories.

There is Betty, a woman nearly eighty years old, who works through the week, serving students at our main Exhibition food station. By watching her, you would never guess her age. She’s quick, hustling to get everything she needs to set up her station and after the dinner rush, doesn’t hesitate to break everything down and begins the hard labor of cleaning.

Mrs. Casey is also elderly and refuses to retire. The matron of the pots and pans area, she labors over the sink from the wee hours of the morning until 3 P.M. She’s done this for fifteen years and says that things have changed too much for her liking. There are too many students and we’re using too many pans.

Adam, who reminds me of my oldest grandson. He’s a socially awkward, workstudy student. Tall, thin, has been sheltered most of his life–homeschooled and isolated (I think), but attempting to obtain an engineering degree. He’s quiet, appears lost much of the time, not quite sure what he’s supposed to do next, but figuring it out, on his own.

Every time I see him, I’m glad he’s hanging in. He hasn’t quit yet and I hope he’ll tell me of a new adventure, or some girl he’s met.

A couple of people were displaced by Hurricane Katrina and somehow ended up here.

I think there are times, it is so good to be back in the world to listen to stories of others. Writers and artists get locked into their own stories and the imagined worlds they create and sometimes forget reality beckons. Tales of humanity are out there.


More recent news:

I’m also taking an online Permaculture class, have volunteered to maintain a local garden in exchange for fresh veggies and am still trying to keep up with running.

Taria of the Dead is on hold. I just don’t have the mental and creative energy to write a novel right now. Despite this, I feel good about recent changes. It’s not easy, but it’s fulfilling.