1/11 - MUMBLE TEASE DESIGNS: FALL 2012
New designs for the Christmas show season! All the shirts are silk-screened by hand by me using hand cut stencils and water-based, non-toxic inks. For more information or to buy one of these unique shirts, click on the Mumble Tease link to the left!

ABOVE: The words featured in this design are a kind of a very short poem that I came up with. I can't quite remember what I was thinking of at the time, but I came upon it recently when flipping through my sketchbook, and thought it would be neat on a shirt! This version features a silly striped lion and a spotted giraffe.


The words featured in this design are a kind of a very short poem that I came up with. I can't quite remember what I was thinking of at the time, but I came upon it recently when flipping through my sketchbook, and thought it would be neat on a shirt! This version features a dapper young fox and a lovely little bunny!


It is always neat to see what the imagination comes up with. The sketch for this design took form very randomly, and I remember being quite delighted with this one-eyed, two-mouthed creation. It might be neat if we all had two mouths. You could talk to yourself and have someone around to finish your sentences for you!


This is one confused little fish. He seems to be half-eaten, and yet he is still hungry and is about to eat that poor unfortunate creature. But maybe when he does eat him, the little guy will just go through and out the skeleton side unscathed. That wouldn't be so bad...




2/11 - MUMBLE TEASE DESIGNS: SPRING 2012
My new designs for the spring!! All the shirts are silk-screened by hand by me using hand cut stencils and water-based, non-toxic inks. For more information or to buy one of these unique shirts, click on the Mumble Tease link to the left!

ABOVE: Sometimes my Mom shakes her head at some of my designs and wonders where my ideas come from. This is definitely one of them. It's picnic time! This is what I thought of one day while singing the classic song to myself.... The one little guy has been opened up like a baked potato and is about to be eaten! Oh dear!!


I'm not gonna lie, this shirt largely came into being because I had some silver ink lying around that I hadn't tried yet and needed a suitable design to use it for! It all started with a silly looking shark, and then somehow bowties and tea cups got involved. Oh! And look who else is there! It's the sad seven-armed octopus!


I don't really want to go into the details of this one too much for fear of embarassing myself... I guess I could just say that it's something I thought of on a lazy, cuddly, Saturday afternoon.


The drawing for this shirt came from a sketch I did for my entry to last year's Sketchbook Project. It's "like a road trip, but with sketchbooks." Anyways, the theme I chose for my book was "A path through the trees," and this was one of the drawings that I came up with. I was thinking how much the sun makes me warm and happy and how it's kind of like that for trees too.




3/11 - MUMBLE TEASE DESIGNS: FALL 2011
These are the first FOUR COLOUR Mumble Tease designs! It was definitely a learning process, but I'm really happy with how they all turned out! Oh the possibilities! All the shirts are silk-screened by hand by me using hand cut stencils and water-based, non-toxic inks. For more information or to buy one of these unique shirts, click on the Mumble Tease link to the left!

ABOVE: I feel like this sometimes when I'm having a really great creative day! The thoughts are flying and everything you come up with is brilliant! Of course, there are always days that are very much not like that. Maybe I will wear this shirt on those days and it will inspire me into brilliance!


This is my very first Mumble Tease creation using my new four-color printing press! Yippee! This poor guy has got two magnets that seem to like hanging out by his head. And they are SCRAMBLING HIS BRAIN!!


This shirt was inspired by something my cousin's three-year son said that I thought was absolutely hilarious. Out of the blue, he stated, "I like to drink rain." Then he paused, as if thinking, and continued emphatically, "from the sky!" So cute!




4/11 - BEEKEEPER: SHIRTS BY MUMBLE TEASE
This is a shirt that I designed and printed for Vancouver band "Beekeeper." I really like the weird image that their music inspired me to create! Lots of fun!



5/11 - SCENE & HEARD: FOUR COLOUR SILK-SCREENS
So exciting! This was my first run of four-colour shirts, printed on my new press! The shirts are for a club at the University of Calgary, called "Scene & Heard," that gives students discounted tickets to arts events around Calgary. I made the design, which is also being used as a logo for all their communications. A great way to test out the new equipment!



6/11 - MUMBLE TEASE DESIGNS: SPRING 2011
My five new shirt designs for my company Mumble Tease, in thier different color variations. All the shirts are silk-screened by hand by me using hand cut stencils and water-based, non-toxic inks. For more information or to buy one of these unique shirts, click on the Mumble Tease link to the left!

ABOVE: I think this is my new favourite! I've always like pirates, I think because my initials are "HAR" and also I think a bit because my Dad would have made an awesome pirate. Seriously, this one makes me giggle every time I think about it. MOSTLY USED AMONG PIRATES!!!! HILARIOUS!!!


This shirts features an awesome two-headed, no-ended creature. On the front of the shirt, there's a weird bear-like fellow, and on the back there's a goat! They share the same lightning-bolt patterned mid-section that's situated on the side of the shirt. Neat!


Here's another YAR/pirate-themed shirt! It's some sort of skull with a crazy geometric pattern trailing out behind it. Some people think it looks like a snake... I'm not too sure what it is myself... It's saying YARRR! though! Oh yes, and the pattern continues around the side of the shirt!


I really like patterns. And I really really liked this one. So much so, that I decided I would print it on a shirt!! The process I use to print my shirts is a bit different, as it involves cutting stencils out of a thin plastic sheet for each design which I just tape to my screens. I must say, this was one of the trickier designs I've cut out so far. It turned out really pretty though!


These are some experiements I did involving printing a very silly, rather odd creature on fabric, and then sewing that and a complementary patterned fabric onto a sweater. Ridiculous.





7/11 - SIDNEY YORK: SHIRTS BY MUMBLE TEASE
I had the opportunity to do a series of shirts for the band Sidney York to be sold at concerts during thier tour across Western Canada. It was an awesome project to be a part of. I was given a copy of the new album and then was supposed to come up with images just from listening to it. The complete create freedom was wonderful and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. This was also my largest print run to date, with the total number of shirts printed being somewhere around 400!








8/11 - MUMBLE TEASE DESIGNS: FALL 2010
These are the two new designs I did. They feature the exciting addition of hoodies!!!

ABOVE: Mmmmm, cuddling. Cuddling is one of my favourite ways to waste away the time. Especially in the chilly winter months. I think this cuddly little muddled group of snakes would agree with me. I have to credit the words that inspired this design to a dear friend of mine who is an exceptionally good cuddler and creative wordsmith.



This is a very silly shirt. I'm not even sure what's going on there. The two little guys are hugging, and maybe their hug was so awesome and mind-blowing (hehehe) that their heads literally exploded! Egads!!!



9/11 - MUMBLE TEASE DESIGNS: SPRING 2010
Five shirt designs for my company Mumble Tease, in thier different color variations. All the shirts are silk-screened by hand by me using hand cut stencils and water-based, non-toxic inks. For more information or to buy one of these unique shirts, click on the Mumble Tease link to the left!

ABOVE: This is my best selling shirt! The little octopus (I guess he would technically be a septopus...) feels sad because he's not like all the other octopi. He should cheer up though because it's okay to be different. In fact, I don't care what the other octopi think, I think he's pretty cool.


This shirt celebrates words that have the letter combination "OODL" in them. I'm not sure if there are other words out there that I've missed, but I can't really think of any at the moment. Also, I am a bit of a canoodling doodling hoodlum, so it's an awesome shirt on at least two levels!


This is one electric shirt! The ghost is getting zapped by lovely little lightning bolts! Do you think he can feel it? This shirt is especially fun if, while wearing it, you make a disco-like gesture, throwing your left arm up and your right arm down, and exclaim loudly and enthusiastically "ZAP!!"


Who doesn't like one-eyed monsters? It doesn't need to be Halloween to enjoy this shirt! And I guess that's all I really have to say about this one.


In summer, I wish there were big floating foam hands everywhere, whose sole purpose was to go around squishing mosquitoes. They seem to find my blood rather tasty and I also happen to be very allergic to their bites... BIG FLOATING MOSQUITO SQUISHING FOAM HANDS, WHERE ARE YOU?





10/11 - APIARIES AND BEES FOR COMMUMNITIES: SHIRTS BY MUMBLE TEASE
A friend of mine started up her own business setting up beehives in people's backyards, and trusted me to design and print some shirts and bags to help promote her business. She's doing really well and I'm constantly amazed when I hear about all the new things she's getting involved in.




11/11 - MUMBLE TEASE DESIGNS: FALL 2009
These are the first five designs I to be silk-screened onto shirts. These ones started as experiments or gifts, and led to the development of Mumble Tease as a shirt company. All the shirts are silk-screened by hand by me using hand cut stencils and water-based, non-toxic inks. For more information or to buy one of these unique shirts, click on the Mumble Tease link to the left!

ABOVE: I'm not sure what the little eyes are looking at, but it must be somewhat frightening or surprising or something like that. The little speech thingies that exclaim "ACK!" wrap around the left side of the body just a little, and the glasses wrap around the right side just a little. NEAT!!


This is a shirt that I think everyone can relate to at some point or another. The top of your head opens up and your mind just flies away. Whether in dreams, forgetfullness, or outright vacancy, it happens to all of us.


Whenever I eat eggs, I can't help but think about the little yellow yolks being potential little chickens. They would be so cute! And then you take a big spoon and MASH! them into scrambled eggs. So sad. So this shirt is for all the eggs and their little chicken souls rising out of them protesting being eaten. (And yes, I know the eggs are not fertilized and would not actually turn into chickens, but I still can't help thinking about it.)


If you haven't seen Disney's Alice in Wonderland (the old, animated version) go and watch it now and perhaps then you will know where I got the inspiration for this shirt from, if you don't already that is... I love that movie... Has anyone ever played the game "button button who's got the button?" I'd be curious to know how it works...


This shirt is a lovely one to wear out to occasions where alcohol, and beer more specifically, will be present. The poor little ghosty just wants to drink one of the bottles of beer, but because he's a ghost, they just go right through him. The bottles go up over the shoulder and around making a circle of beer that the ghosty endlessly tries to drink. SO SAD!!!