December 7, 2006 at 8:26 AMAt last! We have Violinist.com T-shirts!
In celebration of our 10th anniversary on the Web here at Violinist.com, we decided to fashion some T-shirts that reflect what we're all about.
"I want these to be everybody's favorite T-shirts," I told Robert early in the process. "Totally comfortable, a good fit, with an awesome design."
He gave me the thumbs up to do it right, and I immediately searched out a graphic designer. I found LA artist Colleen Tashima, who, fortunately, seemed to be able to read my mind. I told her what we were about: connecting violinists worldwide, perfecting and performing our art, etc., and she gave me two great designs using our little kokopelli logo.
The kokopelli, the little guy you see in the upper lefthand corner of Violinist.com, was drawn by me about eight years ago. The original kokopelli, who plays a flute, is rather ubiquitous here in the U.S. southwest, a Native American symbol for joy and fertility. He's also a prankster.
Robert joked that I ought to put a violin in the kokopelli's hands, so I did. My little drawing made its debut on my business card, and then on Violinist.com. I like to joke that I taught the kokopelli to play the violin!
We have two designs, and incidentally, they both go great with jeans or black pants, possibly even with a tux or black skirt. ;) The first one, "Global," is on a white shirt, and it is meant to reflect our mission to bring people together from all over the world. The second, "Evening," shows our little violinist in the spotlight for a night performance.
This website started out when Robert gave me the "Violinist.com" domain name as a Christmas gift in 1996. Neither of us knew what we'd do with the site, but it has been a labor of love. Thank you for your part in making this site a place where people can share ideas, commiserate, receive enthusiasm, laugh and be inspired.
We hope you like the shirts: Violinist.com T-shirt Store
Love, love, love the shirts, Laurie! Just ordered one of each and I can't wait. Thanks for doing such a great job on them! We love you and Robert and this site!
We'll be collecting pictures of people wearing the T-shirts for a little slide show in the corner somewhere!
could someone give us some info on what measurements each size is so I know which one to order???
Small= size 0-4, chest 31-33
Medium= size 4-8, chest 34-36
Large= size 8-10, chest 37-39
Extra large= size 10-12, chest 39-41
I usually wear a medium shirt, and that's what fits me for these. I've washed it in cold already, and dried it, without the shirt shrinking. :)
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