Katlian, I think it has to do with the way different ink colors react with different dyes. Or inks on inks. Printing can be an art form. For what Zazzle does and for what they charge, my expectations are not super high. They are o.k. And they do custom orders with no minimum quantity. Your design is great! I bet you could return your blue shirt to Zazzle and they would replace it with another color.
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I'm sure they're still fine. I'm looking forward to meeting you and trying mine on;)
I think they're great. I also wouldn't try to balance colors on a colored background.
My t-shirt arrived today! XL fits me perfectly and could shrink a tiny bit. Even on white the mountains are rather pale. Otherwise, it looks great except I already got it dirty somehow just taking it out of the bag. I figured that will make it more wearable since I will not have to worry about getting it dirty now. That's the problem with white! I think you are right about adjusting the color tones. But, it is a very cool shirt as is. Nice work, Katlian!
LOL! at getting it dirty taking it out of the bag, that so sounds like me, Roybird.
I will try to make sure to wash my hands real good before opening mine (not arrived yet, also white) and make sure I am not eating anything with tomato sauce or chocolate.
The pale colors will simply reflect the more etherial qualities of our association.
I got mine today also, and I agree that the light colors are a bit light, but I love it... it is etherial and eartherial! I would recommend future orders choose the darker colors, though. MIne is pink, btw. I do love it! Might have to get a second one...
Super pictures! Very nice, nice to see your face, nice shirt..... cool!
Mine is slow to arrive probly cause I chose the cheapo shipping option.........
I haven't even ordered mine because I lost my purse in the parking lot of the Chinese grocery on Sunday. I got it back totally intact on Monday -- nice Chinese grocer-- but had to cancel my credit cards in case someone found it and wanted to go on a buying spree. I will get new cards in a week to 10 days.
Love yours, kTalia. And you do a great job of modeling it -- and I like the spruce tree behind.
Losing credit cards IS very stressful. I'm glad at least you know they were found though. That narrows the hit list a bit.
The spruce tree is the only one of it's species remaining in my yard from an original six. Three I was able to dig up (they had not even escaped they're burlap bags) and find homes for, two had to be cut down (one was used for our Christmas tree in 2007). I just felt six was a bit much for such a large tree in such a small yard and they're not the nice soft sort you like to brush up against. All of them "disappeared" while my husband was at work. That's why now everyone in the family says, "You can't leave her alone for a minute. She might bust out a wall!" Well, there are a few other things I did too. I'm even guilty of luring my mother-in-law into similar craziness at their house. Something that's going to make my father-in-law crazy someday I'm sure. Hehehe
You are right about spruces needing room to grow. Everyone forgets that about trees when they are little and the end up with stunted dwarfs. I cut trees down in almost every yard I have ever had -- usually Chinese elms, but at this house it was may 60 -80 ponderosa pines, some stunted and tiny, some huge and already breaking sidewalks and perimeter walls in this 20 year old house. And one blue spruce which upset one of my neighbors quite a bit. But I still have around 20 ponderosa pines on 1/2 acre which is way too many even now. But at least now I have a few fruit trees.
Trees are so much prettier when they have sun, root space and water to grow well. My yard still has tones of shade.
Thanks for posting pics kTalia, it looks lovely. I'm jealous that so many members get to meet up at the DBG plant sale. Are you all going to wear your new shirts? I hope the weather is lovely and warm.
Good for you Paj. Too many people in the Sierras have way too many pine trees in their yards, sometimes they even have their deck built around the tree and the branches touch the house. It can't be good for the house and it's a major fire hazard.
You're lookin' good, Ktalia! The shirt looks nice, too. I would like to disappear some trees in our yard, mulberries. But D.H. appears to be on a one man crusade to save every tree on the planet, no matter how crowded or sickly. And the mulberry trees are, sadly, quite large and fairly healthy.
Mulberries sound so yummy. I wonder if I could get one to grow in zone 4. I haven't seen any here. Any idea?
O KTalia your shirt looks so fabby!!! I like the contrasting pink.
Picante, I think mulberries grow anywhere! They are very sweet with not much flavor. Birds adore them.
According to the plant files mulberries only grow through zone 5, but maybe you could find a warm microzone for them. Or maybe the Plant Files just doesn't know. It is possible that no one on DG has tested them in zone 4. You could give it a try and share the info.
Check out Raintree. They do have a mulberry for zone 4.
Then check with roybird. Her husband has figured out how to make a drink -- called a shrub from mulberries.
I looked up mulberry in Wikipedia and decided that you should learn to love them. ( Well, perhaps). They are very good for you:
I seem to remember that they sold mulberry tea in Thailand -- used it to treat diabetes, as I recall.
Treating diabetes? That is ironic as sweet as they are.
Yeah, I don't know if that treatment works or not, but I never dismiss any oriental herbal remedies out of hand, because they have been studying this for centuries. It might have been the leaf that was in that tea, not the berries.
Maybe that is what I need, I am zone 4 and would love some mulberries for the birds. I have a couple of oriental cherries that are not doing well I could move somewhere they might be happier and park the mulberries there. Well drained I have, to the max.
D.H. believes that the birds prefer the mulberries to the cherries. If the mulberries are ripe at the same time as the cherries, which they often are, the birds don't get in to the cherries as much. That is the theory. Because the fruit trees were planted at least 30 years ago by the original owners of this "estate", D.H. credits them with the cherry/mulberry combo. So, it is folk wisdom. How can I argue?
Its better than trying to negotiate half of your tree with them.
Well, the appalling thought is that your DH could be right. That is always tough, but sometimes happens. Maybe you should make mulberry preserves.
Only, couldn't your DH get by with one mulberry? Must the birds have two?
I read your post out loud to him. He is most gratified. I did not read him the part about having two because one is white and the other is red. And with both of us having stomach flu it did not seem a good time for mulberry discussion. The white one is not so messy, anyway.
Well, I am glad you read it to him. Sometimes the guys are right -- even about gardens. At least you don't have the black ones which really are messy. Or rather, their mess is more obvious. It is apparently illegal to plant a fruiting mulberry in Albuquerque due to their messiness on local sidewalks. That seems to be going a bit far.
Thank you, Brenda and Betty. We're weak and worn out but not really at Death's Door.
Is your poor, DH, working even though he is sick? Tell him not to.
It is illegal to plant male junipers here too, due to the pollen. All the junipers sold and planted in the city are female.
How interesting! I like that law. Also Albuquerque has banned planting Siberian ( Chinese) elm and Russian olive due to the pollen. I think that is very progressive. Of course, all of the above are good at planting themselves, but no need for locals to help them out!
Good idea about the banned trees. Of course, D.H. is working away, on Easter Sunday, and sick, too. He is determined to finish this job and is ready to die trying!