Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Featured Artist :: Autumn Rain Creations

autumn rain creations

This week's featured artist is Autumn Rain Creations!

Autumn Rain Creations - Live, Love, Create.

Senioritis: Name and location please.
Autumn Rain Creations: April Dostert, Oregon, USA
Senioritis: Hey April!

Senioritis: Can you tell us a little about yourself April?
Autumn Rain Creations: I have been married to my hubby for 21 years and have been a fulltime Mommy for 18 years to 7 beautiful and amazing children. I create things, love nature, and love photography; it is just part of my life. Autumn Rain Creations is my outlet and my business.
Senioritis: That's awesome, we're sure that all your kids keep you pretty busy April :) Do your kids like to create or are they into other stuff?

Senioritis: Marlon Brando: Streetcar Named Desire or the Godfather?
Autumn Rain Creations: Streetcar Named Desire.


Senioritis: How would you describe your style to someone who has never seen your work, April?
Autumn Rain Creations: Soft, colorful, expressive, real.
Senioritis: Absolutely, we definitely see your work being all these things!

Senioritis: April, what would you say is the best business tip you have ever received and who gave it to you?
Autumn Rain Creations: Don't mold yourself into what others want just to make money. Follow your heart and work hard, success will come. I received this tip from a few Etsy Artists.
Senioritis: Great tip indeed! We've always tried to create designs that we enjoy first and foremost. Some people will like our work, some people won't, either way that's cool ;)

white rose romance

Senioritis: What would you say is your favorite sport to either watch or play April?
Autumn Rain Creations: My favorite sport to watch is football, my favorite sport to play would be tennis.
Senioritis: American football or World Cup football? I've always wanted to play tennis on a clay court just to see what it's like ;)

Senioritis: Chevy Chase: Fletch or Three Amigos
Autumn Rain Creations: Fletch.
Senioritis: Excelente!

Senioritis: Do you have a favorite quote April?
Autumn Rain Creations: "We may not have it all together, but together we have it all." ~ Author unknown.

pink bird hope

Senioritis: If you could jump in the DeLorean and go back in time; what’s one thing you would do differently in your business?
Autumn Rain Creations: I would have been more organized from the get go, being organized makes more time for creating.
Senioritis: Great point April, when our work area and various projects are organized it's much easier for us to focus on creating.

Senioritis: If the $100 bill needed a redesign, who would you put on it?
Autumn Rain Creations: That would be Steve Martin. Life is too serious, we all need to laugh more :)
Senioritis: Steve Martin, excellent choice. Steve Martin with a big nose like he had in the movie Roxanne would probably help us all laugh a bit more ;)

Senioritis: April, where can we find you on the web?
Autumn Rain Creations:, my blog, my facebook fan page and coming soon Autumn Rain Creations.

red cherries

Senioritis: James Bond: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, or Daniel Craig?
Autumn Rain Creations: Sean Connery.
Senioritis: How can you go wrong with Connery?

Senioritis: Any shoutouts April?
Autumn Rain Creations: To my awesome hubby who doesn't demand that I get out there, leave the kids in daycare, make me forget my ambition, and get an 8 to 5 job. To my sweets as well, all 7 of them; they make me who I am. I know mush mush but that's me :)

April, thanks a bunch for sharing a few minutes with us and letting our readers know a bit more about the artist behind Autumn Rain Creations. Keep up the great work!

Garrick @ Senioritis

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer in the city

I celebrated my birthday here in NYC this weekend. Despite the horrendous humidity and sweltering heat, the weekend was a blast. I even managed to fit in some quality time with the rest of the senioritis clan. Jill and her old college a cappella group were singing in Central Park this weekend, and G and I rocked out next to a gigantic statue of the 15th century Polish-Lithuanian hero on horseback, King Jagiello. Jill belted out her superb Madonna solo, and G looked incredibly stylish in his brand new hand screen-printed senioritis Einstein vintage t-shirt. A great time was had by all.

Jill and I managed to hit up the annual craft fair at Lincoln Center this afternoon. We found these brilliant multi-colored scarf-necklaces, as well as a few copper bracelets. Check out the stylings of STELIOS as described last month by Victoria over at the Stylista Diaries. The metallic colors braided together make a totally unique and fun staple item.

Feel free to let us know about any upcoming street or craft fairs - we always love to check them out! Have a great week.

Beth at senioritis

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Finds 6.25.10

Well, it is officially summertime! Grab your sun tan lotion and check out this week's summer inspired segment of Friday Finds, have an awesome day!


Geekworks' shop is filled with summer colors. Whether you're looking for some great origami or some cool crocheted goods Lea Ann has something for you. Swing by her Etsy shop to see some more of her sweet work.

aqua flowers

sage green cranes

orange kusudama flowers


Satin & Birch Soap Studio offers some fun summer colors. Check out Leslie's Etsy shop to see some great bathroom jewelry made from wonderful ingredients.

goldfish soap

patriotic gift set

sea shell soap


This week we're serving up a summery colored tribute to Mr. Vincent van Gogh. To see more of our tributes please visit our Etsy shop.

Have a great weekend!

vincent van gogh

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Garrick @ Senioritis

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Featured Artist :: Drum Chick Designs

Drum Chick Designs

This week's featured artist is Drum Chick Designs!

Drum Chick Designs - Hand Carved Stamps and Paper Crafts

Senioritis: Name and location please.
Drum Chick Designs: Candice, Kansas City, MO
Senioritis: Hi Candice!

Senioritis: Candice, can you tell us a little about yourself?
Drum Chick Designs: I am a 29 year old, professional musician and rubber stamp maker. I actually have 2 music degrees and picked up card making while in grad school as a stress reliever. When I finished school I started my etsy shop, which slowly morphed into rubber stamps.
Senioritis: Wow, very cool. We checked out the music on your site and especially like Pan in A Minor and Motzart's String Q No. 1 ;)

Senioritis: Marlon Brando: Streetcar Named Desire or the Godfather?
Drum Chick Designs: Um, I haven't seen either, so I'll just say Godfather.
Senioritis: Sounds good. If you haven't seen the Godfather either, please feel free to check out the 1972 trailer.

rain cloud hand carved stamp

Senioritis: How would you describe your style to someone who has never seen your work, Candice?
Drum Chick Designs: Fun, cute, unique, and trendy.
Senioritis: Those definitely sound spot on to us!

Senioritis: Candice, what would you say is the best business tip you have ever received and who gave it to you?
Drum Chick Designs: Just make your business legit with business licensing and collecting sales tax, etc. I've heard this from several people along the way.
Senioritis: Definitely a good tip, always good to be prepared for success.

hand carved fragile stamp

Senioritis: What would you say is your favorite sport to either watch or play?
Drum Chick Designs: I love to watch baseball. I'm a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, even though I grew up near St. Louis.
Senioritis: A Cubbies fan? We'll cross all of our fingers for you that they make the playoffs this year ;)

Senioritis: Chevy Chase: Fletch or Three Amigos
Drum Chick Designs: Fletch!!!
Senioritis: John Cocktostan ;)

Senioritis: Do you have a favorite quote Candice?
Drum Chick Designs: "Reach for the moon, if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
Senioritis: Wow, that's a good one indeed!

robot hand carved stamp

Senioritis: If you could jump in the DeLorean and go back in time; what’s one thing you would do differently in your business?
Drum Chick Designs: I would start making rubber stamps from the beginning instead of starting with cards.

Senioritis: If the $100 bill needed a redesign, who would you put on it?
Drum Chick Designs: If I had to pick a president, it would be Clinton because I'm proud of everything he did. Well, maybe not everything :)
Senioritis: We would love to see Big Willie on a $100. Would he be wearing sunglasses and playing a saxophone?

Senioritis: Where can we find you on the web Candice?
Drum Chick Designs: My 2 etsy shops: drumchick99 and drumchicksupplies and my facebook fan page and music page.

cupcake hand carved stamp

Senioritis: James Bond: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, or Daniel Craig?
Drum Chick Designs: This is a hard one! Daniel Craig, I'm weird.
Senioritis: I think Daniel Craig is an excellent Bond; however, my favorite Craig film is still Layer Cake.

Senioritis: Any shoutouts before we let you go Candice?
Drum Chick Designs: My husband Dave for letting me work, and my mom for being my biggest fan and critic.

We'd like to thank Candice for giving us a glimpse into the world of Drum Chick Designs, keep rockin!

Garrick @ Senioritis

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Breaking News: 4 Out Of 4 Scientists Recommend Senioritis!

Published: June 21, 2010.

NEW YORK - This just in - Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Sir Isaac Newton, and Galileo Galilei all recommend senioritis! These scientific genii have performed numerous tests in a lab setting and have come to the unanimous conclusion that senioritis' new line of magnets is in fact the best thing since sliced bread.

The scientists, however, did issue a warning that the magnets may cause more frequent trips to the fridge and should be used with caution.


Afternoon everyone. In our ongoing quest to paint the town senioritis we are pleased to introduce you, our wonderful readers, to our new line of Famous Seniors magnets!

Our magnets pay tribute to famous scientists, authors, presidents and more. They are hand cut and measure approximately 2 x 3.5", featuring bright colors and bold designs based on our Senioritis Remembers Famous Seniors line of prints.

Each set of 4 magnets comes in a Senioritis Remembers Famous Seniors poly bag and includes an Aristotle sticker and a sticker of our mascot Jack.

Please check out the magnets section of our Etsy shop to see some of our offerings.

senioritis remembers famous seniors magnets

senioritis remembers famous seniors magnets

Garrick @ Senioritis

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Finds 6.18.10

In case you missed the memo or misplaced your calendar, Father's Day is just a couple of days away (6.20). Thankfully we already have gifts for dad, but what if we didn't? We took a quick look around the web and found some things that dad might enjoy. We hope you enjoy this week's Father's Day inspired segment of Friday Finds, have an awesome day!


I once heard that a watch is not used to tell what time it is but to tell what time it is not - food for thought. Well, our dad likes watches, especially older and more obscure watches; he loves a watch with a story as well. The sleek, clean styling of this Gallet chronograph seems like something dad might enjoy. If your dad is a watch fan check out Sundayandsunday's Etsy shop, they specialize in Antique and Estate jewelry, watches, and militaria.

gallet yachting chronograph

Baseballs by Mike Floyd

Our dad likes art and he loves baseball; so when we first saw Mike Floyd's work we thought it was a match made in heaven :) We are fortunate to have some of Mike's work in our collection and we'll be the first to say that his work is second to none. The level of detail on these baseballs is amazing! Please swing by Mike Floyd's site to view more of his phenomenal work.

hammerin' hank greenberg baseball


Since I can remember, our dad has always loved cars. He's not really into exotics but loves classic American muscle! One of his favorite muscle cars is the Mustang. Any classic Mustang fan will tell you that there's no better example of a classic Mustang than a Shelby. A few weeks back we stumbled upon a car show and came across the beauty pictured below, a Shelby GT500KR. For our readers who are not car fans let's just say that this car is very cool & very rare with auction prices having reached $200k+.

Sorry pops, you won't see one in the driveway this Father's Day but maybe one day =)

shelby gt500kr


This week we pay tribute to one of our dad's favorites, the Babe. To see more of our tributes please visit our Etsy shop.

Have a great weekend & Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

babe ruth

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Garrick @ Senioritis

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Featured Artists :: 2.10.10 - 6.09.10

Hello senioritis blog reader!
Now you know how to greet people in English!

This week we're shaking things up a bit. A wise man once said:
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you
could miss it.

Well, we figured it was time for us to stop and take a look around so this week we give you a quick stroll down memory lane:

2.10: Skribbly Kids
2.17: Heather King Photography
2.24: Digicute
3.3: Jewelry by Tara
3.10: WingAndWillow
3.17: Echoes of Stars' Designs
3.24: Handmade by Anne Potter
3.31: Himawari Designs
4.7: Mich20
4.14: Authentic Arts
4.21: RobinsFlight
4.28: Filigree Photos
5.5: PeacockLane
5.12: Samantha Nowak Illustrations
5.19: jessiemacCreations
5.26: Emelia Jane Photography
6.2: A Little Stranger
6.9: Pause Designs

We would like to say thanks to all artists that have been featured; we and our readers appreciate you taking the time to share some info with us.

We will be back next week with the first in a long line of new featured artists. In our ongoing quest to keep things fun and fresh we're mixing things up with some new questions so be sure to check back .

And now back to your regularly scheduled program...

Garrick @ Senioritis

Sunday, June 13, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance?

Last week, I had the great fortune to attend this summer's first performance of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Firs off, I must say, live dance absolutely, one hundred percent, trumps watching the stuff on television. And wow, can these folks dance! I haven't seen much live dance in my day (perhaps I was scarred by participating in dance recitals as a three- and four-year-old, donning sequined leotards and more makeup in one night than I've applied in all twenty-something years since then, combined). I watched the Fanny Packs and others on America's Best Dance Crew, and marveled at the probably imperfect dance stylings in such classic movies as Step Up and Centerstage; but, modern dance never really caught my fancy.

Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey led his group of dancers to their first performance in 1958, and after more than 50 years, his spirit is undoubtedly still alive. Set to a fantastic score of gospel, jazz, spirituals, and more, the choreography tells stories and brings characters to life. What's more, I was nodding my head and tapping my fingers all night long. The costumes were also fantastic, and the few props used were just perfect. I recommend taking in an Alvin Ailey show to dance enthusiasts and skeptics, alike. You won't be disappointed. Check out for more information on the group's tour schedule (both within and outside of the U.S.), mission, and incredible history.

Beth at senioritis

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Finds 6.11.10

As you may already know, last week we had the opportunity to check out Renegade Craft Fair over in Brooklyn. It was a very cool event with lots of great talent. While I enjoyed looking at everything, I especially liked checking out the illustrators, here's a few of my favorites. We hope you enjoy this week's Renegade inspired segment of Friday Finds, have an awesome day!

DKNG Studios

The first thing I actually noticed about DKNG was that they had some really cool 'Support Your Local Artist' stickers. We like to support local artists so we figured let's take a look, what we found were some very cool illustrations. DKNG had some really sweet music related designs on display (we later found out that they are the resident poster artists for the Troubador out in Hollywood, CA). Here's a quick sample of DKNG's work but please visit their site to see some great art and apparel!

flight of the conchords

Vahalla Studios

I especially liked the Decemberists and Kings of Leon designs, despite the fact that my sister had to tell me who they are (apparently I've fallen a bit out of touch with music recently). These two designs drew me into Vahalla's booth where we immediately saw many other great designs. Vahalla is a full service design studio so if you're in the Kansas City area and need some help these guys can lend you a hand. Check out Vahalla's site to learn more about the duo and view their work.


Sara Antoinette Martin

I'm not sure how to describe Sara's style but I know that I like it and that when I saw it I immediately thought tattoo art. For those of you who weren't able to see Sara's set up over at Renegade please swing by her site to see some great color & black and white offerings as well as a very cool guy lurking in the toys section.



This week we pay tribute to Scottish writer Robert Louis Stvenson with an illustration based on a 1930's Swedish movie poster. To see more of our tributes please visit our Etsy shop. Have a great weekend!

robert louis stevenson

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Garrick @ Senioritis

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Featured Artist :: Pause Designs

pause designs

This week's featured artist is Pause Designs!

Pause Designs - Malls suck. Support underground.

Senioritis: Name and location please.
Pause Designs: Ken, Andrew, Eric. St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.
Senioritis: What's up guys, looks like we have some new friends from north of the border, eh!

Senioritis: For starters, can you tell us a little about Pause?
Pause Designs: We are a streetwear brand out of Southern Ontario, consisting of three artists that met in high school. We specialize in unique limited edition t-shirts and other apparel.
Senioritis: That's awesome! We're trying to get back into the apparel side of things as well.

Senioritis: How would you describe Pause's style?
Pause Designs: Streetwear with cartoon surrealist content.
Senioritis: Sounds pretty unique, your designs are great!

Senioritis: Any favorite colors?
Pause Designs: We don't see in colours, man. We are all equal.
Senioritis: Fair enough.

everything you ever wanted v neck
Senioritis: Righty or Left?
Pause Designs: Neither.
Senioritis: Didn't know that was possible, more power to ya.

Senioritis: Do the guys over at Pause have a favorite quote?
Pause Designs: Everything in this video.
Senioritis: Yeah buddy!! Nothin to it but to do it, we couldn't have said it better ourselves.

honourable lip fringe

Senioritis: If you could have lunch with someone famous, past or present, who would it be?
Pause Designs: How about Batman? We'd like to know what he's eating, y'know? How does he keep such a trim figure? We bet it's a lot of fiber. Maybe a steroid sandwich or two, or no carbs after 8pm, or something like that. Plus, you know the meal is going to be ritzy. The guy is a bazillionaire. And you get to meet his butler Alfred too! Not too shabby.
Senioritis: We have heard that the key to Batman's firm figure is watching the aforementioned Ronnie Coleman video 6 times each morning before going to the gym and from what we gather chasing bad guys is a pretty good cardio workout.

Senioritis: What's your favorite cartoon, from now or when you were a kid?
Pause Designs: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We always thought that playing with radioactive ooze was a bad thing, the Turltes taught us otherwise. (Andrew was totally Casey Jones for Halloween. Awesome).

Senioritis: Can't go wrong with the Turtles; we always found it interesting that they were named after Ranaissance masters. Any Casey Jones pictures?

sofa king rad

Senioritis: Where do you see yourself and your business in 10 years?
Pause Designs: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of you asking us this question!

Senioritis: Haha touche, we'll drink to that.

Senioritis: Any websites that we should know about?
Pause Designs:, pause designs on twitter, pause designs on facebook.

your wish is granted

Senioritis: Any shoutouts?
Pause Designs: Mel Smith, Chompsy, Ice Cube, Golden Horseshoe, Banana Snapple, The Hurt Locker (not the movie, the real locker), Tom Hanks (circa 1980's), Sleeping Giant Gallery, switch-blade combs, and anyone who has ever purchased one of our shirts, or said anything nice about us. You're making this dream job possible.

A big thanks to Ken, Andrew, and Eric for opening themselves up to us and our followers! Your work rocks! And a call to our readers, please check out Pause's shop for some really sweet artwork and apparel. In the words of some wise Canadians please remember: Malls suck. Support underground.

Garrick @ Senioritis

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Real World

Last week I started my first real summer job. I have worked as a camp counselor numerous times and even taught a nature class a few years ago, but I have never had a real 9-5 job where I worked in an office. This summer I have an internship with an Environmental Consulting Firm on the island. For those of you who are not green or environmentally saavy, an environmental consultant is contracted out to look at a company's facilities and make sure it complies with a plethora of rules and regulations concerning everything from proper hazardous waste disposal to making sure the new building wont effect the water table of the area. I must say that although I have been there about a week I already love it. I greatly enjoy having my own cubicle and phone extension.
While I do have my degree in Environmental Policy and Law, a perfect background for this job, I am surprised with the amount of resposibility I have been given. I am not only in charge of several projects, but I have been asked my opinion on things many a time. It seems that my education has prepared me well for my future. I was terrified to enter the workplace, being so young and the only person there straight out of college. It seems however, that my youthfulness has put me at an advantage, I am pretty up to date on the current laws and regualtions and have learned about the newest technologies and mitigation methods. It also helps that I am a master at google ;-).
While the job is a once in a lifetime experience, I must admit that I am not a fan of the set schedule, or perhaps I just need to get used to it. While at school I was able to come and go as I please and do everything on my own time schedule, there was no due date or time, but rahter I got things done at my leisure. The real world, I am learning doesn't seem to work that way. But, if this is my biggest complaint about my new summer job than I guess I am in good shape.

Unfortunately, it is pretty much my bedtime since I now need to be up at 6 to make it to work by 8. Hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of summer and getting a little more lazy with the heat.

Jill @ Senioritis