Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Featured Artist :: Himawari Designs

This week's featured artist is Himawari Designs!

Senioritis: Name and location please.
Himawari Designs: Jeska (Himawari), southern California.
Senioritis: Ahhh, SoCal, excellent! I envy the fact that you don't have to use a snow shovel very often ;)

Senioritis: Can you tell us a little about yourself Himawari?
Himawari Designs: I'm a 16 year old artist trying to become well known before I get too old! I really want people to see the world as I do and maybe give them some inspiration.
Senioritis: Wow, can't believe you're only 16, I'm not sure I want to hear what your idea of too old is =) The fact that you are 16 and have a shop full of you own work up and running is awesome, great job!

Senioritis: Himawari, how would you describe your style?
Himawari Designs: cute, sexy, elegant, and passionate

Senioritis: Do you have a favorite color?
Himawari Designs: I have three! Pink, blue, and purple!~

train view

Senioritis: Himawari, are you a righty or a lefty?
Himawari Designs: Righty
Senioritis: It continues to surprise me how many artists are rightys. For some reason I thought leftys were supposed to be more creative; guess that's just a myth.

Senioritis: Do you have a favorite quote Himawari?
Himawari Designs: "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde
Senioritis: Ain't that the truth, great words to keep in mind. I think sometimes we all get a little caught up worrying about what others might think of us when we should just be ourselves and let people see us as we are.

Senioritis: Himawari, if you could have lunch with someone famous, past or present, who would it be?
Himawari Designs: Damon Albarn! His music has inspired me so much throughout the years. I would not be the same person if his music hadn't touched me the way it did. Even though we are artists in different fields he's still me idol.
Senioritis: I'm not too familiar with Damon Albarn's work but I'm excited to give it a listen.

kiki iphone skin

Senioritis: What's your favorite cartoon, from now or when you were a kid?
Himawari Designs: I really love Flapjack and Chowder! I also adore Speed Racer :)

Senioritis: Go Go Speed Racer! I love Speed Racer, Chim-chim is the best ;) On a more melancholy note I'm a pretty big Cartoon Network fan and am somewhat saddened to say that I have not seen Flapjack or Chowder. I will check them out on Cartoon Network's site though.

amy keychain

Senioritis: Himawari, where do you see yourself and your business in 10 years?
Himawari Designs: I hope to have a little loft in LA and take some collage classes.
Senioritis: Sounds like a good plan to us. Based on your current work and your desire to keep learning we think the future for your artwork is very bright! (anyone else hear The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades playing?)

porcelain face

Senioritis: Are there any websites you'd like to mention?
Himawari Designs: My Etsy shop and my blog.

We'd like to thank Himawari for taking the time to give us some insight into her work and what inspires her. Be sure to check out her esty shop, Himawari Designs and her new Facebook fan page.

Garrick @ Senioritis

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Race Day

It was a balmy 35 degrees when I woke up this morning and hopped on the subway, heading towards Central Park. I wasn't the only one donning running tights and shoes, a sweatband, and wishing it were 40 degrees warmer out. Today I ran my first race in Central Park, and despite the chilly weather, it was a blast.

Race Bib

There's nothing like running for a great cause, and the vast numbers of people who show up for each and every race serve as huge inspiration for each other - and for me. Even when I'm running by myself, like I did this morning, I always choose someone on the course to try to beat. People who push themselves make me push myself harder, and I have managed to run some pretty great races, alongside determined, stylish, and talented athletes.

New York Road Runners

This weekend's post is a call to all of our readers, athletes and non-athletes alike, to check out your local race calendar and find a walk/run for a great cause. is a terrific place to start. The races are tons of fun, and there's always lots of free stuff - food, drinks, raffles, etc. Plus, you can get a fun race t-shirt!

Beth @ Senioritis

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Finds 3.26.10

Happy Friday! Welcome to this week's segment of Friday Finds. We have found some cool new finds to share with everyone as well as one of our newest Famous Seniors. Hope everyone is having a great day =)


We came across gufobardo's work a little while back and think her style is just great; to us it seems to be whimsical with a touch of fantasy. Gufobardo offers one of a kind artwork, jewelry, and more. To see more of Stefania's great work pay a visit to gufobardo's
Etsy shop or stop by her blog.

dance with me

listen to your heart

spring is here

the dark side

Ritzee Rebel

From junk food to cupcakes, Ritzee Rebel's work always puts a smile on our face so we felt the need to share with everyone else
:) To see more of Ritzee Rebel's cool felt work stop by her Etsy shop or her blog.

alice in wonderland





What does happen to a dream deferred?
This week we are paying tibute to Harlem Renaissance poet, Langston Hughes. To see more of our tributes please visit our Etsy shop.

langston hughes

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Garrick @ Senioritis

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Let the Sun Shine :: Sunshine Award

The Famous Seniors have smiled upon us once again and we recently found out that we have been nominated for a Sunshine Award ;)

sunshine award

Liza of 41park was kind enough to nominate our blog, thanks again Liza! Liza is an artist and an aspiring jewelry maker. We're sure she wouldn't mind if we all popped by her blog or her Etsy shop to pay a visit ;)


The Rules :

  • Put the logo on your blog or within the post

  • Pass the Award onto 12 bloggers

  • Link the nominees within your post

  • Let your nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog

  • Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award

  • Time to let the sun shine, here's 12 of our favorite blogs:

    Bearable Deals
    Cozy Little Cave
    Heather King Photography
    Jewelry by Tara
    Little Miss Momma
    Penniless Kid Vintage
    SassyBelle's Spotlight
    Sleepy Robot 13
    Stick Figure Mania
    Studio M.M.E. Blog
    The World In Bricks

    These blogs cover all different types of stuff and we find some form of inspiration from all of them; so please take a minute to check them all out, maybe you'll find some new favorites =)

    Garrick @ Senioritis

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    Featured Artist :: Handmade by Anne Potter

    Handmade by Anne Potter - Cool stuff, awesome cause (I give 50% of all proceeds to missions)

    Senioritis: We are thrilled to have you as this week's featured artist! Please introduce yourself.
    Handmade by Anne Potter: I'm Anne Potter, from Champaign, IL, USA.

    Senioritis: Welcome, Anne. Would you please give us a brief bio?
    Handmade by Anne Potter: I’m a stay-at-home mom to five kids, ages 14,9,7,2,2. I’m from the Chicago area, and I’ve lived my whole life in sunny Illinois. I also live in a constant state of wanderlust and so many of my pieces are inspired by foreign cultures. I love to travel (when I can), play catch, look for interesting materials and I run (because I love to eat).
    Senioritis: We love to play catch (though we New Yorkers say "have a catch") and eat, too! Your world culture-inspired pieces are terrific.

    Senioritis: How would you describe your style?
    Handmade by Anne Potter: creative, smart, scatter-brained, laffy

    Senioritis: Favorite color, please.
    Handmade by Anne Potter: Light coral red

    Senioritis: Are you a righty or a lefty?
    Handmade by Anne Potter: Righty

    Senioritis: Do you have a favorite quote?
    Handmade by Anne Potter: “You don’t have to be dumb to be happy, but it sure helps.” - My friend Karen’s grandmother, Virgil Leonard
    Senioritis: That is a totally fantastic quote, Anne! Your friend Karen's grandmother deserves some major recognition for that.

    Senioritis: If you could have lunch with someone famous, past or present, who would it be?
    Handmade by Anne Potter: Off the top of my head, Andy Samberg from SNL. I like to be around funny people and he seems to be too silly to have that tortured-soul baggage that some funny people have.
    Senioritis: We agree - Andy Samberg seems like a really fun guy to be around. We bet you wouldn't stop laughing throughout the entire lunch.

    Senioritis: What's your favorite cartoon (from the present or when you were a kid)?
    Handmade by Anne Potter: Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson, where are you?!)

    Senioritis: Wow, Calvin and Hobbes has been retired for a while now. What a great comic, though! And actually, we think G (the mad designtist) looked uncannily like Calvin when he was a child.

    Senioritis: Anne, where do you see yourself and your business in 10 years?
    Handmade by Anne Potter: Heading a (not-Martha) domestic empire: I have a resourceful approach to making pieces that combines repurposed and secondhand materials with creative technique. I plan to continue teaching creative seminars on this subject. I also plan to write and publish beautiful books (on knitting, quilting, needlepoint and home decor projects) and produce product lines. And I plan to keep selling pieces on etsy because I think it’s a great marketplace.
    Senioritis: We think you have a great future, and we look forward to seeing your non-Martha empire take off. Keep creating and promoting great causes!

    Senioritis: Before we let you go, is there anyone you'd like to mention?
    Handmade by Anne Potter: All my beloved friends and family who have received so many tacky gifts from me in the past. Thanks to your graciousness (and some seriously regretful gifts), I have honed my skills.

    We'd like to thank Anne for taking the time to teach us a bit about her handmade world. Be sure to check out her esty shop, Handmade by Anne Potter.

    Monday, March 22, 2010

    I see London, I see France, I see Auguste Rodin's Underpants

    It was brought to my attention that we are featured on a French blog for our Auguste Rodin print. Rodin was a French sculptor who crafted "The Thinker."

    The blog post is all in French so I can't understand a single word but I clicked on the English translator and it's pretty cool that our stuff is appreciated all over the world.

    If you do speak/read/know French or can click the translator button, and would like to take a look at the feature here it is. Enjoy!

    auguste rodin

    Jusqu'au lundi prochain (Until next monday)!

    Jill @ Senioritis

    Sunday, March 21, 2010

    Spring Ahead

    Spring is officially here, and it has brought terrific weather to New York City. Few things make me smile like a beautiful sunny spring day in NY, and such days are even better when they involve outdoor activities. Lucky for me, my firm's softball season is just around the corner! I recently took on the responsibility of designing the team uniform, and I think it turned out pretty great.

    I had a very clear idea of what I wanted the shirt to look like from the beginning, so I sketched it out by hand first. But then I heard about this user-friendly t-shirt design website called I went to the site and saw this white shirt with the gold sleeves (exactly what I wanted). From there, it was really simple to add the text and graphics.

    We don't order the shirts until later this week, so if anyone has suggestions for changing it up at all, feel free to share them. For now, I'm off to go enjoy the rest of this sunny spring day!

    Friday, March 19, 2010

    Friday Finds 3.19.10

    Happy Friday! Welcome to this week's segment of Friday Finds. We have found some sweet stuff to share with everyone as well as one of our newest Famous Seniors, so without further adue...

    Kyuuto Kitsch

    We came across Kyuuto Kitsch when searching for ninja items. Not only did we find a ninja but we found ourselves in a world of felt goodness and handmade geekery. To see more of Chloe's sweet work pay a visit to Kyuuto Kitsch's
    Etsy shop.

    felt ninja

    happy sushi

    scrabble nerd

    felt ice cream

    In Love And War

    In Love And War is the latest in a long line of sweet illustrators that we have stumbled upon. Her mix of original photography with illustration and digital coloring is awesome. To see more of In Love And War's swing by her Etsy shop.

    falling for ben

    peeak a boo i'm going to eat you

    bearded dreams

    scraping the sky


    Oompa Loompa doompadee doo, senioritis has a new tribute for you.

    This week we are paying tibute to the man who brought us Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as well as many other literary classics, Roald Dahl. To see more of our tributes please visit our
    Etsy shop.

    Oompa Loompa doompadee dee, thanks so much for taking a peek.

    roald dahl

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    Garrick @ Senioritis

    Thursday, March 18, 2010

    Dawn Will Break Feature

    The Famous Seniors have smiled upon us! Julie was kind enough to feature our shop on her blog today, thanks so much Julie ;) If your curiosity gets the better of you and you want to know a little more about senioritis please take a look.


    Please pay a visit to Dawn Will Break's Etsy shop to check out some cool handmade jewelry and hair accessories.

    Thanks again Julie!

    Garrick @ Senioritis