I designed and painted t-shirts as gifts for some family and friends. Each shirt's design reflected something I knew the recipient would appreciate.
Movin' right along
This one's the masterpiece. My dad appreciates The Muppets—I remember him singing along with Fozzie Bear and Kermit when I was a kid. The song Moving' Right Along was one of his favorites. And so, I present the shirt that, at first, he didn't realize was hand-painted!
I love grammar
For my sister, who had studied languages and enjoyed being a grammar nerd, I made a purple shirt proclaiming "I love grammar." Simple, effective.
I've got soul but I'm not a dualist
One of my college friends, who had studied cognitive science and was staunchly against the philosophical position of dualism, happened to be a fan of music, too. He would sing along to The Killers' song All These Things That I've Done, changing the lyric "I've got soul but I'm not a soldier," to "I've got soul but I'm not a dualist." Yup.
The airlock is ajar
After I played Mass Effect for the first time, I made this one for myself featuring the character EDI with one of the funnier lines she says in the game.
That's outside the scope of my project
Engineers frequently have to enforce constraints on the number of features that other people try to add to their projects. The phrase featured on this shirt was no stranger to my husband, Randy, who used it quite a lot... That's outside the scope of my project.