holden lee tees is the collaboration between me and my eight-year-old son Holden.
He has been drawing since he could hold a crayon and has an imagination that inspires me.
Our venture began when we were invited to a "no gift" birthday party, where we were asked to bring a drawing. That was everyday for Holden and he wanted to do something special for his friend. He asked me if we could make a shirt with his drawing on it.
So I dove back (some 20 years) to my college art class, dusted off the silkscreen text and went to work.
With each drawing I maintain the integrity and intent of Holden's original work. Together we decide where the friend will live, adding an applique, and then Holden weaves the story of who they are…
- Joined August 4, 2008