"Graphics for the bread and butter; fine art for the soul" is what I say, as I'm a Graphic designer by day, art creator by night... So hey, I'll be buzzing in and out of here as I work, bookmark me if you'd like, and stop back to see what my latest art craze is. I'll be featuring various works of art if you wish to join me in my journey. Thanks and cheers - - MACWELLS

Frida Kahlo - always a favorite subject

Frida Kahlo - always a favorite subject
ACEO card of Frida that I painted on a tiny piece of paper.

Frida on Blue ACEO

Frida on Blue ACEO
just for fun... another teeny tiny painting I made.

May 12, 2012

Design your own products at CafePress.com! Let your creativity show!

February 27, 2012

Great unique gifts

Make Custom Gifts at CafePress

February 23, 2012

Click here to find some 4 leaf clover apparel!

Head on over to Cafepress and get your green on! So many cool tees and gifts to choose from ... go ahead... it might be your lucky day!

January 23, 2011

Hurry! Get ready for Valentine's Day!!

It's about that time! Head on over and take a peak at this cute t-shirt and more!

August 10, 2010

Macwells Creative Tees on Skreened

I'm building my Skreened t-shirt site!
So far I've got some personalized breast cancer tees posted... Click on title.

New T-shirt Print on Demand site found!!

I'm really excited about finding this cool new Create-Your-Own t-shirt site!!
I will be adding some of my designs to it..
But for now, here's the link... (click on title)

July 10, 2009

Frida Kahlo Gifts

...a new site underway that will feature a collection of Frida Kahlo t-shirts and gifts.

February 23, 2009

Get the green on!

This week's featured item is I'm not Irish, but kiss me anyway! Jr. Ringer T-Sh by Macwells Personalized T-shirts & Gifts!

It's time to get the green on!

St. Patrick's Day T-shirts and Gifts await you!

Lucky you there's plenty to choose from!

More items featuring this design can be found in the I\'m NOT Irish, kiss me anyway section.

Prices and styles for I'm not Irish, but kiss me anyway! Jr. Ringer T-Sh vary and are subject to change.

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May 19, 2008

Houston Weeps

I saw every one of your photos on your memorial page Tom. I wish I could have met you in this life. My prayers are with your friends and family as they try to get through another day without you. You leave a legacy for both those who knew you and for those who wish they did - macwells

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A crash in front of the Art Car Museum killed the museum's curator of photography just hours after the annual Art Car Parade.
A memorial is now springing up at the deadly accident scene. Friends who knew Tom Jones, 51, say he never met a stranger and he played an unforgettable role in the art car community, adding it's a very dark day for Houston.
He was sitting on the curb in front of the museum Saturday night when police say a suspected drunk driver lost control, striking a parked car, which then struck Jones.
For the past four years, Jones has been curator at the Art Car Museum.
"He was part of art car before art car became a parade," said Nicole Strine, President of the Houston Art Car Klub.
Those who knew him best say it was more than a job, it's been a passion for most of his life.
"It's a loss and I can't imagine what it's going to be like to have the art car community without Tom in it," said Strine.
Outside the museum, friends remembered the man known for many talents from painter to photographer, entertainer and even mechanic. Director of the Museum Noah Edmundson says he can see the work of Jones in almost every corner of the museum.
"I think about all he did around here and it's going to take ten people to replace him," said Edmundson.
Jones was killed as the biggest weekend for art car enthusiasts came to a close.
Artists around the world have been calling Houston, offering their sympathy.
"With Tom, there was no negative. He's gonna be greatly missed," said Strine.
For a man who did so much to encourage expression.
"That's what Houston is really gonna miss, someone to give someone else a chance and always a helping hand," said Edmundson.
Friends say Jones had to learn to walk again after a 2001 accident when he was struck while on his motorcycle. They believe that may have hindered him being able to move out of the way last night.
Houston police are investigating the accident. We're still waiting to hear the exact charges the driver who struck Jones may face.

March 26, 2008

Refine Art Gallery

This is a sample of my friend's awesome painted bowling pins! She also creates fantastic canvases.

Please click on the image to the left to see available works for mail order purchase. A one-of-a-kind collectible piece of art could be yours as you help the plight of others.

March 17, 2008

February 20, 2008

Hurry, Get your Green on for March 17th!


Find the Perfect St. Patty's Day Gift on CafePress

September 19, 2007

Please help Lauren

Please help her raise $5k toward Breast Cancer Research!!

Click on her photo or the following link:

***For custom Team shirts like the one Lauren is wearing, please contact studio@macwells.com ****

June 15, 2007

African Proverb

"If you must look ahead one year, then sow a seed. If you must look ahead 10 years, then plant a tree. But if you must look ahead one hundred years, then educate the people"

One of my painting series that I contributed to the Yes Prep School Art Auction for Ghana. (see Mermaid entry below for details.)

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: Four, 16 x 20 canvases


June 13, 2007

Are you Stumbling?

Okay, so I just got turned on to this site that's apparently been around for years - but new to me and I'm pretty excited about it.

Go here: http://macwells.stumbleupon.com/ . You can create your own site of interesting links you find... add your sites to their rotation by topic... pretty fun!

May 25, 2007

Angel of Mercy

I painted this painting, entitled "Angel of Mercy" to represent the work that is being done by the Yes Prep School (read my last post - Lauren's Mermaid Painting - for a description of their awesome work this summer...) hats off you guys! Acrylic on 4 canvas panels.


May 3, 2007

Lauren's Painting for Ghana

My daughter Lauren's Painting of a Mermaid will be contributed to the Yes Prep School's Silent "Art In Action" Charity Benefit Auction in Houston on May 11, 2007. The proceeds will support 15 Texas high school students and teachers participating in Peace Corps projects in West Africa this summer. The Peace Corps has invited them to the villages of Wamfie and Kranka, Ghana. They will help build a community center for youth, many of whom suffer from or have lost parents to AIDS. They will help build homes, create sustainable alternative livelihood projects, and conduct health and HIV/AIDS prevention classes. www.yesprep.org


April 16, 2007

Baby Diaper Cakes & Centerpieces

Okay - I know... Jane of all trades... master of none! This blog is definitely my portal to all my creative impulses... ha ha ... just follow me on this one - then click the cakes ... These are not edible - these are made of diapers! Shower gift and centerpiece all in one!
Houston area pickup or write me at studio@macwells.com for out-of-town transactions. Thanks! For a new blog just for my cakes, please visit:

STATUS: Available

April 3, 2007

Gifts for Mom!

Mother's Day Gifts Galore! Great design for Valentines or Bridal Shower Gifts too! Click on images for viewing selections.

STATUS: Available - click on pillow

March 22, 2007

Personalized Graduation T-shirts & Gifts

Have a special grad to buy for this year? Let me personalize a 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2011, 2012 etc. t-shirt for him or her! or a mug, pillow, or more! I can print a special message from you on the product itself - or you can list all of his or her extracurricular activities - it's up to you! If you want the High School name on them - I have to get permission first - so that takes time, otherwise, just tell me what your school colors are and I'll set their name up like this one! Home schoolers welcome! For inquiries, write to studio@macwells.com.

STATUS: Available - click on shirt

March 16, 2007

Boot Scoot 2007 - Celebrating 75 Years of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

....my "Go Rodeo" Boot at the circle drive of Sam Houston Memorial on a gorgeous day.... I was told by an Austin tourist that Bob Hope once stayed in a hotel across the street overlooking this park and with the reflection pond, monument, statue, gorgeous trees - that he thought it was one of the most beautiful scenes he had ever seen. I'd have to agree as people played frizbee, soccer, were rolling down hills... all the children were at play... a beautiful crisp breeze and laughter filled the air as Lauren and I goofed off around town.


"Rodeo Farm" Fiberglass Painted Boot Sculpture

It was a real experience painting these boots this year...
I've always been bummed that I didn't get to paint a cow during the cow parade in Houston, so when I heard of the call for entries with the Rodeo Boots - I jumped at the chance... and encouraged my daughter to submit a design too... A few boots later, we both look back and shiver thinking of painting in our 40 degree garage - brrrr! We both had like 2-3 layers of clothes on - we put it all to jazz and it was all good... I'm proud of you Lauren - we'll have more fun as we paint more together.

STATUS of boot: Sold

March 12, 2007

Gifts for your massage therapist

Okay, so like I was in a 'I want to think of a new profession to design t-shirts for' mode in my shop, and I thought of the all-popular Massage Therapist! What would one of these awesome professionals enjoy wearing? After posting 3 hot new designs, my favorite: "I knead you." Funnily enough (my sister-in-law's got me saying that now) I wish I could wear it myself... but hey - I'm no masseuse!!

STATUS: Available - click on shirt

March 3, 2007

Sell your artwork on t-shirts, mugs, clocks, etc.!

Find or Create Pet T-shirts @ CafePress

You can create and sell t-shirts, mugs, mousepads and more with your own designs on them. You just upload a scanned or digital picture, and they create a complete storefront for you - completely FREE. It's really easy and doesn't take long...

February 24, 2007

Be someone's hero. Be an organ donor. T-shirts

Organ Donor Hero T-shirts and Gifts

This post is dedicated to my two cousins, Mr. Cosme Escobedo and Mr. Arthur Sandoval Jr..... Cos is awaiting a kidney transplant, and Arthur Jr. - well, sadly, I just lost him this month. I love you Cos, and I'm praying that everything will turn out okay and that you will get better real soon. They were the inspiration for my design of "Be someone's hero - Be an organ donor." They have both made me a better person. I love you guys.

February 23, 2007

Etsy: A working community of artists

A cool clip from WCBS-TV New York about Etsy's marketplace for artists and do-it-yourselfers. Click on photo, push play on the video, and hang tight through a 5 second ad for story.

February 22, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts and Gifts

fyi, I'll be making more custom Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts for the walks in 2008, etc. If you have a name you'd like me to add to my designs, just drop me a line at studio@macwells.com. Here's some samples, which should be linked.

STATUS: Available - click on links

February 19, 2007

My Online Gift Shop

Here's my online gift shop where I post work like these fun "Kiss me, I'm Irish" t-shirts:
Click here for St. Patrick's Day designs by Macwells



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