"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.

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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