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Zebra in a Bag Organic Toddler T-Shirt Matatu’s T-Stop

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Toddler's organic t-shirtStill a hot favorite @matatus T-stop! Every one loves a cute zebra in a bag!

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Alhambra Castle, Andalucia Framed Panel Print > Alhambra Castle, Andalucia > Matatu’s T-Stop

 

Alhambra Cstle, Granada, Andalusia, Spain: Sepia toned photograph of moorish architecture

 

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Here’s the newest addition! A beautiful sepia toned photograph of one of Alhambra’s amazing Moorish columns and arches. Great home decor poster.

 
 

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Zebra in a Bag Kids Light T-Shirt @ Matatu’s T-Stop

Zebras are definitely in for kids this year! My zebra in a bag design has been the most popular item in my cafe press store this season! want one???? go get it! still available and a HOT SELL!

zebra in a bag kids t-shirts and clothing. available for adults too!

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Koala & Love

Cutest cuddly fuddly now available on tshirts, mugs and many more items! NEW! Baby Blanket and Outdoor adult blanket. This koala loves his tree! Imagine what his world would be like if the australian eucalyptus tree suddenly disappeared due to de-forestation, global warming or just plain human ignorance1 Lots of animals around the globe risk losing their natural habitats… this design is dedicated to them! ❤

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iStockphoto sells stolen images – @iStock

This is an increbible story! The largest stock-art company on the net seems to be playing dirty… click the link for the full story ( you will be redirected to shoemoney.com )

iStockphoto sells stolen images – @iStock.

 

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Tattoo Painting Series Finished… at last!

I started a series of miniature acrylic paintings about a year ago and am happy to say they are finally finished! They are 9 canvases in all and done entirely by hand, without using trace lines underneath, to maintain a “primitive art” feel, raw and untamed.

The inspiration for this series was African tribal scarification, which leaves bumpy scars on the skin’s surface, like a texture. Many of the patterns used for scarification (dots or lines) are evident throughout the series, but I expanded them to include other forms of  “decoration” since I realized that so many different objects used to adorn the body are also similar in shape, texture and form. Some of the paintings are reminiscent of Masai beaded jewelry and also Henna designs, used by many of the Islamic and Hindu populations of Africa. Each object, design, tattoo, form and shape comes together to accomplish one goal: beautification and adornment of the human body…. to celebrate its mystery and it’s unique beauty!

While I do not wish to sell the originals shown below, I am selling this series on commission. Available on gallery wrapped canvases, at any size you require. prices will be based on canvas size and design/s chosen and will include labor and materials. shipping based on client location. If interested please feel free to send me a message by going to my website’s contact page:  http://madmatatus.com/contact.html

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Large Framed Print Spring flowers Matatu’s T-Stop

Spring is here! Crocus flowers coming up through the snow

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Zebra in a Bag Kids Light T-Shirt > Zebra in a Bag > Matatu’s T-Stop

cute! zebra in a bag!

Cute little baby zebra in a hot pink tote bag! stylish black and white stripes with pink bow and a heart shaped silver charm

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Jungle Fever Zebra Tote Bag > Jungle Fever Zebra > Matatu’s T-Stop

Jungle fever tote bag

Take a walk on your wild side! from t-shirts to bags; mugs to caps! his design is for the zebra lover in you!

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Made-Up Beer label gear!

Teehee!!!! my latest cafe press gear features a made-up beer company label to remind you of the warm tropics this winter! hey, summer’s around the corner right????? I got tees, bags, caps, coasters, wall clocks and yes…. undies!!!!

 

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No date for V-day???

Drink your sorrows away with one of my custom designed Stein mugs on Cafe’ press! Available in both English and Italian, “The University of Drunkenness… Bibamus! Moriendum est!”

A whole range of products are also available with this design, in both languages, such as tees, hoodies, sigg water bottles, BBQ aprons, boxers and thongs…. the list goes on… you’ll only find out if you visit my shop on Cafe’ Press!!! The best place to find original, custom designed clothing and gifts for any occasion, any mood, any need!

(graphics and design copyright Francesca Cornell, 2009, all rights reserved)

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Grunge Valentines Day Card Design on Cafe’ Press!

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All I want for Valentines... Is You!!!

 

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Your Freedom Ends Where Mine Begins

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Your Freedom Ends Where Mine Begins

A politically inspired design! Words I heard from a very wise man indeed… for in a democracy someone always has to give up their rights for the sake of another’s. Original graphics and design by me, Mad Matatu! You can also find this design in 2 tone black and white for an even more bold statement. Available on tote bags, t-shirts, hoodies,mugs,stickers,banners,bumper stickers, Sigg water bottles, childrens clothing, magnets and pins! Check out the super sexy womens hoodie black and white version with the design on the back… sleek eh???ladies_freedom_hoodie

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Kitty Love Flip Mino (HD) Design!

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Customized Flip Mino (HD) by Mad Matatu

The coolest and sleekest way to digitally capture High Definition (HD) videos and easily transfer them to your PC now comes with a Custom Mad Matatu Design! 🙂 The cutest cat couple around will shower you with love and affection every time you use your flip mino! Click on the image to go straight to my online store! Great gift too for a loved one.

 

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I AM RAM! Because Aries Rules

A tee every aries should own!

A tee every aries should own!

My newest design for all you ariens out there! As the first sign of the zodiac they’re known to be hard-headed yet extremely sociable and extroverted. Ruled by the planet Mars, Aries is known to exclaim “I AM!” ’nuff said! 🙂 Available in all sizes on dark long or short sleeved Tees

 
 

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Get Your Heart Strings Pulled!

Tirer... s'il vous plait

Tirer... s'il vous plait

“Tirer… S’il vous Plait” says it all and it’s my latest design addition to my cafe press store! A cute and fun design that features a multitude of hearts and strings to stir up the chemistry! Available exclusively to women as sexy thongs, tank or cute tee in white, soft pink, salmon and baby blue. Sizes available in small, medium, large and maternity wear. A perfect gift for your lady love this christmas too!

 

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New Sigg (RT) Water Bottle Design For Sale!

1.0L Swiss made Sigg Water bottle $27.99 only!

1.0L Swiss made Sigg Water bottle $27.99 only!

I LOVE these Swiss engineered water bottles! Safe for the environment, ecological, freeze proof and BPA Free! Throw away those plastic water bottles and save the planet with a reuseable one!

My new bottle design features a retro-modern fantasy fish with Chinese watercolor painting styles and motifs, bright ocean and water inspired colors and a trendy look all around! An original digital design which is signed and dated. You can purchase a 1.0L or 0.6L bottle for under $30! that is a real steal!

 

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Matatu’s Tee Stop Launched!!!!

Hi all! Am so excited to announce the launch of my new cafe press store! I have been busy designing T-shirts, posters, Sigg water bottles, mugs, framed art and wall clocks with original artwork and photographs from my trips around the world! You’ll find some of my old favorites as well as new humor tees for adults and kids alike! Be sure to have a look and sign up for my newsletter to recieve notices of new products available! Happy shopping to all and thanks again for reading my blog! 🙂

Matatus Tee Stop @ cafe press

Matatus Tee Stop @ cafe press

 

HDR faking it with Photoshop

I recently visited the beautiful city of Avignon, France and got snap happy with my trusty Canon point and shoot! While I have yet to discover how to change the settings to take photos at different exposures and create HDR images, I was able to recreate the effects in Photoshop using layers, filters and playing with the sliders to change the saturation, add that glow that seems to engulf all HDR images and while I was at it, I decided to dramatize the sky a wee bit 😉

Here’s the photo before and after:

church, avignon, france

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What is HDR?

In brief, an HDR image (High Dynamic Range) is a series of identical shots taken with a camera at different exposures and then placed one on top of the other to create beautiful photographs that expose every detail sharply. For a more thorough explanation you can refer to the wiki link below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging

 

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