Unicorn Stamp Illustration

The Project

A friend of mine who operates her own boutique clothing business created a new way to track special purchases made by her customers by stamping the back of tags and rewarding customers who collect the tags with free merch! Clever!

The Scope

One garment tag stamp illustration featuring a magical, girly unicorn with the text “You Found One!”. I estimated the project would take about 2 hours.

The Options

I created these four options for her to choose from. She decided the cursive version without a border was more fun. She also had me remove her initials. The revisions went very quickly.

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Presenting… The Final Image
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Unicorn Stamp Illustration

What a fun project!

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5 Fascinating Facts About International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year.

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Afganistan, 2002 ceremony at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs

The focus of International Women’s Day ranges from a celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements.

#1. The International Woman’s Day theme for 2016 is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.

A UN Women’s celebratory event is being held in Beijing with musical performances, high-powered speakers and celebrities including President of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette, Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, global philanthropist Melinda Gates, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and actor-director from India Farhan Akhtar, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and luminaries from politics, the arts, activism and philanthropy.

#2. The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York; it was organized by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.

In the West, International Women’s Day was first observed as a popular event after 1977 when the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace.

#3. In Taiwan, International Women’s Day is marked by the annual release of a government survey on women’s waist sizes, accompanied by warnings that weight gain can pose a hazard to women’s health.

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The Yellow Mimosa
#4. In countries like Portugal groups of women usually celebrate on the night of March 8 in “women-only” dinners and parties. 

In other countries, the custom of giving women flowers still prevails. The yellow mimosa is the symbol of International Women’s day in Italy and Russia. In France, it is violets or lily-of-the-valley.

#5. The United States has yet to officially recognize International Women’s Day as a national holiday.

In February, 1994, H.J. Res. 316 was introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters, along with 79 cosponsors, in an attempt to officially recognize March 8 of that year as International Women’s Day. The bill was subsequently referred to, and remained in, the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. No vote of either house of Congress was achieved on this piece of legislation.

Thank you for reading these fascinating facts about International Women’s Day!

Here are a few ways to get involved supporting gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world:

  • Take part in one of UN Women’s campaigns or professional networks.
  • Raise awareness on social media.
  • Donate or volunteer your time to a cause that helps women in your local community.

Your voice matters. Your actions make it real.

For more information, visit
http://www.unwomen.org/en/get-involved 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Draw a Sea Turtle

Learn How to Draw a Sea Turtle in 5 Steps!

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Today I am going to show you how to draw a sea turtle.

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First, you will need some supplies: 

Supplies

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper

Ready to draw? OK!

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Draw an oval on the paper. This will become the body of the turtle. The oval should have a round-ish top and a flat-ish bottom.

Next step!

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A sea turtle’s front legs are paddle-shaped. The back legs are smaller and fan-shaped.

Erase the parts of the shell that overlap with the legs.

Tip: When drawing an unfamiliar subject, use reference photos.

Use this photo as a reference for how your turtle’s legs should look.

Excellent work!

We are done with the hard part!

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Sea turtles have beak-like mouths for crushing and tearing thier food. You could say they are the “hawks of the sea”… but you probably shouldn’t.

Turtle Fact #1: Male and female turtles have different size tails. Female turtle tails do not extend beyond the hind flippers and male turtle tails extend well past the hind flippers. 

Hey, we’re almost done!

HOWTOTURTLE4Draw an eye on your turtle. Erase any parts of the oval that intersect with the turtle’s neck.

To create the shell, draw a long straight line above the flippers extending from the head to the tail.

Use angular, straight lines on top of the shell to indicate where the shell plates connect.

Turtle Fact #2: Turtle shells protect them from predators and provide support for thier internal organs. 

For more terrific turtle facts, visit TurtleTime.org  !

Last Step!

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Use angular lines to draw the turtle’s scutes.

Add two little round nostrils to the turtle’s head.

If you want, give your turtle a home by adding bubbles and seaweed!

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I hope this helped you learn how to draw a sea turtle!

What other types of things would you like to learn how to draw? Let me know in the comments!

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