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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Fun News and New Giveaway to celebrate Driftwear!

My new 'Rettogirl' blog widget is finally UP and grab-able! So if you have a blog, feel free to grab the code (just copy and paste it into your sidebar) and place little 'ol Rettogirl on your page! Now that I know how to do this, I'm looking forward to making new widgets!

Widgets can be kind of tricky (especially if coding is not your forte) so I'm pretty proud.

As for memorizing my lines - thanks for all the stress-free suggestions. I found a FANTASTIC Iphone app called Mentalcase and an online study program that exchanges with mentalcase called Flashcard Exchange. I've been able to first study my cards on the phone then record audio with each of the lines and play it like a slide show, so all I have to do is listen and repeat while I drive - it's brilliant and I've already memorized many of my lines!

Isabella Whitney at work making hand pulled silkscreened Driftwear t-shirts

Now on to some fun stuff!

As promised a NEW GIVEAWAY is in the works to celebrate the APRIL 19th LAUNCH of Driftwear!

Isabella has graciously donated a white Bear t-shirt ($25 us dollar value) in the winner's size choice of S,M,L,XL male or female. These shirts are 100% organic cotton made in America by American Apparel. And as a SPECIAL treat in addition to the typical black Isabella is offering the white t-shirt with a limited edition color print of the bear in red, blue or green to one of my readers!

Driftwear BEAR design by Isabella Whitney

Here are the conditions:

  • Open to anyone anywhere
  • Come back here and leave a comment letting us know WHY oh why you need to win a Driftwear Bear shirt!
  • A winner will be chosen on the April 19th to celebrate the official launch of Driftwear! A check of all requirements will be made and a random digital number widget will be used to generate a winner. On the 19th at 10pm (the opening time of the Esty Driftwear shop) a winner will be announced here!

The Driftwear Bear shirt designed by Isabella Whitney
-Ciao Amarettogirl

Reader Comments (28)

I love love LOVE bears :) it's a nickname that I grew up with, my mom called us the Bears family...and I've carried it on with my husband :) just love bears!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

cos it reflects my mood on most mornings. -__-

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersuzeebanshee

I love the clean and minimal illustration style. I'd like it for myself but honestly, my boyfriend is going through a t-shirt slump right now and getting this for him would allow me to toss some of his raggedy ones. Everyone wins! Either way....great work!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Belle

That is a different kind of bear and I like it.
And I like your widget, just paste it in my blog.
Thank You

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhappy

LOVE the widget you can expect me to place it on my ...website? i have a website not a blog will it still work? if not than :( if so then :) lol anyway awesome contest i SO want to enter it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The bear is so unique i love the way it was shaped and it does remind me of a really new and artistic way of viewing a bear.!!!!!!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRina

LOL i just created a facebook just for this and once i got on i could not get off facebook DOES suck you in lol. Anyway LOVES YA!xoxxo P.s. i said the bears name should be Phillip

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRina

This bear shirt is so awesome. I tell bear jokes a lot for some reason, so this would be awesome to have. Also, it would make my boyfriend totally jealous.

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

the shirt is cool and simple.

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergustosa

I've been totally wanting one since I saw her in Swartley doing the block prints, and I really REALLY want it. It is a desire that surpasses everything else in the universe, and I would totally wear it and show it off and make people jealous of the awesome bear shirt.

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHanna

i have been looking for the perfect white t-shirt and this couldn't have come at a better time! Love the bear! xo
ps: i haven't received the goodies yet..

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSalmezan

It's Cool who doesn't like bear shirts

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCristhian S.

Enter me please! I commented in Name Bear post!
I would wear this t-shirt because I think that's very original and I hope to be the most cool in the university!
I'm a fan of Driftwear on Facebook (Ana Belén R M)


April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAna Belém

Enter me please!!
I'm a fan on FB of driftwear as Victoria Rom.

I comment on NAME THE BEAR post!!! (my name = Little John hahaha)

And I need this t-shirt because the design is great and very original!!

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

I love the name 'Driftwear'. This shirt is fantastic! Way to go girl!

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermarcie

i need this t-shirt because, as hard as it is to believe, i don't currently own a shirt with a bear on it :)

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervrock

I need this T-shirt because once I graduate I'll have something to remember Swartley by!

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHadar

I need to win this t-shirt because i have loved animals and especially bears since i was little. my first encounter with a bear was in the middle of the woods out in Montana. This bear was a black bear cub crossing a trail path right in front of the horses we were riding. From that moment on I felt a special connection with black bears. They are completely misunderstood and on their way to extinction. I am so passionate about saving animals from extinction, especially black bears. im so glad that you designed this amazing bear logo. it is brilliantly done and i commend your terrific work.

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

i need to win this Driftwear shirt obviously because it will give me something to remember its designer by (isn't fashion a celebration of the minds that create it?) but also because i can already imagine that it will become my staple "lucky shirt." i will wear it always- to school, at home, to sleep. i can see it seamlessly (no pun intended) becoming a part of my wardrobe, and i hope to the moon and back that i get to be the proud owner!

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterB

*ALSO: i don't have a facebook so I can't become a fan or comment on the group's wall, but i have been commenting on the driftwear page and will continue to do so!

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterB

Hey Amarettogirl!

Thanks for checking out my blog and for the ramble :) Let me know if you ever need your fine stationery done.... you know where you can find me :)


April 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermarsinah

I became a fan! Thank you for this giveaway :)

samyrocks92 at msn dot com

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSamy

I commented on Driftwear's Blog! ^.^ I requested the bear be named Gerard.

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSamy

Yay, third comment :)

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSamy



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