Life is Shirt…

Truer words can’t be embroidered!

Do you remember the long days of summer from when you were a kid? What happened to them? As far as I can tell, time is getting faster. Which suggests that time is going to continue to pass faster and faster. Oh my!

Anyways, in an effort to slow things down and atleast acknowledge how quickly things are zipping along, I made something special for Twill town!


I bought this shirt with the specific intention of turning it into street art but couldn’t resist wearing it myself first. There is nothing like putting an idea or mantra on your back to really ‘try it on for size’.


Last years backpacking and crafting adventure really drove this idea home for me. I thought a year would last forever but it didnt, and now I’m grateful for the lesson than nothing lasts forever… in fact, life is shirt!

I also heard a rumour that there is ‘Summer is short here, dont mess it up’ graffitti in Newfoundland’s capital city of St.John’s so this is my crafty street art response!


This shirt was installed on July 14 on an abandoned old shop on Twillingate’s main road. It’s right across from Mr & Mrs Scoops so snacks are available to support your viewing experience.


It blends in a bit with the colours of the building but I like that it doesn’t scream for your attention. So similiar to this one, if you notice the old, boarded up place you’ll be rewarded with a bit of fun but if not, no odds!

As you can tell, I’m having a lot of fun decorating the abandoned buildings of Twillingate and I am happy to report that there is atleast one more that I’ve got my eye on.  Now, I just have to wait for creative inspiration to strike!

In the mean time, I’de love to hear from you on how you slow time down and appreciate the good times. A friend in Cambodia used to say; “If you dont enjoy your life, who will?”. So, fill me in on how your do it, in the comment section below or on Insta and Twitter. You knows I love hearing from you!

Also, if you know people in the Twill-area I’de be super grateful if you shared this post: the internet is amazing for sharing but I think this one is best enjoyed in real life! Xo

2 thoughts on “Life is Shirt…

  1. crawcraftsbeasties says:

    Oh, it’s so true! I’m noticing that the weeks are starting to zip by at an unreasonably speedy pace… And I still haven’t figured out the trick of getting them to slow down again! But in my book, a day is well spent if it includes a little walking, swimming or gardening, and a whole lot of craft! I really like your latest piece – the muted colours fit so well with the message! 😀


  2. The Rock Vandal says:

    Hey Crawcraftbeasties, Huzzah to that! I couldnt agree more-the only way to slow it all down is with a bit of movement and craft! Glad we’re on the same page and thanks for your thoughts on the colours. I always love hearing from you!


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