About

Welcome to Maevedragon Creations!

Maevedragon Creations is a t-shirt line with hand-drawn designs by Maeven Smith.

The clothing is printed with high quality inks on soft ring-spun cotton fabric.

A little bit about me

Hi! I’m Maeven. I own and run this business. I’m a homeschooled teenager from California with a passion for crafty and artistic things.

I am 17 years old as of November 2017.

 

The Story of Maevedragon Creations

   If at any point in my childhood someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, the answer always was “an artist!” The thought of running a small business and selling my own art sounded fun to me. It was basically my dream job.

For a while I considered setting up a shop on Etsy and selling handmade items (such as stuffed animals — or plushies, as we call them in the craft world).

But I decided against doing that, because if there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself, it’s that I can’t do the same thing over and over again. I need to be doing something new. I lose interest in projects if they take too long. I bounce around all the time: I get halfway through one project, get an exciting new idea for a different project, and start doing that instead. (I’m 90% certain I’m ADHD so that explains things).

So a business where I have to make the same (or very similar) products in mass would end up being a nightmare for me. Just the thought of making the same thing over and over and over and – UGH. No way.

(To be honest, I’m envious of people who can make the same thing over and over without getting tired. How do you do it?? Must be dark magic).

  Then one day I heard about companies that do printing on demand. You draw your design, and choose a product to put it on (tshirts are most common). When someone buys the product, the drop shipping company prints the item and ships it off to the customer. Awesome!

 

Resources

Visit my Pinterest account where I have gathered together a collection of patterns, tutorials, and inspiration for art projects.

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