Crooked Brook

Band T-Shirt Giveaway

I was recently commissioned to do a sketch of Teddy MacSpade, a past and founding member of The Toasters; one of the longest active third wave ska bands. MacSpade still plays occasionally, using the ’68 Goldtop Les Paul and the ’71 Sunburst Strat he did back in the day.

When I was done with the sketch, I wanted to send them a little something extra as a thank-you so, I scanned and emailed it to my friends at Crooked Brook to have a couple t-shirts printed.

They loved it and since t-shirts are very popular with bands, I decided to offer a giveaway to bands, musicians or recording artists to have a sketch of themselves printed on t-shirts. All the winner has to do is:

Send me a photo. . .

Teddy MacSpade

I’ll create a sketch. If you’d like I can add your band name and/or text.

Teddy MacSpade Sketch

I’ll email a copy off to Crooked Brook (the t-shirt printer I’m partnering with to sponsor this) and. . .

BOOM! DTG, Bitches!

Teddy MacSpade t-shirt

The winner will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter and they will receive:

• A digital copy of the sketch that the band or musician can use in whatever ways they see fit (all I ask is, as a courtesy, I am mentioned as the artist).

• Two (or one for each band member in the photo), white, unisex, Gildan, G200 6.1 oz. Ultra Cotton® T-Shirts made in 100% preshrunk cotton (in a size of the winner’s choosing) with the sketch of the winner’s band printed on the front or back.

Although the most popular method of printing t-shirts is screen printing, Crooked Brook t-shirts are printed using Direct To Garment Printing (DTG) which is the process of using inkjet printers to print an image directly onto t-shirts without the use of screens that are needed for screen printing, which requires a lot of setup e.g., creating screens for each color. In addition, DTG printing uses eco-friendly, water soluble ink, unlike some screen printing methods that layer Plastisol (a suspension of PVC particles in a plasticizer) on top of the t-shirt. The only requirement for DTG printing is for the image to be high resolution, resulting in photograph quality printing with no setup fee or minimums for custom t-shirts.

Terms and Conditions:

You must be 18 years or older to enter.

You must be a recording artist, musician, or part of a band in order to win (ie. this is not for a fan/groupie to have their favorite group drawn and put on a t-shirt).

The winner has 48 hours to reply with a high resolution photograph or a new winner will be chosen.

Physical address required for shipping; no PO boxes, US recipients only residing in one of the 48 contiguous states.

Sara Kerr will email a digital copy of the sketch to the winner within 30 days of contest end and reserves the right to use it as a sample of her work for her portfolio (online and print).

Crooked Brook will ship the prize to the winner within 30 days of receiving the digital sketch from Sara Kerr.

Click Here to Enter the Band Sketch T-Shirt Giveaway!

*Please note that you will be directed to the Rafflecopter site*

Winner of MMA-Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Custom Polo Shirt Giveaway 1

Congratulations YANES! You are the lucky winner of a custom Jiu Jitsu polo shirt!

You have been contacted by email and have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. Crooked Brook will ship the polo to you within 30 days of contest end. Physical address required for shipping; no PO boxes.

Enjoy, Yanes!

Thank you to everyone who participated and check back often (or subscribe on the left) for more giveaways in the near future 😉 Free stuff! Why wouldn’t you want in on that?

First Impressions Sell!

On a recent trip back home to New York I visited with my good friends at Crooked Brook. When I worked for them in their studio I had a menagerie of jobs [almost too many to list], but for the purpose of this post, I’ll tell you I did modeling for them.

…For those of you who don’t know, Crooked Brook is a design label used by the Broad Street Studio’s art division [and I’m sure this still means nothing to you, but I promise there is a point to this post]. Crooked Brook is known around the world for their high-quality, custom-made chef apparel, made in the USA [That’s the United States of America, not United South Asia] They also offer a wide selection of custom embroidered apparel…

Crooked Brook chef coat being modeling by Sara Kerr.I modeled an array of chef coats, hoodies, hats, and polo shirts, learned tips and techniques to improve my modeling skills and how to get the perfect shot to impress anyone, whether they’re shopping for a chef coat or not.

While I was visiting the studio, Pam showed me a link to one of their customer’s blogs. Apparently I did something right modeling their coats because Jason Sandeman was convinced to participate in a Chef Coat Giveaway with Crooked Brook after seeing this photo of me [left] on Crooked Brook’s site.

The reason I’m sharing this is because I was absolutely shocked [in a good way] by how Jason described the photo. His exact words were, “…she’s the one who sold me on it! I love the attitude. The Fuck-You-My-Bearnaise-is-Perfect-and-I’ll-cut-your-balls-off-if-you-touch-it kind of attitude. That’s what will get her in the door.” You can read Jason’s full post about the chef coat giveaway on his blog “Well Done Chef!” and also get some really great cooking tips, advice on eating right, recipes and perhaps some more chef coat giveaways with Crooked Brook!

I admit I have a tendency to not smile in many photos, but the fact that he worded it that way makes me chuckle every time I read it because it’s not the first time I’ve been told I look like I’ll become violent if you so much as look at me wrong. Here are a few examples of my modeling work with the studio…

Sara Kerr modeling Crooked Brook apparel.

Despite the fact that I’m blogging about it, my modeling history isn’t exactly something I flaunt. I’m a rather modest person to begin with and having people look at me is a tad awkward though I suppose it’s just a medium I would have to get used to if I choose to pursue it. At any rate, I guess I have a very distinct style that say’s, “don’t fuck with me!” [hence the “Kerrminator” title] So, if there is anyone out there looking for a pissed-off-looking model, contact me! HAHA!