Meet Leah, Meet TeeTalk!

by Leah on January 25, 2012

Leah at HideYourArms

Hello everyone, my name is Leah Williams and I am happy to say that I am a new blogger here at HideYourArms. I will be a general blogger, seeking out cool shirts, as well as interesting sites and telling you all about them — otherwise known as me having fun! A little about myself:I love tees (surprise, surprise). I collect, wear, search out and love to discover as many as I can. By day, I am a cake decorator at an old-fashioned bakery in Virginia, and by night I am a sculptor of cute, clay creatures called Little Lazies. Go swing by and take a visit sometime, and check out my shop as well. I also happily help Rick Waters, owner of OMUNKY, moderate a newly relaunched chatroom called TeeTalk! It is basically a place to talk about everything t-shirt related — we welcome everyone; designers, bloggers, t-shirt fans and even those that print the tees we love so much. Our first chatroom session was last Thursday and it was definitely a fun time!

Andy suggested I recap the first TeeTalk session for my first post here at HYA, and to possibly do a series of posts retelling the events that unfold each time we meet, and I thought that was a great idea! I would like to get a lot of you t-shirt fans and artists excited to come join us, because the more the merrier, especially when talking tees.

Our session last week was a success, no doubt about that, and we had a nice turn out. Not only were there a number of t-shirt enthusiasts there, several artists showed up as well. Some of them including of course TeeTalk’s very own, Rick Waters, owner and designer at OMUNKY, Jared Moraitis, a favorite artist of mine who is best known as Beastpop and Daniel J. Newman a.k.a Quakerninja. Nader Boraie also made an appearance, a designer and also owner of one of my personal favorites, Labyrinth Clothing. Amongst us were also Jared Thompson and Kelly Murphy from Tee Gazette and Shane Matthew Stiles from custom printing company, Threadbird. Joining in on the TeeTalk as well was Paul Espinoza creator of The UTee. We even chatted to the owner of Cardinal Cotton, a soon to be launched clothing company. There were so many interesting folks there, it was truly a pleasure to meet and converse with them all…

The chat started with a delightful meet and greet and (as I mentioned before), me being a big fan of tees and of those who design and print them, this was a big treat for me to meet and talk with the ones I admire; I live for moments like these. We then talked on a multitude of things from favorite t-shirt brands and designers to favorite style of blanks, from owls to Oreo cookies — like I said, it was a very fun time. For several minutes we even opened the chat up to artists to display their designs for us as a whole to critique and comment on, it doesn’t get any better than that.

Some of the Favorites Discussed at TeeTalk!
Brands: Miles to Go, Ugmonk, 8-bit Zombie, OMUNKY, Labyrinth
Artists: Wotto, Godmachine, Jublin, Hydro 74, Beastpop
Blanks: American Apparel tri-blend and 50/50, Tultex, Gildan Soft Style

The next TeeTalk will be coming up sometime in mid-February, and I will make sure to keep everyone up to date with more info, that’s for sure!

Photo: Wearing Beastpop’s, “KROOL AID”
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Cost: $18


  • Tabitha Payne

    Great Blog!! The first TeeTalk was very fun!

  • Deppeshclothing

    Check out my clothing line…

  • Coty

    What’s up Leah!

  • Simon Grondin
  • Rangga

    hi Leah! :D

  • Little Lazies

    Leah here — thanks for the warm welcome!

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