The “MAINE” lobster kids t-Shirt by Painted Turtle Illustrations is a bright butter yellow featuring one of Maine’s most notorious creatures – the lobster! Did you know that there is a very rare blue lobster (estimated one in 2 million!) that is sometimes caught? This t-shirt spells out Maine with red lobsters and one blue lobster and is printed on a bright yellow t-shirt and could NOT be cuter!
The idea for Painted Turtle Illustration originated back in 1989 when Leane started a children’s t shirt company called Sweetpea’s Tees. The business was put on hold after a few years as Leane’s life as a mother of three became a little too hectic to maintain a side business. It wasn’t until a few years ago when Kate unearthed the original Sweetpea’s T shirts (the same ones she wore when she was four years old) that the business was brought back to life and re-branded as Painted Turtle Illustration. The designs have received a bit of a facelift and been expanded upon, but the whimsical spirit of the original designs has been preserved.