Lord of the Strings

Lord of the Strings Guitar Lord of the Strings Banjo Lord of the Strings Guitar Lord of the Strings Bass Lord of the Strings Mandolin Lord of the Strings Violin Lord of the Strings Cello Lord of the Strings Dulcimer Lord of the Strings Sitar Lord of the Strings Tennis Lord of the Strings Racquetball Lord of the Strings Lacrosse Lord of the Strings Badminton


Original Designs for Musicians and Athletes

The Story

It Started With My Son and A Guitar

My son is an amazing musician, a guitarist. In the fall of 2006 I saw a t-shirt design that I didn't like, but I liked the tagline "Lord of the Strings." I allowed my mind to churn and my creative juices started flowing. I soon had designed, and have since copyrighted, the word Lord where the letter "d" is a musical instrument.

I created the design in Photoshop, put it on a t-shirt and sent the image to my son asking if he'd like one for Christmas. "NO," was his reply. "Mom, you know I don't like anything but plain black t-shirts." I was discouraged because I thought my idea was so brilliant.

About a month later I received an e-mail from CafePress.com telling me I'd sold one of those t-shirt designs? Really?! Then I sold another, and another, and so it started.

Additional Instruments Were Added

I expanded my designs by making them for every stringed instrument I knew of: mandolin, banjo, harp, bass, violin, cello, sitar, dulcimer. Now I had 9 musical designs plus a Treble Clef design.

Lord of the Strings Treble Clef Treble Clef by Sybil A. Bissell

Then Came The Ladies

Knowing that women also play all the instruments I've mentioned, I decided to redo my design as "Lady of the Strings" where the letter "d" in Lady was replaced by a stringed instrument. After I created all of those designs I sent off another Copyright application to the U.S. Copyright Office.

Then Came The Sports

After the ladies designs were complete the idea of using my design for althletes popped into my head. Photoshop was my constant friend. I revised my designs for both men and women for stringed sports equipment: tennis, racquetball, badminton, and lacrosse.

Then Came The Swing

Adding one more design to this collection, altering my image slightly, was Lord of the Swing (featuring table tennis, hockey, golf, badminton, tennis, cricket, racquetball, baseball and lacrosse) and Lady of the Swing (featuring hockey, table tennis, field hockey, softball, lacrosse, golf, racquetball, badminton and tennis). Take a look at the designs.

Purchasing My Designs

I appreciate each and every person who decides to purchase one of my designs. Soon, my images will be screen printed on clothing and available on this website.

Partnering With Me

If you are investor who can really make something of my designs on a larger scale please contact me.

Lady of the Strings Guitar Lady of the Strings Violin Lady of the Strings Banjo Lady of the Strings Harp Lady of the Strings Cello Lady of the Strings Mandolin Lady of the Strings Bass Lady of the Strings Dulcimer Lady of the Strings Sitar Lady of the Strings Tennis Lady of the Strings Badminton Lady of the Strings Lacrosse Lady of the Strings Racquetball