This is followed by the magical moment when he raises the frame and has his design printed for the first time. Rafa kindly suggested that I try it myself and so I printed the beautiful drawing he had prepared especially for MAKA. The moment I saw my first print, I understood all the emotion he felt in his work.
The next step is to dry the items in a special oven that draws the water out of the ink.
His T-shirts, sweatshirts and fabric bags are then marketed on his website and in shops in Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma. You can also meet Rafa in his workshop or at some festivals in the Canary Islands.
It is even possible to ask him for special orders to help him finance himself.
Though you may have noticed that his motif for Maka with the little sparrow – with a head full of ideas – does not quite do justice to the popular “birdbrain” expression.