Monday, August 29, 2011
It seems appropriate to post these today since we're having the first rainy day we've had in a while. Both of these drawings are part of the Enormous Tiny Art Show number 10, at Nahcotta Gallery gallery in NH. The Show opens at the gallery on September 1st but you can buy my work online already, right here.
I've been searching for my dream umbrella for a while without much luck. I want to find one with pale checks or or gingham, or even a blue plaid, but there doesn't seem to be such a thing available, and ones that come even close are hundreds of dollars (come on. So for now I'll just have to draw them...
Posted by Julianna at 1:00 PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I think the stars have finally aligned and I'm ready to announce that I'm making some changes to how I sell prints:
I've decided to no longer offer limited editions and instead to have open editions. I've been feeling pretty trapped and overwhelmed by trying to keep track of all these different print runs for a while, it just takes up too much of my time. With open editions I feel like I will be able to streamline my shipping and have more time for actual art-making. Also, this means that popular editions will never sell out and I will no longer have to tell sad people that I'm out of a print.
Changing from limited to unlimited could be kind of fraught after doing it this way for so long, but I also think that most people who are buying prints from me are buying them because they like my artwork, not because they're super concerned about having a limited edition print.
Another reason for this change actually was because it was starting to bother me that my originals and my prints looked almost exactly alike, I think it sort of devalues my original drawings. So, these new prints will still be high quality reproductions but they are going to look totally different from the old ones. I got a brand new fancy professional quality photo printer that makes beautiful archival giclee prints. Instead of the old yellowy rag paper (that I had to cut down to size by hand) these new prints will be on white Somerset Enhanced Velvet paper that makes the colors really sharp and vibrant.
Some more good news for you is because they're no longer going to be limited edition I'm able to lower the price of the new prints to $26 each rather than $30.
I really hope you understand this decision & no one is upset! And should you still want to buy one of the old style prints they will be available until Friday.
Posted by Julianna at 9:59 AM
Monday, August 22, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Aradan and I did a quick overnight camping trip by the Clackamas river a few days ago. We hadn't been to the area but were pleasantly surprised. The river is incredibly clear and blue, there were plenty of nice campsites and it's only an hour from Portland! I foresee a few more trips before summer is over...
Posted by Julianna at 9:57 AM
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A little sketch I did a few weeks ago before the move.
I had to get back into work-mode yesterday and I’m not going to lie, it was rough. Not that I’ve been taking it easy the last few weeks what with all the moving and setting up an entirely new home & work space, but being able to draw means getting into a completely different frame of mind. I’m feeling much more acclimated today though and I'm ready to get things started.
Posted by Julianna at 10:09 PM
Friday, August 12, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Today I can show you a couple more pages from Menagerie, the book of gorgeous animal portraits by Sharon Montrose that I did some illustration and lettering for. This sneak peek includes the BIRDS header I did, one of my favorite in the book. In case you missed my other posts on it the book is being released November 1st, but you can pre-order right now at Amazon. Also, Design Work Life did a nice post on it a few days ago that includes all the pages released so far.
Posted by Julianna at 10:38 AM
Monday, August 8, 2011
Hello! Here are a few little shots of my new apartment (not pictured: giant pile of boxes and bubble wrap). I've been spending the past few days since I returned from the mountains setting up and trying to get my bearings. Things are a little chaotic but currently I'm sitting on the floor (because I have no chairs) drinking sake with gold in it and watching Mad Men with Aradan, so life feels pretty good right now.
( I wish I had some pictures to share of my stay near Mt. Baker but sadly I left without my camera battery charger and a dead battery. C'est la vie!)
Posted by Julianna at 10:40 PM