Hello from these three wee Santas who will be up in my Etsy shop by TONIGHT!!!
Lots has been happening around here in the last few weeks!
- I am VERY excited to announce that I am now represented by Jennifer Laughran, of Andrea Brown Literary Agency!!! I'm over the moon about having Jennifer as my agent, and can't wait to see what projects we will work on together.
- I spent the last week of October in New York City, catching up with friends and illustrators, eating 5/$1 dumplings, going to museums and seeing a spread from Sonya's Chickens displayed at the Society of Illustrators in their Original Art show, which celebrated the best children's books of 2015! What an honor to be chosen and shown alongside some of the most amazing illustrators alive today!
- I chatted recently with Karen Santhanum of the Storybook Spotlight podcast about my book, Sonya's Chickens and more! Thank you so much to Karen for having me!
- My GRAY AREA zine is now available on Etsy, as well as Best Be Bernie shirts in a new color way, and more!
I picked up my printed inventory from Red Boots Design today! Which means if you're waiting on an Etsy order, it will be processed this week! Wheeee!
As of now, if something you're looking for is not in the shop, then it's probably sold out.
OCTOBER 1st--15th: My Etsy shop opens for a two week pop-up apparel & accessory pre-sale! All items will be made to order and ship out after my shop officially on Nov. 1st.
OCTOBER 4th: I will be at Green Bean Books in Portland, Oregon! This is the re-schedule of my event that had to be cancelled in August. I'll be reading Sonya's Chickens and signing books at Green Bean on NE Alberta St. at 11am! I hope to see you there.
OCTOBER 31st: I'll be tabling at SHORT RUN Comix & Arts Festival in Seattle, WA. Saturday, October 31st 11am-6pm at the Fisher Pavillion at Seattle Center. I'll have zines, cards, feminism duds, signed copies of my book & more!!! Come say hi and show me your Halloween costumes!
NOVEMBER 1st--DECEMBER 15th: My Etsy shop OFFICIALLY re-opens with full inventory (and more will begradually added throughout!)
On October 1st, 2015 my Etsy shop will open for a special APPAREL & ACCESSORY POP-UP! You will have a TWO WEEK WINDOW OF TIME (until Oct. 15th) to order whatever tees etc. your heart desires, which will be made to order, and will ship out after my shop officially launches on November 1st!
This will allow me to make as much inventory as is purchased, i.e. I won’t sell out! It also gives me the freedom to add many *NEW PRODUCTS* such as new t-shirt color ways, kids tees, baby onesies and BERNIE SHIRTS (50% of profits of which will go to the Bernie Sanders campaign)!!!
This will mean that apparel orders are separate from other product orders. For instance, if you’d like to order a print and a t-shirt, you’ll have to do so at different times.
If you want to buy t-shirts, onesies, tote bags etc. you have from October 1st-15th. These orders will ship out in mid November, as they are made to order.
If you want to order prints, cards & other paper products, sculptures and holiday ornaments, you can do so from November 1st-November 15th.
Functioning this way will greatly streamline the way my fulfillment and business works.
All the screen printing of my apparel and accessories is done by the incredible Erin of Red Boots Design, based here in Bellingham, WA. Without her, I couldn't function! To see a video of Erin printing one of my new Feminism tees, check out my Instagram !
Thank you so much for your patience and support!
Holiday Etsy prep is already underway...! Here are some Photoshop mockups of some tees to expect this fall/winter!!!! They are NOT AVAILABLE YET! My shop opens NOVEMBER 1st! (But there's always a possibility of an autumn surprise...stay tuned here for more info to come...)
Please note these are MOCKUPS made in Photoshop. On images that belong to American Apparel. They are for product planning purposes only.
This Wednesday, July 15th you can find limited edition Wahl Sisters pencil bags & Dopp kits in the Wahl Sisters pop-up Etsy shop! The shop is only open for ONE WEEK, so snap them up while you can!!!
My sister Tobie hand makes the bags using fabrics I designed. They are lined with oil cloth, which makes them fantastic not only for toiletries, but art supplies too! Many a time an inky pen has leaked in my Wahl Sisters pencil bag and was completely contained.
After this run, these fabrics will be discontinued! The pop-up shop runs from July 15th-22nd, and after that bags won't be available again until the holidays (with new fabric patterns!)
First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your incredible support. I can’t begin to express how humbled I feel by the constant influx of enthusiasm I receive on a daily basis about my work and my shop.
The time has come for me to implement some changes in my shop. The volume of orders I receive has reached a point to which it is becoming overwhelming to balance all of the work associated with operating a shop along with being a freelance illustrator.
I feel honored to receive the amount of demand and excitement for and about my products that I do. And I do sincerely want to provide people with ways to purchase and enjoy the things that I make. That being said, my primary goal as a working artist is to make work. Yes for the enjoyment of the public, but largely to feed my own creative fire and achieve my own goals. And as my shop grows, time to write new stories and create new paintings and make new sculptures is harder to come by. I trust that you will understand that this change is ultimately an investment in my overall well being and success as an artist!
So, the news is this:
It will be open from November 1st - December 15th 2015, And again from April 1st - May 15th 2016.
Structuring my shop like this will hopefully mean I will have more time in between to come up with exciting new inventory as well as focus on other projects. It will also enable me to be fully focused on processing and shipping orders when my shop is open.
AS FOR RIGHT NOW, I am closing my shop on JUNE 1st 2015, and trying to sell out of as much inventory as possible. ENTER COUPON CODE “SPRING2015” to receive 20% OFF on any order!!!
I WILL still be available for wholesale orders between shop openings.
I also can always be contacted about purchasing original paintings and one of a kind sculptures. For those inquiries please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, keep your eye out for MORE of my work in the Taproot magazine shop! (Details TBA!)
Thank you so much for your support, patience and understanding. Be sure to stay up to date on any current projects here, as well as on my tumblr(s), Twitter, and Facebook page. I will also begin sending out an email newsletter whenever I have news about upcoming events, shows, and projects. If you're interested in receiving that, please subscribe at the bottom of the righthand sidebar.
New Feminism Is Freedom shirts, bags and patches are now up in my Etsy shop!
ENORMOUS THANKS to all my amazing models and photographers. Milla & Charlie, Jon, Jess, Kelsey, Steeb, Tori, Makela, Peter and my dad! Friends rallied from all over the US to help model my Feminism Is Freedom t-shirts, I am so incredibly grateful. Also big thanks to Red Boots Design who printed all of my Feminism merchandise here in Bellingham, WA!
AND: women’s 4XL, 2XL and 3XL shirts will be in the shop by the end of the week!!! (There are a few unisex 2XL & 3XL’s in already).
As Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year approach keep in mind that the LAST day I will be SHIPPING orders this holiday season will be FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19th. After this I'll be taking a break until January 1st, at which time there will be a SALE on holiday related items!
Also, note that although usually it will be quicker, I allot 1-2 WEEKS to process & ship orders. If you have not received a notification that your item has shipped, rest assured it will be on it's way to you as SOON as possible. I am a one-woman operation and a working artist, your support, enthusiasm and patience means the world to me.