National Aviary Maker Challenge – Roseate Spoonbill

The National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. Located in right here in Pittsburgh, on the historic North Side, The National Aviary’s diverse collection comprises more than 500 birds representing more than 150 species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.

On July 1, 2017 The Aviary announced The Maker Challenge, a partnership with the Monmade, which is trade group for creative, maker-based entrepreneurs that we are a part of here in Pittsburgh and we were honored to be among the 18 chosen local makers for The Maker Challenge.

The Maker Challenge features one local craft business, maker enterprise, or entrepreneurial artist each month who have been hand selected to create new and exclusive products for their gift shop. Each Maker was assigned a particular bird and month in the Aviary to highlight the conservation struggles and efforts worldwide for that particular species.

Our month is March 2018 and our special bird is The Roseate Spoonbill, a wading bird of the ibis family with distinctive white, buff-yellowand pink feathers. Once common, the Roseate Spoonbill was avidly hunted for its plumagein the US to near-extinction in Mid-to-Late 1800s. Now returning and found in the coastal Gulf regions of the Southern US, as well as in the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Shown here (and the last photo below) are some of the illustrations and designs that we created exclusively for The National Aviary to carry in their gift shop, and available there through the summer of 2019. Our suite of products include prints of all 3 of the above illustrations in 2 standard sizes (8×10 and 114×14 inches), as well as greeting cards, tea towels and canvas tote bags too.

As a part of our Maker Challenge Month, Allison did a silkscreen print demo at the The National Aviary onto blank greeting cards of our new Peace Dove design that also double as a coloring page that both the little ones and grown ups can color, (or leave as is in striking black & white) to frame or to send to friends and family. If you are heading to The National Aviary in March, definitely drop by the front entrance gift shop and check out our Roseate Spoonbill exclusive pieces, as well as the items from some of the previous artists in The Maker Challenge!

New Release! 2013 Sun Lion Wall Calendar & Art Print

Hello there! Meet our new Sun Lion. He’ll be here all year-long through 2013 (and more!) to help you keep track of each day, in a sunny bright way.

Never wonder what day it is again! Our new, bright & cheerful sun-faced Lion is here to help and keep you company every single day of the year.

And, with a handy little perforation between the Lion and the dates, you can pop the artwork into a 12×12 record sized frame when the year is done. See below. Boom!

All hand illustrated by us and wonderfully printed on an offset press here in Pittsburgh. Bright, smart, & ready to hang on any wall and keep you company throughout the year.

With incredible detail & vibrant colors and archival inks and archival, eco-certified 100lb cover paper we think you’ll love the addition of a Sun Lion in your life too.

This fresh-faced-fellow is now available in our webshop here and also in our Etsy shop here.

– Edition: Limited edition of 200 Each print is hand signed and titled.

– Size: As the complete Calendar, 12×18 inches (30.48cm x 45.72cm). Remove the Calendar portion at the bottom and the art print portion is 12×12 inches (30.48cm x 30.48cm).

– Paper: Mohawk Via Bright White, 100lb cover weight which is an archival, no-acid, American manufactured paper by Mohawk using Wind Power electricity. Produced with 30% post consumer recycled content. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Green Seal Certified.

Framed 2013 Calendar version:

Framed 12×12 inch record frame sized art print after detaching the Calendar!


New Release! Black Cat Lucky 13 Art Print.

Here kitty kitty…

Being born on a Friday the 13th, Allison takes a special delight in all things symbolically “unlucky”. And, being a bit of a bookworm, well, our smartie pants black cat here originally  created for a poster that we did for Jackie Kashian’s CD release party seemed like a fun art print to create for Halloween 2012.

This art print is now available in our webshop here and also in our Etsy shop here. 3 colors, and all expertly hand silkscreen printed in our studio here in Pittsburgh, this print is ready to help you celebrate every day of the year. Bring a little backwards luck into your world with this erudite kitty cat.

– Inks: 3 colors with hand-mixed scarlet red and midnight black non-toxic water based silkscreen inks.

– Edition: Limited edition of 200. Each print is hand signed and numbered by strawberryluna.

– Size: 16 x22 inches (45.7 cm x 61 cm).

– Paper: Archival, no-acid, recycled content, American made Cougar Opaque White, 100lb cover weight.

– Fits beautifully into either a standard 16″ x 20″ frame by trimming the border, or into an 18″ x 24″ frame as is with a matte.

New Art Print Release: Poppies

Now that we are fully into the summer, it’s time to introduce our new sun-baked and semi-abstract, small art print, “Poppies”.

Bright, overlapping poppies waving together against a deep sun filled background. Two peas in a pod!

Playing with imaginary nature and abstract shapes is something we love to do. Every now and again a quick experimental sketch becomes something worth playing with further. This art print is based off of the illustration for our new Andrew Bird and Death Cab For Cutie poster, which you can see here.

Please note, this is a digital and giclee archival print (not a silkscreen print)
of an original illustration by strawberryluna. Each print is hand titled and signed.

  • Designed to be flexible and fit beautifully into an 11×14 sized frame with a matte, or you easily trim down the border area so that it can fit or 8.5 x 11 or 8×10 sized standard frame quite easily.
  • Size: Paper size is 9.5 x 12.75 inches (24.13 cm x 32.4 cm). Image size measures 6.5 x 9.5 inches (16.5 cm x 24.1 cm).

“Poppies” is now available in our webshop here and also in our Etsy store here. Ready to go to a new home and brighten your walls! $20

  •  Additional photo below shows how this print might looked framed. (Sold unframed & without a matte.)

Click any of the above images for more info or to purchase.

Ho Ho Holidays – December Sale in our @Etsy Shop!

The Holidays should be fun, easy, bright, and definitely not stressful. OK, we know that they often do end up being a bit stressy. To that end, we hope to help.

All December long we’re offering our HOHOHOLIDAYS Coupon Code for 15% off of any and all orders through our Etsy Shop. No matter what your total damage? We’re here to lessen it.

We’ll be shipping just about every single day in December to wherever you are, or to whomever you wish. We’re happy to ship directly to your gift recipients. And you know what? We even include customize gift notes for you.

Need expedited shipping? No problem! We’re experts at that too. We can ship via USPS, FedEx and Overnight Express. You name it, we can do it most any time. Feel free to inquire about expedited shipping costs!

Click the above or below images to visit our Etsy Shop and during checkout use the Coupon Code: HOHOHOLIDAYS for 15% off of everything!

HOHOHOLIDAYS Now through December 31st.

Happy & brightest Holidays to you!

New art print release: Tiger Birds, Moogfest Synth Art Show art print!

Hand silkscreen printed 3-color art print, "Tiger Birds", a part of the 2011 Moogfest Synth Art Print Show, now available! Click for more info or to purchase.

Tiger Birds, Moogfest 2011 Synth Art Show art print – brand new release!

We were super excited to be a part of the official Moogfest Synth Art Print show this year. 15 silkscreen printmaking rock poster artists were invited to create an original print using the space & time twisting sounds Moog as inspiration.

What do you see? Is it a panting Tiger? Is it two interlocked birds? It’s both! It’s everything all at once. Grarrr-tweet!

This is our art print for 2011’s Moogfest Synth Art Show, Tiger Birds. Inspired the man and the machine, Moog.

The Moogfest Synth Art Show is a super popular event and a part of the incredible Moogfest, happening this year on October 28, 29 & 30, 2011 in Asheville, NC. Moogfest is the annual event that honors the remarkable vision of Robert Moog and his amazing musical inventions that changed the course of music.

For more information about the amazing Moogfest click here and for the Synth Art Show click here.

Tiger Birds is our all hand silkscreen printed art print with hand mixed Transparent Cyan, Bright Red, and Midnight Black water based acrylic silkscreen inks. Edition of 100. Size: 16 x 22 inches (30.5cm x 30.5 cm.) Paper: no acid, archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

Tiger Birds is now available both in our webstore here and also in our Etsy shop here.

Dig process photos of the hand silkscreen printmaking process? Check out a selection of photos below, or visit my Flickr stream here.

Setting up the first color for "Tiger Birds", our Moogfest art print. Click for more info and more process photos.

A silkscreen print in the making: 1st color printed, Tiger Birds. Click for more info and more process photos.

Registering the 2nd color on our new silkscreen print, Tiger Birds. Click for more info and more process photos.

Ready to print the 3rd & final color for our silkscreen Tiger Birds art print. Click for more info and more process photos.

All done! Our brand new hand silkscreen printed art print, "Tiger Birds", for the 2011 Moogfest Synth Art Show. Click for more info and more process photos.

New release! Screens’n’Spokes “Thinking Of You” silkscreen art print

"Thinking Of You", new 3-color hand silkscreen printed art print for the MS150 Screens''n'Spokes art show & team. Click for more info & to purchase.

If you love your bike and you love your love, and you both love bicycles? Well, this is the print for you!

Thinking Of You” is our 2011 contribution to the amazing Screens’n’Spokes (aka S’n’S) MS 150 Team and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of their efforts and art shows again this year to help raise awareness and money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In just 5 years, the Screens’n’Spokes Team has raised over $200,000 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through enlisting top printmaking artists to create new art prints for sale through the S’n’S annual art show and their Etsy Shop.

Once again this year S’n’S will be organizing a month long art show in Philadelphia with hand printed art work from over 15 Gig Poster artists. Mugshots CoffeeHouse on Fairmount has graciously hosted S’n’S for all five seasons.

Check below for more details about the incredible Screens’n’Spokes team, their fundraising, the S’n’S show and the artists involved:

Thinking of You” is our 3-color, all hand silkscreen printed art print, carefully printed one layer at a time, with soft cloud grey, bright love red, and black hand-mixed and non-toxic water based silkscreen inks. Edition of 200. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: no acid, archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

This new art print is now available for sale in a bunch of places for your convenience too.

1. The Screens’n’Spokes Etsy shop here where all proceeds from the sale of any prints benefits the MS Society.

2. From our website here, with a portion of each sale going to the MS Society.

3. From our own Etsy shop here with a portion of each sale going to the MS Society.

4. From the show itself at Mugshots in Philadelphia in the lovely Fairmount section of the city with a portion of each sale going to the MS Society.

This is a limited edition print, so once it’s gone, it’s gone baby!

Below are some photos of the hand silkscreen printing process, and feel free to hop on over to our Flickr page where tons more process photos live!

"Thinking Of You" art print process: 1st color (grey) printed. Click for more info & more process photos of the silkscreen printing process.

"Thinking Of You" art print process: 2nd color (red) ink on the screen, ready to go. Click for more info & more process photos of the silkscreen printing process.

"Thinking Of You" art print process: 2nd color printed. Click for more info & more process photos of the silkscreen printing process.

"Thinking Of You" art print process: 3rd & final ink layer (black) ready to print. Click for more info & more process photos of the silkscreen printing process.

"Thinking Of You" art print process: 3rd color printed & done. Click for more info & more process photos of the silkscreen printing process.


New poster released: Belle & Sebastian, UK Tour poster!


New Belle & Sebastian UK Tour poster, 2-color & all hand screenprinted. (Click for more info or to purchase.)

Huge big yay! So excited yet again, we just can’t help it. Belle & Sebastian are pretty much my favoritest favorite band, and have been for well close to 15 years. So, we’re beyond-all-reason-honored and thrilled to have been able to design and hand screenprint their limited edition 2010 United Kingdom Tour promotional show poster (our 4th poster for the lovelies from Glasgow).


Write About Love, love.

Simply put? They’re the bestest.

This time we did a blue companion poster to our North American Tour Poster (See it HERE) and the start of a love letter is my all hand screenprinted poster for the fantastic Belle & Sebastian with peacock blue and midnight black hand-mixed acrylic silkscreen inks. An Artist’s Edition of 100 is available here, and are signed & numbered (by me, strawberryluna) so I will have a limited few available for sale. Size: 16×22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

This poster will be available at shows on the UK tour dates, and here as I have just a portion of the run available for sale here, so they will go quick!

Now onsale & available for purchase from my website & webstore here and also available at my Etsy shop here.

And lo! A few process photos are below, taken while hand screenprinting this poster. Click on any of the below images to see larger versions and more at my Flickr account.


Films waiting to be burned to make screens so I can get to printin' Belle & Sebastian's new UK Tour poster. We started bright & early! (Click to see more photos or a larger version.)


Getting ready to do the very first pull on Belle & Sebastian's UK Tour poster. (Click to see more photos or a larger version.)


1st color& 1st print for Belle & Sebastian's UK 2010 tour poster. (Click to see more photos or a larger version.)


All done & on the rack! Note the darkness, it's a long day printing 600 posters by hand 🙂 (Click to see more photos or a larger version.)




Dirty Dozen Interview on Poster Rocket. ZOOOOOOM!


Six in one...

Six in one...

Shazam! I done got interviewed Ma!

The poster art and design blog Poster Rocket just published a Dirty Dozen interview with me, and it’s sure to answer all of your burning questions about strawberryluna. Well, maybe not all of them. But some of the biggies are covered, most definitely. Secrets about my early formative years as a writer, how I never planned on being a printmaker and poster designer, and what deceased musicians would best love to do a poster for, in an alternate universe are all revealed.

The Dirty Dozen is Poster Rocket’s choice of 12 posters from a single artist or studio coupled with an interview. It’s a good time and be sure to check out the Poster Rocket site for past installments as well as the bevy of rock poster hotness featured every day. Or, be brave and submit your own (legit!) posters for review.

Half dozen in the other.

Half dozen in the other.