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I Made It! Market Jr. & Healthy Living show

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It’s our first craft show of 2013! Yay!

We’ll be at the I Made It! Market’s Jr. & Healthy Living show on April 20th from 12-4pm, vending and having lots of family friendly fun. We be bringing lots of Alphabet Prints and art prints as well as rock posters and lunch bags for the kiddos and grown ups alike.

IMI! Jr. & Healthy Living is held at Bakery Square in the Eastside / Shadyside neighborhood. It’s a free and very family friendly event with over 50 vendors.

There will be booths outside & inside too (we’ll be inside) and lots do for all ages!

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I Made It! Jr. pops back into Bakery Square on Saturday, April 20th from 12 – 4 pm for a market filled with lovelies made for our littlest friends and family members. Find clothing, accessories, art prints, toys, plush, cards, backpacks, gift items, and more all locally crafted and handmade. This event also features healthy living options including natural bath and body products, beautiful ceramic kitchenware, repurposed and green housewares, organic clothing, vegan baked goods and more.

IMI Jr/Healthy Living is a part of the 2nd Annual BkSq Family Fun in the Square from Noon-3pm featuring live music by DJ Matt Donnelly and the kid-friendly entertainment duo The Gab and Josh Show. Find balloon twisters from Airheads Balloons, BkSq and Farm to Table Pittsburgh will be hosting family friendly activities, and Franktuary and BRGR Food Trucks will be on-site as well! Over 21+ guests can enjoy beer for a suggested donation which will benefit the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Kids Marathon & Kids of STEEL program! Family Fun in the Square is a FREE all ages event. We hope to celebrate Earth Day together at BkSq

So come on out and enjoy the day!

  • What: I Made It! Jr. & Healthy Living show.
  • Where: Bakery Square on Penn Avenue both outside and inside (next to Jimmy John’s)
  • When: Saturday April 20th from 12-4

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Fresh Spring Trio Instagram Giveaway!

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It’s the first day of Spring!

Hooray! Finally, blue skies, softer breezes and warmer air are on the way here in the Northeast. Can’t come a moment too soon. To celebrate 2 of my super talented and fellow Pittsburgh artist friends garbella +  Redraven Studios & I strawberryluna have teamed up to bring you a special welcome-to-spring-giveaway on Instagram!

We are giving away all 3 of the above items: Diamond Tote Bag (by garbella), Spring Cardinal print (by strawberryluna), and Arrowhead Earrings (by Redraven Studios) to 1 lucky winner!

Here’s how it works, to enter our #SpringTrio Giveaway:

  • Repost the above photo on Instagram. You can screencap it to repost.
  • Tag your repost: #springtrio
  • (If your Instagram account is private then comment on one of our 3 posts that you shared the #SpringTrio giveaway post above instead.)
  • And follow all 3 of us on Instagram: @redravenstudios + @strawberryluna + @garbella.

Our #SpringTrio Giveaway ends at midnight on Friday March 22nd (EST)

We will choose a winner at random on Saturday morning (the 23rd of March) and announce the winner on Instagram with a special photo shout out from all 3 of us.

Thanks so much and good luck!

Winter Guide Illustration for The Pittsburgh City Paper

Happy Winter Pittsburgh!

We’re really excited about our first illustration gig for The Pittsburgh City Paper, and doubly stoked that it’s the cover illustration for the 2013 Winter Guide.

Our chilly, sled loving bird in the ChillyBurgh is an olde timey Steeler fan as he graces the cover. The issue came out Wednesday, January 15th and will be around for one week around the city. And there’s even a digital edition here too.

Covering arts, music, theater, dance, excercise and cool things to do all around the city the Winter Guide is loaded with information about the things that make Pittsburgh so darn awesome. Don’t miss the much anticipated Pittsburgh City Paper Winter Guide!

AIGA Pittsburgh Creative Briefs Podcast strawberryluna Interview

 

Ever hear the sound of your own voice and think it sounds super weird? Welcome to the next hour and change of our lives!

We had the supreme pleasure of spending a cold winter January evening in our studio in Friendship talking with the awesome duo of John DeGore and Carl Hueslman from AIGA Pittsburgh‘s creatives-interview podcast, Creative Briefs.

And now the (thrilling! chilling!) interview with us is live! Click here or click the above to listen in. John & Carl asked really great questions, and we also took some super fun question from the social media universe. And you *know* that’s always a good time.

Check out AIGA Pittsburgh’s Creative Briefs on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the Creative Briefs homepage here with the full archive of their interviews and blog posts too.

Creative Briefs also invited us to utilize our pinning skills too and create a Board on Pinterest with fun stuff from things that came up in our interview too. Yay fun! See our Pinterest Board with some of our history and influences for Creative Briefs here (or click below!)

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Got questions for us? Submit them to the Creative Briefs podcast!

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Curious about strawberryluna, what we do, and how we do it? Here is your chance to ask away!

AIGA Pittsburgh’s awesome podcast Creative Briefs has asked us to join their roster of Pittsburgh based design interviews. And of course, we’re super stoked. But we can’t do it without you. So ask any questions that you might have for us about printmaking, working for rock bands, design, craft & arts festivals, working for ourselves, freelance life, the day-to-days of an active studio, whatever’s on your mind.

Submit your questions right here to Creative Briefs by the afternoon of 1/3/13 and we’ll do our best to answer them. The more questions, the merrier!

The air date for our interview by Creative Briefs podcast is still TBA but rest assured, it’s coming up in the next week or so. So stay tuned!

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I Made It! For The Holidays Market this weekend!

The holidays are here! And the super handmade arts & crafty show I Made It! For The Holidays is almost here too!

Handmade wares made by skilled artisans are happily one of the things that make holiday gifting so special in our fast-paced, high-tech world. Being a studio that truly hand pulls our silkscreen prints and posters, you better believe that we believe “Handmade Is best!” when it comes to finding that perfect gift for friends, family and co-workers for the holidays.

I Made It! For The Holidays is FREE to attend with lots of kid & family friendly activities like Santa and adult fun like the TAPPED pop-up beer hall. Check out the IMI! Holiday Facebook page here for more details. So come join strawberryluna and over 90 local & incredibly talented makers for the super festive I Made It! For The Holidays Market this weekend!

We’ll be manning our booth full of rock posters, art prints, Alphabet Prints, and a few brand new surprise items. Stay tuned!

The Details:

Hope to see you there Pittsburgh!

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.

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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 Poster Release: Feist Show Poster

Lovely, tough and feminine, Feist. And with the most beautifully textured voice around, the awesomely talented Feist. Featuring a Steeltown-tough Tartan plaid Tulip pattern in black & gold & green against a night-black background.

This is our all hand silkscreen printed, limited edition gig poster for the amazing Feist’s show in Pittsburgh on July 14th, at Stage AE, on Bastille Day.

  • Size 16 x22 inches (45.7 cm x 61 cm).
  • Edition: Limited edition of 120. Each print is hand signed and numbered by strawberryluna.
  • Inks: Hand printed in 3 colors with hand-mixed Steeltown gold, summer green and midnight black non-toxic water based silkscreen inks.
  • 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.

This 3-color all hand screen printed rock poster for Feist is now available for purchase in our webshop here and also in our Etsy Shop here $25.

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

Three Rivers Arts Fest – strawberryluna debuts!

It’s Festival season, full on. We are thrilled to be making our debut at one of Pittsburgh most-time-honored summer traditions this week at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Downtown Pittsburgh at the Gateway Center Artists Market.

We’ll be at Booth 32 in the Artists Market in Gateway Center from Wednesday 6/6 through Sunday 6/10 every day from 12 noon until 8pm.

We will be showing and vending our rock posters, art prints and Test Prints for a whopping FIVE whole days! It’s a record for us and we’re really excited to be a part of the Festival for the first time.

Founded in 1960 the Three Rivers Arts Festival is today the region’s largest multidisciplinary showcase of visual art and performing arts. The Artists Market is one of the most highly-anticipated features of the Arts Fest with over 150 participating artists and craftspeople who come from all over the country to take part in the Festival and vend. With tons of activities, live performances, music, delicious foods from around the world, gallery shows and more, the Arts Fest is the mega-cultural event in Pittsburgh annually. Click here for more info.

So come join us this Wednesay June 6th through Sunday June 10th, every day from 12 noon until 8pm at the Artists Market!

Here’s a hand little map showing the Three Rivers Arts Festival layout and hey! Our Booth placement for you too.

For more information, visit Three Rivers Arts Festival here. See you there!

Festival Hours:  Artists Market: 12 – 8 p.m. daily

Giant Eagle Creativity Zone: 12 – 6 p.m. daily

Galleries: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday

Locations: Three Rivers Arts Festival takes place in Downtown Pittsburgh at locations in Point State Park, Hertz Gateway Center and throughout the Cultural District.

Three Rivers Arts Festival is free! No tickets are required.

2 New Releases: Silkscreen Coffee Art Prints

Our new (re)release, "Fair Is Fair Trade" 3-color hand pulled silkscreen art print. Click the above image to purchase or for more info!

Our new (re)release, "Coffee, Thee & Me" 3-color all hand pulled silkscreen art print. Click the above image to purchase or for more info!

Sometimes the dead do come back. Yep! It’s true. There are a few long-sold out art prints that we have been considering bringing back from the archives and we’re happy to announce that 2 of our most requested silkscreen art prints are back in a big way.

“Fair Is Fair Trade” was originally designed and printed in 2008, featuring dark-roast brown and an Aegean Blue iconic NYC coffee take out cup with the slogans “Fair is fair. Justo es justo” supporting the freshly poured cup of joe.

“Coffee, Thee & Me” was originally designed and printed in 2009 featuring and elephant and a giraffe, super best friends sharing a moment of love and fidelity over a steaming cup of fresh coffee.

Both coffee-themed screen prints were created as a part of an art show initiative to raise awareness and funds for a fair trade coffee collective which Mugshots Coffee House in Philadelphia, PA works with regularly. Both coffee-forward print runs sold out quickly, and being major coffee fans as well as strong believers in not only supporting fair trade practices, but in putting our money where our mouths are and giving back creatively. To that end, we are really excited to re-release and re-print both designs as open edition art prints with a portion of the sale of each print benefiting Fair Trade USA. Fair Trade USA educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farmers with tools, training and resources to thrive as international businesspeople.

Both “Fair Is Fair Trade” and “Coffee, Thee & Me” are entirely hand silkscreen printed with 3 hand mixed colors and are sized to fit beautifully into either a standard 16″ x 20″ frame by trimming the border, or into an 18″ x 24″ frame as is with a 1″ matte.

“Fair Is Fair Trade” and “Coffee, Thee & Me” are now available for purchase from our webstore here in our “Benefit Prints” section where the sale of each item directly benefits a cause or charity that we support, or in our Etsy shop here.

Below are some photographs from the hand silkscreen printing process taken while printing in our studio. There are tons more process photos at our Flickr page here too.

“Fair Is Fair Trade” 3 color hand screen printed art print process photos:

1st color printed "Fair Is Fair Trade". Steam & text.

Fancy finger-color tests and the 2nd color, "Fair Is Fair Trade", our 3 color silkscreen art print.

3rd & final color, all done! "Fair Is Fair Trade", coffee-themed our 3 color hand screen printed art print. Click the above image to purchase or for more info.

“Coffee, Thee, & Me” hand pulled silkscreen art print process photos:

"Coffee, Thee & Me" 1st color screen in the washout booth, waiting to dry.

1st color printed on our "Coffee, Thee & Me" hand screen printed art print.

2nd color, elephant-grey, ready to rock on our "Coffee, Thee & Me" hand silkscreen printed art print.

All done! Our 3-color hand pulled silkscreen art print "Coffee, Thee & Me". Click the image above for more info or to purchase.

412Creative + strawberryluna = love

Pittsburgh is BOOMING these days with smart, creative and cool people. When I first moved here on a whim many years ago, Pittsburgh was a perfectly nice city across the state from my home in Philadelphia. It seemed like an easy move to test the waters of living somewhere else.

Now? Pittsburgh is wicked awesome. And one of the new avenues of documenting and sharing the many ways in which this city has organically become a vibrant hub of creativity, design and culture is 412Creative. Utilizing multi-disciplinary talents of their own to showcase the same going on and growing around the city, 412Creative describes themselves as:

“Devoted to showcasing smart and effective design and advertising.  The website was motivated by a nagging question, one that pops up frequently when looking through magazines, surfing the Web or watching the news: “Who did that?”

To that end, we’re incredibly honored to have shared a recent Saturday with 412Creative’s Elvira Eichleay and Joey Kennedy so that they could put together this wonderful piece on our studio, our process and our creative lives in Pittsburgh.

To read the full interview profile and see many more lovely photographs by Joey Kennedy, just click here and visit 412Creative! We can’t wait to hang out again soon!

I Made It! Market Jr. show this Saturday

We are pleased as punch to be participating in the I Made It! Market Jr., edition of Pittsburgh’s nomadic craft fair this Saturday April 21st at Bakery Square in East Liberty / Shadyside.

It’s completely free to attend IMI! Jr., edition is only for one day! Don’t miss out on some super adorable small things for small folks.

We’ll have plenty of our Alphabet PrintsBaby & Toddler tees, nursery & kid-friendly Art Prints, and we will also be debuting “Lunch Bear”, the very first design in a new line of recycled cotton, reusable lunch bags too! If you saw our feature in Table Magazine, you saw a sneak peek prototype.)

 

I Made It! Market Jr., Details:

Who: Over 30 artisans will participate. Meet all of us here!

When: This Saturday April 21st from Noon – 4pm.

Where: At Bakery Square.

Why: Because Handmade is best.

What: Family Friendly fun and craft fair. Shop from 30 local artisans bringing wares just for little kiddos and babies. And more:

  • 18 foot blow up slide
  • Free snow cones & cotton candy
  • Hot dogs french fries and hamburgers available for lunch
  • The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium will be on-site with their Penguin
  • There is also complimentary craft beer for parents! WHAT?!?!?!
    + Lots of free games, activities and of course some crafting + the Animal Rescue League will be onsite with cute and cuddly kitties for adoption.
  • View the IMI Jr,. artists here. And RSVP on Facebook for easy sharing with all of your friends!

Hope to see you there!

 

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!

Quick Reminder – I Made It! Holiday Market Friday & Saturday @Bakery Square

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Just a zippy reminder about the I Made It! For The Holidays show this weekend at Bakery Square in Shadyside.

It’s our last show of  2011 and we’re looking forward to going out with a bang. We’ll be vending with over 80 other artisans and crafty makers of awesome all offering our handmade works for sale for the holidays Handmade makes for special and fun holiday gifting!

The shopping & holiday festivities will include over 80 artisans, demonstrations, music and merriment as shoppers warm up from the cold, see friends and make new ones, and best of all, cross all of the names off of their holiday shopping lists.

The Import Details:

FREE to attend & FREE Garage & Lot Parking too!

What: I Made It! For The Holidays, arts & crafts show featuring handmade works of awesome.

Where: Bakery Square,  Ground Floor, 6725 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 View Map · Get Directions

When:

  • Friday December 2nd from 5pm – 10pm
  • Saturday December 3rd from 11am – 6pm

Why: Because Handmade Is Best.

Bakery Square by night. I Made It Market is on the ground floor. Easy to find!

ABOUT I Made It! Market :

I Made It! Market is a nomadic indie crafts marketplace. We provide opportunities for local artisans to bring their wares to market and we partner with non-profit, arts and community groups to raise awareness and funds for their causes.