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Come out for Craftin’ Outlaws Saturday 11/15 in Columbus!

Whoo hoo! We’ll be heading to the fellow Rust Belt gem Columbus this weekend for one day only, as vendors at the fun Craftin’ Outlaws Alternative Craft Fair for our 2nd participating year. Craftin’ Outlaws is Columbus Ohio’s best craft & arts show – and this is the Holiday edition!

We will be bringing our selections of Art Print, Greeting Cards, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, Test Prints and more. The full list of Craftin’ Outlaws Vendors is here.

In addition to handmade goods by American Makers for sale you can embrace the spirit of DIY by participating in a few make and take stations. Participate in Raffles – All proceeds from games and raffles will go to benefit a local non-profit organization. Grab a cocktail or enjoy a beer while you shop and get into the Holiday spirit. A cash bar will be available in the lobby from 11am-5pm. And get your dance on with vinyl being spun by our in house DJ from Wholly Craft.

The Details:

  • What: Craftin’ Outlaws Alternative Craft Fair
  • When: Saturday November 15, 2014 (only!) from 11am – 5pm.
  • Where: The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Downtown Columbus, in Ballrooms 1 & 2 & 3.
  • Why: Because Handmade, by American Makers is the best for the Holidays.

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Doors open at 11am – 5pm This show features FREE ADMISSION, so come on out and shop Handmade for the holidays! For more info, location and details click here.

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Yep. We’re Crafty Bastards, come see us in DC!

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That’s right! The time is almost here DC area folks, and we can’t wait to see you all again. Hooray!

Crafty Bastards will be held outdoors on Saturday September 27th + Sunday September 28th from 10am to 5pm (both days) at Union Market and features over 140 artists and crafters from around the country.

Now in its 11th amazing year, the incredible Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is a highly juried show of some of the very best in Handmade Makers from independent artists, presented by the Washington City Paper, and we are so honored to be a part of this fabulous show once again. Admission is $5 each day, and yes! Tickets are available in advance online here.

We will be vending both days of the Fair, with lots of new work and old favorites in tow from our hand printed hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, hand screen printed Rock Posters, hand pulled Alphabet Prints, Lunch Bags, Test Prints and more. So do come and say hello, we can’t wait to see you DC!

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The Details:

Who: Over 140 hand-picked Makers, Artists and Crafters from around the USA.

What: Crafty Bastards is an exhibition + sale of handmade goods from the best  independent artists around.

When: Saturday 9/27 & Sunday 9/28 from 10am to 5pm, both days.

Where: Outside at the Union Market located at 1309 5th Street NE in Washington, D.C. Accessible via the NoMa-Gallaudet University/New York Ave. station on Metro’s Red line.

Why: Because Handmade in America is the best!

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I Made It! For The Holidays Show this weekend!

Hello Pittsburgh! Join us this weekend for the first of TWO awesome Holiday shows right here at home in the super fun I Made It! For The Holidays Market.

We will be at the nomadic and always changing I Made It! For The Holidays on the evening of 11/22 and during the day on 11/23 vending with over 80 other cool Makers of all things Handmade and awesome. This is a great opportunity to find special, handmade and hand crafted gifts for Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas, and everyone on your list. Both naughty AND nice.

Our booth is in the old Abercrombie & Fitch store space (can you get more Pittsburgh than that for direction?) directly across the from the Starbucks. Just look for the brightly colored prints and come say hello! As always we will have lots of our hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, Rock Posters, Alphabet Prints, Lunch Bags and brand new, fresh off the presses 2014 Turtledoves Wall Calendar (both in Spearmint and Kraft colorways) and more!

The first 50 shoppers each day will receive a GOODIE BAG filled with awesome goodies from the vendors at show. YAY!!!

  • Who: Over 80 of the region’s best Handmade Makers, Artists, & Crafters. Prints, jewelry, ceramics, apparel, home goods, bath & beauty, and so much more!
  • What: I Made It! For The Holidays
  • When: 2 days ONLY – Friday, November 22 (from 5pm – 10pm) and Saturday, November 23 (from 11am – 6pm)
  • Where: at The Waterfront INSIDE two vacant retail spaces (next to The Gap and across from Starbucks ~ previously Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch). Our storefronts are located directly across from each other via a walkway that passes in front of Starbucks which is located at 270 West Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15120. Here is a google map.

Visit The Waterfront’s Website here.

See you at the I Made It! For The Holidays show Pittsburgh & Homestead!

 

 

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New Release! The Dragon’s Forest Silkscreen Art Print

Raaaarrrrgggghhh!!!

Come take a walk with your new BFF in The Dragon’s Forest.

Breathing smoke and curling up around his favorite trees, this Dragon can’t wait to come over and hang out.

This is our new limited edition screenprint, hand pulled by us here in Pittsburgh, The Dragon’s Forest is a 2 color silkscreen art print based is on our poster created exclusively for Jackie Kashian’s awesome podcast The Dork Forest live show at CONvergence in July 2012.

This art print is now freshly available in our webshop here and also in our Etsy shop here.

Inks: 2 colors with hand-mixed dragon scales green 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 below) as is with a matte.

 

New Art Print Release: Honey You Know Where To Find Me

 Tweet! It’s our brand-spanking-new 12×12 inch Record Frame sized Indigo art print, “Honey You Know Where To Find Me”.

We’ve been falling in love with Pennsylvania Dutch and Swedish Modern designs lately. Their iconic and folk simplicity are so easy on the eyes. With a nod to a few things that we love, Morrissey, bird, folk-modern style, our Pennsylvania roots, and yes, the garden, we present our “Honey You Know Where To Find Me” art print in fresh, popping colors that play so well together.

Happy little garden scene for happy little homes.

This print utilizes the Indigo print format with incredible detail & vibrant colors and archival inks and archival, eco-certified 100lb cover paper (see details below) we think you’ll love this addition too.

This print is specially designed and sized to slip right into an ubiquitous and inexpensive frame. Square never looked so hip.

  • Size: Paper size – 12 x12 inches (30.5cm x 30.5 cm.) Image Size – 10×10 to allow plenty of room for a matte, if desired.
  • 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.
  • Fits beautifully into a standard 12×12 inch frame with or without a matte.

“Honey You Know Where To Find Me” is now available for purchase in our webshop here and also in our Etsy Shop here $18.

  • 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!

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.

2 New Art Print Releases: Be Kind Always

“Be Kind Always”, Introducing 2 new art prints in 2 fresh colorways!
“Be Kind Always”, so nice, we designed it twice. Both versions of “Be Kind Always” are sized at 12×12 inches, aka Record / LP frame size and are open edition, Indigo art prints in bright sky blue and lime green.
What we can say? Could be Allison’s Quaker school education showing, we just think life should be that simple. As humans, we might not always get there every day, but we believe one should always try. And here’s a friendly little cheerleader to remind you.
We decided to experiment with this design, and these two new art prints are Indigo prints, rather than silkscreens. Following a bolder and brighter illustration route than we could with screen printing we’re exploring a more modern printing technique by utilizing the Indigo press format. After all, screen printing is a lovely and ancient tradition, but we love having a foot in both the historic past and the ever-changing future at the same time whenever possible. With incredible detail & vibrant colors and archival inks and archival, eco-certified 100lb cover paper (see details below) we think you’ll love this addition too.
Both colorways of “Be Kind Always” are now available in our webshop here and also in our Etsy Shop here $18 each.
Specially designed and sized to slip right into an ubiquitous and inexpensive frame. Square never looked so hip.
  • Edition: Open. Each print is hand signed and titled.
  • Size: Paper size – 12 x12 inches (30.5cm x 30.5 cm.) Image Size – 10×10 to allow plenty of room for a matte, if desired.
  • 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.
  • Fits beautifully into a standard 12×12 inch frame with or without a matte.
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.

New Art Print Release: Seabird

Say hello to our newest silkscreen art print “Seabird” a friendly guide to worlds of air, land, and salty sea.

“Seabird” is inspired by Allison’s lifelong love of the sea and mixed with our fascination for feathered creatures, we think our influences show in this silkscreen art print. Always struck by the regal beauty of seabirds and their amazing 3-environment spanning lives in the air, on the land and in the water, “Seabird” is a silkscreen expression of that admiration.

  • Size: 16 x 22 inches (40.6 cm x 55.9 cm.)
  • Edition: 500, each print is hand numbered, signed and titled.
  • 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 1″ matte.
  • Each print is hand titled and signed.

“Seabird” 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.)

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

New print release: Sun Mountains

New 4-color hand silkscreen printed art print "Sun Mountains". Click for more info or to purchase from our shop.

“Sun Mountains”, our brand new hand silkscreen printed art print release. Inspired by daydreams, geometry, color and texture play and bunch of science-based otherworldly things we’ve been reading lately.

Fresh off the press in our Friendship studio and now available in our Shop here.

Below are a select few photos of the hand screen printing process, with bunches more in our Flickr account too.

“Sun Mountains” is our newest 4-color, all hand silkscreen printed art print, now available in our Shop here.

Our Fab.com sale starts TODAY!

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Extra! Extra!

We’re having a new sale on Fab.com! Our sale starts today Wednesday 3/21 at 11am and runs through Monday 3/26. For 5 lightning quick days we’ll be featured on the amazing design-centric, membership only Fab.com.

Membership at Fab.com is 100% FREE. Use this handy sign up link if you aren’t already a member! We are, because we’re not just sellers at Fab.com. we’re also buyers. Seriously!

If you’re not familiar, here’s how Fab works:

  • With special discounts to Fab.com members of 30% – 40%  off of our day-to-day retail, there will be tons of great deals will be available on our hand silkscreen printed  art prints, super soft tees for adults and infants will be available for just 120 hours. But only to Fab.com members.
  • Fab.com is a member-only, extremely well curated design+art shopping site featuring flash sales of 120-hour duration with special deals, available exclusively at Fab.com.

Not already a member? Why not silly, it’s FREE! To get a your free Fab.com account use this invite link and see what the fuss is about.

Don’t forget, our sale runs for just 120 hours and starts TODAY Wednesday 3/21 and ends Monday 3/26, and once the sale is over, done, and gone….BOOM! It’s gone forever.

 

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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:
http://www.screensnspokes.org/

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 Art Print Release: Elephants Never Forget

New 4-color, silkscreen printed art print "Elephants Never Forget", click for more details or to purchase from my website.

Hooray! I finally had the chance to print a new art print that I’ve been wanting to do for a long, long time. Introducing our new “Elephants Never Forget” hand pulled silkscreen art print. Sharp-eyed strawberryluna aficionados may recall a similar illustration from a poster for Xiu Xiu from way back in 2006. We still liked these two so much, we brought them back to life in a new hand pulled silkscreen art print.

Freshly available for purchase here at my website and also in my Etsy shop here.

Elephants really don’t forget a thing. And when you’ve found your perfect match, what’s to forget? Fall in love, stay in love. It’s simple!

  • I love elephants.
  • They are amazing and noble creatures.
  • I think they are perfect to symbolize the “forever” part of being in love.

Elephants Never Forget is my 4-color, all hand screenprinted love forever art print with hand mixed Cyan, Magenta and Black inks. Super fun overprinting layers of ink make a soft purple where Magenta & Cyan overlap. Magic! Edition of 200. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: no acid, archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

Additional photos below are from my studio during the hand silkscreen printing process. Click any image below to see more process photos in my Flickr account too.

1st color (Magenta) ink waiting to be printed. Click to see more screen printing process photos.

2nd color printed, overprint fun! Click for more screen printing process photos.

Elephants peeking through the screen. Click for more details & silkscreen printing process photos.

All finshed! New 4-color "Elephants Never Forget" hand silkscreen printed art print.

New release: We 3 Owls Goodmorning & Goodnight, Giclee art prints Part 2!

New "We 3 Owls" giclee art print set. Click here for more info or to purchase one or both prints.

Whoooooooo loves a happy family?? We do! And so should you.

Sometimes in working on sketches for clients, we get to try out new things, and new styles that wouldn’t always be a great fit for the super labor intensive, one-color-at-a-time method of hand screenprinting as we do with our rock posters and many art prints. Sometimes those sketches move forward, sometimes they don’t. Until now that is. Rather than just let some designs die a slow, sad death in a file somewhere even though we really like the art work, we’ve been mulling over the chance to create a new line of art prints in the form of giclees.

Introducing new little family and giclee art print set, our new “We 3 Owls Good Morning” and “We 3 Owls Goodnight” diptych giclee art prints. 3 is a magic number. Yes it is. It’s a magic number. And whoooo better to represent a tight knit little family, no matter how you make it, than 3 sweet Owls?

And, in a multi-part series of blog posts, we’re announcing their release into the world. Hooray! Both prints are now available either individually or as a set now at my website here and also in my Etsy shop here. We’re flexible! These 2 prints were designed to go perfectly together, but also are fully able to stand alone as well. Hence, we are offering them for sale either individually for $20 a piece, or as a true diptych set for $35. A nice little deal!

* Extra bonus: Use the coupon code STRAWBERRYLUNABLOG10 during checkout in my Etsy shop and receive 10% off your entire order! *

New "We 3 Owls Good Morning" giclee art print. Click for more info or to purchase.

“We 3 Owls Good Morning” – What a bunch of happy Owls waking up to a fresh new day and ready to take on the world. This print is designed to look great all by itself or also in tandem with the companion print We 3 Owls Goodnight, making a diptych set.

Do you remember how when you were little, and it was nighttime, the whole world seemed like a magical, mysterious place and you couldn’t, try as you might, just fall asleep like the grown ups said? This little baby fellow below knows that feeling too.

New "We 3 Owls Goodnight" giclee art print. Click for more info or to purchase.

Our giclee prints are all printed in-house with individual care per print, using high quality, no-acid, archival Epson Premium Matte art paper and high quality Epson archival pigment inks which are guaranteed fade resistant (for at least 100 years).

Size: Printed on 11″ x 14″ paper, image area measures 6.5″ x 9.5″. Sized to be flexible so that you can use either frame the print as is with a nice wide border, with an 11×14 sized frame, 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. If you would like, I can also do this for you!

Both prints are now available either individually for $20 or as a perfect set for $35 at my website here and also in my Etsy shop here. Hope that you enjoy!

Win this print at Design Crush!

Click on this image & enter to win my 6-color all hand screenprinted print: "Going To See My Baby Sage" from the blog Design Crush. It's free to enter. Good luck!

Free stuff is rarely this easy.

This week the fabulous Kelly from the awesome design & style blog Design Crush is featuring one of my prints in one of their fun Win It Giveaways (<–click for details and to enter.) Kelly is not only fun and funny and cool, but as it turns out, she is also from Pittsburgh, and now living in Oklahoma City, OK. Yinz rock!

Design Crush is a really super dupes blog, so definitely check it out while you are there. Kelly posts new things just about every day, and it’s all stellar picks from around the globe.

Starting yesterday Monday, January 25, 2010 (I’m late to post this, I know, I’m sorry! But there is still plenty of time!) and running through this coming Monday, February 1st at 9am CST you can enter into Design Crush’s Win It contest and get your very own, pristine copy of my “Going To See My Baby Sage” print. Just for you! And just for entering.

The entry rules are simple:

1. Head over to Design Crush to enter.

2. Post a comment THERE, as per Design Crush’s instructions, before the deadline and BAM! You are entered and ready for Lady Luck.

One winner will be chosen at random and that winner will receive my print (shown above). Yep! It’s that easy. I will ship directly to the winner, so no worries, the winner will get my usual treats and tricks in their tube too 🙂

There are already 73 entrants, so go on with your bad self. Enter today!

New art print released: Fall 2009, in 2 colorways!

Hand screenprinted, 4-color love letter to fall. Clock for more details or to purchase.

Hand screenprinted, 4-color love letter to fall. Click for more details or to purchase.

Fall & Autumn, my favorite 2 seasons. So, I’m not at all surprised that while in the process of hand printing this art print, I decided to do two colorways of the same print. This is the fourth print in series of seasonal, limited edition prints that I’ve been doing all year. That’s right, they fit the number of seasons, crazy right?!

Anyhoo, here you see both colorways, the above as planned 4-color design with metallic gold leaves, (edition of 75) and the below with frosty, nay, ghostly white negative space leaves. A harbinger of things to come (a smaller edition of just 25). The leaf shapes are from leaves that I gathered on a dog walk and scanned in at home a couple of years ago. I love their shape and definition.

Click either image for more details or to purchase, cause those clicks will take you right to my website.

Hand screenprinted, 3-color love letter to fall. Click for more details or to purchase.

Hand screenprinted, 3-color love letter to fall. Click for more details or to purchase.

And, here are a few cruddy phone-photographs of the print in progress while on press:

First color, orange, being printed.

First color, orange, being printed.

2 colors completed, things are shaping up!

2 colors completed, things are shaping up!

3rd color, the brown of the tree. This is where I started thinking about splitting the edition in two.

3rd color, the brown of the tree. This is where I started thinking about splitting the edition in two.

The final 4-color print, on press and all done.

The final 4-color print, on press and all done.

Side by sidesies.

Side by sidesies.