February – free worldwide shipping on prints and an exhibition closes

1. Free shipping

Shipping on my prints from INPRNT.com is free worldwide from now until Feb 1, 2015! I have a few of my favourite illustrations from Dream Boats available there as prints.
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2. Backyard Books closes soon

And, the Backyard Books illustration exhibition closes at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum on February 15th. If you’ve never been, it’s worth a visit just for the giant whale skeleton that hangs from the ceiling and because you can walk all over some of the specimens (picture proof below). Also there are lots of drawers full of treasures. Well, at least the kind of things I think are treasures. Shells, insects, bones…

There is daily programming for children – story time (under the blue whale, of course), puppet shows etc, so it’s a great outing for kids.

The illustration I have on exhibit is a cover rough from my very first picture book, which is still in print and still plodding along…13 years later. The curators paired the painting with a cetacean skull.

 

 

 


 

INPRNT free shipping this weekend – new prints added

INPRNT.com has another shipping sale on right now, they are offering FREE (worthy of all-caps) worldwide shipping this weekend (weekend of June 13, 2014). If you are from anywhere outside the US, you’ll understand why this is such a big deal.

So I’ve added two new prints from Dream Boats, to my shop:

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Dream Boats - Orca and Salmon


All prints are gallery-quality giclée art prints on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print features a minimum one-inch border. Prints are unframed and unmatted.

I’ve seen the prints myself and the print quality is really excellent. Large prints arrive in a mailing tube, small prints are in a flat, cardboard envelope.
Large prints require some flattening when they are unpacked – carefully unroll them and put them under a few heavy books for a day or so.

Here are some photos of my test prints, packaging, as well as framing examples (all prints are unmatted and unframed) and while they are signed digitally, I do not hand sign prints sold through INPRNT as they do not pass through my hands on their way out:

INPRNT print shipping sale – $10 worldwide until Wednesday

INPRNT.com has a shipping sale on right now – 10$ worldwide until Wed, April 30th 2014, which is a heck of a deal, to Canada anyway.

If there’s a print from Dream Boats you’re particularly interested in, email me at  pangolin::AT::kirstiwakelin::DOT::com before midnight PST on Monday, April 29th and I’ll put it up there with the other ones.

 

 

All prints are gallery-quality giclée art prints on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print features a minimum one-inch border. Prints are unframed and unmatted.

I’ve seen the prints myself and the print quality is really excellent.

Lots of news – print sale, airport art & illustration awards

I’m going to cram a bunch of news into one blog post.

 

First, because it’s time sensitive:

Print Sale

Inprnt.com is having a sale, so that means 20% off my prints until Monday, March 31st ’13.  They’re available in 2 sizes, and this is a framed example of the smaller size. (Prints are sold unframed). Please note this is a signed example – as the Inprnt prints don’t pass through my hands, prints bought through them are unsigned.

 

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Art at YVR

I have some paintings on display at YVR. If you’re travelling to Mexico, or Japan in the next short while, you might come across them. Very kind travelling friends sent me some photos recently. These ones are near gate D52 on the international side where Air Canada departs to Mexico, and are illustrations from Looking for Loons and A Pod of Orcas:

 

 

And these illustrations from Dream Boats were recently located near gate 71:

 

 


Illustration Awards

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[Spectrum 21 cover art The Visitor, by Rebecca Guay]

Work from Dream Boats made it into the May/June 2014 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards issue.

Also, five illustrations from Dream Boats, will be included in Spectrum 21, and one of them nominated for an award in the Book category, which is all very exciting. But I’m just really, really thrilled to be listed in there with so many exceedingly talented illustrators. Also, really intimidated. Ok, mostly intimidated. But the most wonderful thing about it all, award nomination or no, is that Yuko Shimizu, an illustrator who I hold in extremely high regard and who’s work is technically, aesthetically and conceptually stunning, said something really nice about one of my pieces. When I saw this, I almost died.

 

 

20% off prints at Inprnt

INPRNT is having a print sale now until Sunday, Feb 9th 2014.

So these are now 20% off:

 

 

All prints are gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print features a minimum one-inch border. Prints are unframed and unmatted.

I’ve seen the prints in person and they quality is excellent.

$10 international shipping from INPRNT until Nov 10th


I recently commented on INPRINT’s costly international shipping prices ($35 to Canada!). The good news is they’re running a very short promo (it’ll be all over on November 10th) for $10 international shipping!

For the duration of the shipping deal I’m offering a smaller print size option. Please note the print size reflects the size of the paper not the image size (there is a minimum 1″ border on all sides, and my artwork is thin landscape, so an 11″x24″ paper size = 9″x22″ image and 12″x18″ paper size = aprox 6.56″x16″ image

Prior to uploading some artwork of my own, I ordered a print by another artist who’s work I’m fond of, to check the print quality (conclusion: it’s good).
(hint: prints make great gifts…and since we’re already into November and shipping takes a couple of weeks, it’s good to plan ahead)

unwrapping prints from INPRNT

I ordered a few of my prints from INPRNT.com to see what the quality is like. The print and paper quality is great, I’m really happy with it, and the colour is exactly as I was hoping for. It actually exactly matches earlier prints I had done through Opus.
The only thing that I’m not keen on is the shipping price from the U.S to Canada. It’s reasonable within the States, but to Canada I think it’s way too much ($35!). For that reason, I’d love to find out if there was a good print on demand company in Canada as an alternative. If anyone knows of any please drop me an email or leave a comment.

For now, I’ve chosen to offer the prints at sizes that are as close to the original size. As a result of the size, they come in a mailing tube:

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Inside the tube, the prints are wrapped in glassine paper:

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Because the paper is thick, they required a bit of flattening:

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prints for sale

Following some queries as to if I’d sell prints of some of my illustrations, I’m giving INPRNT.com a try. The following illustrations are now available as gallery-quality giclée prints on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks.

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Time Escapes, from Catching Time | 22×10 inches


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Lilies & Koi, from Dream Boats |  22×9 inches


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Starfishing, from Dream Boats |  22×9 inches