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.

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.

Make time for Family Literacy Day

It’s so hard to make time. Oh, how well I know this. But, if you can, make some for Family Literacy Day on January 27, 2012. I actually did not know there was such a day, but, there I go, learning something new every day. It’s kind of the antithesis of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, which I did know about.

But all kidding aside, literacy is very, very important. So I’m all for days like this. And making days like this any every-day-of-the-year sort of habit. Read with your kids. Such a small thing, but so, so huge.

In celebration of Family Literacy Day, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre has compiled a list of 50 Canadian children’s books involving the subject of family. And one of them happens to be Catching Time, by author Rachna Gilmore and illustrated me. The list includes books for children age 4 up to young adult. But don’t stop at this list, there are tons of amazing books for kids – Canadian and beyond. However, since I’m rather fond of Canada, and my home province of B.C, here’s another list to explore – it’s all B.C books, organised by region. Abbotsford? Creston? Bella Coola? Williams Lake? Vancouver? There’s a book for that.

(also, Rachna has a teacher’s guide for Catching Time, available on her website.)

More about Family Literacy Day on the ABC Life Literacy Canada website & the Gov’t of Canada site. 

The time has (almost) come

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Here’s a little look at some sketches and a fraction of an illustration from part of a book I finished illustrating 1 1/2 years ago and have just heard will be coming out early next year (2010). In the interest of not counting too many chickens until the ink has dried and the bindings are glued, details will be sparse. But in the meantime – yay!