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Natalya,
It's all just lovely.
MaryBeth

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 4:53 PM, Natalya Zahn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> With the holidays approaching (too fast!) I wanted to share some neat new
> product that I've just added to my online shop (both because some of you
> might be interested in the products, but also because the method that I
> used to make them is something others might like the try themselves).
>
> I had a solo show this past summer, for which I developed a small
> collection of textile patterns - the show pieces were all large scale
> wall-hanging banners, but it occurred to me that I should also experiment
> with sewing up some retail-worthy accessories, and now is the perfect time
> to release them.
>
> The summer show was titled "Birds, Bees, & Tulip Trees" and all the work
> was inspired by flowering plants and pollinators - some relationships were
> very specific (like Monarch butterflies and Milkweed) others more general
> (like Tulip Trees and the host of insect species that visit them). I
> started with original watercolor paintings and then assembled them into
> repeating collages in Photoshop. The designs were then uploaded to a fabric
> (and wallpaper, and wrapping paper) print-on-demand company called
> Spoonflower - and in a matter of weeks I had beautiful original fabric to
> work with!
>
> You can see the pattern designs, and photos from their exhibition this
> summer (which was held in a large modern conservatory building of a
> botanical garden!) on my website:
> http://www.natalya.com/Birds-Bees-Tulip-Trees-Exhibit
>
> And if anyone is interested in a pollinator themed gift - the canvas
> pouches I had made are really fun  - I've been using one to carry my travel
> drawing accessories and it's the perfect vessel:
> http://shop.studioanimaux.com
>
> For those who'd like to give Spoonflower a tour - here's a link to my
> profile on the site (all patterns live in a marketplace - if you want them
> to - that anyone can purchase yardage from - individual  artist's get a
> percentage of sales):
> http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/natalyazahn
>
> I know my work leans toward the less precise and more decorative compared
> to many of the more serious science illustrators in the group, but we're
> all driven by the same passion for the natural world, and I hope you enjoy
> the images all the same!
>
> Best to everyone during what can be a stressful but also joyful last month
> of the year!
>
> -Natalya
>
>
> Natalya Zahn
> [log in to unmask]
> www.natalya.com
> www.oscaratemymuffin.com
> 617.301.0494
>
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-- 
MaryBeth Hinrichs
www.stellariastudio.com

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