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wednesday wednesday . and it looks like black velvet

a black velvet take on Grant Wood's American Gothic. by Gil Corral, 2013

a black velvet take on Grant Wood’s American Gothic. by Gil Corral, 2013

manoman.  this is so fabulously awesome.  And on its way to its new home.  or actually, one stop before that.  on its way to the home of the lovely couple that commissioned it as a wedding gift to give their friends.  we’re all looking forward to the gift giving moment!

and with a couple more velvet commissions in the works, it feels like a gloriously velvety time indeed.  so to c e l e b r a t e velvet appreciation, in a collision of high ability and low art, of a respectful and thoughtful execution on the tongue-in-cheek medium, let’s have a sale to make way for the fresh work in progress.

yes, LETS!  the new roll of velvet will arrive in a couple weeks.  make way for ducklings!  We’ll post the in stock items on gilcorral.com for some rockin sale prices.  (commissionable pieces, or examples of ones that have already found homes won’t have a sale pricing – and the sale will not be available via gil’s etsy site.)

gilcorral.com

gilcorral.com

check it out!  spread the word!
and if you’ve had something in mind you’d like to see – or are thinking ahead to a custom holiday gift (a beloved pet’s portrait? a character from a favorite childhood story?) drop a line.  let’s get our velvet on.

xoxo

a custom, black velvet take on american gothic by gil corral, (c) 2013

a custom, black velvet take on american gothic by gil corral, (c) 2013

new year new(s)letter

wowowowowow!!  ok.  it’s been quite a while!  and we have so much to say!  so.  so so so.  where do we begin?

r o c k  t h e  p o s t

we’re really excited about working with rockthepost to promote our spring line,
c a d e n c e .  rock the post is a curated crowd-funding site and we’re honored to be chosen as one of their promotees!  there are really great awards for your contribution and we’d be eternally grateful for any help you can give!  and since you’re in the know via the official lovinganvil/hogfarm studios newsletter, we’re adding another award.   if you are able to donate $5, $10, or any amount less than the first award tier (offically, awards start at $25), drop me a line with your address and i’ll get an el chich magnet (randomly selected) headed your way if the project funds!

check out the project and please spread the word!

m a i n e  m a g a z i n e

lovinganvil in the january 2013 issue of maine magazine.  article by joe herbert, photo credit, peter frank edwards

lovinganvil in the january 2013 issue of maine magazine. article by joe herbert, photo credit, peter frank edwards

we received a nice mention and photo in the january 2013 maine magazine issue.  the photo is of our maine beach pebble earrings.  they’re available via our etsy site, for sure, along with several other one of a kind maine beach pebble jewelry.

a r t e m a s f i n a v e l v e t s

ferdinand the bull, by gil corral 2013

ferdinand the bull, by gil corral 2013

gil’s been painting up a velvet storm and it’s absolutely resonating with people.  many of the paintings have been sold even before they’ve gone to market via previews on instagram and facebook.  so far, frida kahlo, advenure time characters, bob ross and ferdinand the bull have all been captured on velvet.  much much more to come.

what’s that? you say you’d like to join the ranks of elvis, matadors and voluptuous naked ladies? FABULOUS.
to commission a custom velvet portrait from a photo you provide (and artist approval of photo), check out pricing as follows:
**this pricing is for a fairly traditional, single subject portrait. options are endless for a more complex layout but pricing will change. email and we’ll work out the details**

custom portrait black velvet:
8in x 8 in = $95
8in x 10in = $120
10in x 10in = $150
10in x 12in = $180
12in x 12in = $220
12in x 14in = $255

s o c i e t y 6  p e n  a n d  i n k

nina simone, by gil corral.  2012

nina simone, by gil corral. 2012

gil has a very striking body of work over on society6.com and is adding to it weekly.  the portraits in the works are mostly of hogfarm studios alumni, and will join howard zinn and nina simone very soon.  prints of the original work are of exceptional high quality and reasonably priced.  you can also get portrait imagery on tshirts, canvas bags, iphone/ipod cases and pillows.  it’s crazy.  and crazy cool!  keep an eye on it for sure.  OH, and just for the next few days, society6 is running a free shipping promotion — this code is valid until january 13, midnight pacific time!  http://society6.com/lovinganvil?promo=90f26e

http://society6.com/lovinganvil

the originals will eventually be available via artemasfina.etsy.com or by contacting us directly.

s a v e  t h e  d a t e !

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ALASH, Photos © David Aronson

do you remember the first hogfarm show? (tom thumb and annie and the beekeepers, 2007)?  this winter, annie lynch and her husband, garth stevenson, are touring with alash, after spending time with them in alash’s homeland, tuva, russia.  hogfarm studios is soooo excited to help promote and present this show at one longfellow square.  more info to follow, but for now, please mark your calendars!

and that’s all the news that’s good to know.
xoxo
los corrals