Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Calendar Pre-Order now available!

This is the 3rd year that I have made a calendar of animal drawings. This year is Sadly Harmless' Creative Creatures. Each month has an ink and watercolor drawing of animals with hobbies! Featuring: stargazing giraffes, gardening elephants, knitting narwhals, musk oxen flying kites, and more!

The calendars measure 8.5 x 14 inches when unfolded. They will be printed on a cream paper with black ink.

This is a *pre-order* for this calendar. I am making a limited number of these, which is why I am making the pre-order available.

The calendars will be available on or before November 21st and will be shipped flat to you via First Class USPS. I will be sending emails to everyone letting them know when they are being shipped. Bloomingtonians can pick them up at the Bloomington Handmade Market or I can deliver it to you!

These make wonderful gifts for both children and adults!

How to get one:
Send $8 + $1.50 shipping to me via PayPal to
mail a check or well-concealed cash to:
Sally Harless
2836 S. Walnut St. Pike
Bloomington, IN

Please e-mail me if you have questions! sally(at)sadlyharmless(dot)com.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Just a small update

Some things:

I added a few new necklaces and prints to my Etsy shop.

I'm working on the 2010 calendars and will have them available by November 21st! 

Speaking of November 21st, if you live in or around Bloomington, come to the Bloomington Handmade Market! I am one of the co-organizers, and will also have a booth there! 

Monday, October 12, 2009

I think I have done 6 art fairs so far this year, though it feels like I've done 100. And I have 4 more to go. I like them because it is good exposure and it's fun to see what other artists are doing. But it is SO TIRING. It takes everything out of me. The last one I did was the Indieana Handicraft Exchange, and it went really well. There were so many amazing artists. I sold almost all of my mugs, which is great, except now I have to make them all over again! Or I should say, I GET to. I often have to remind myself that what I'm doing is a blessing. It is insanely hard and I feel pretty burnt out all of the time, but I am working for myself! I feel stupid complaining about it. 

The next one is this Saturday, which is the Hoosier Artisan Holiday Boutique in Carmel. It is all Indiana Etsy artists. I've never done an art fair in Carmel before, but hopefully it will be good!

Friday, September 04, 2009

I've been pretty terrible about keeping up with this blog, but I am going to post more often starting now!

I've been making lots of pendants and drawing on coffee mugs, and have also started making shrinky dink necklaces. Remember shrinky dinks? Mostly I've been drawing whales and sharks, and it's amazing to watch them shrink in the oven and stink up your kitchen! My roommates love it.
I'm doing a bunch of art fairs. Some are big and some are small. I'm also one of the organizers for the first ever Bloomington Handmade Market, to be held on November 21!

Here is the list of upcoming art fairs:
People's Art Fair: Saturday, Sept 5 in Third Street Park, Noon-6pm (Bloomington)
Fountain Square Art Fair: Saturday, Sept 19 (Indianapolis)
Indieana Handicraft Exchange: Oct 2 +3 (Indianapolis)
Hoosier Artisan Holiday Boutique: Oct 17 (Carmel)
Bloomington Handmade Market: November 21 (Bloomington)

Monday, March 16, 2009

I've been working working working. Or at least, it feels like it. Mainly I've been working on documenting everything from my last show and putting it online. I've yet to update my website, but you can view everything on my Flickr page. I've also applied to be in the Indieana Handicraft Exchange in Indianapolis. I'll be honest, I don't really expect to get in because its more geared toward functional art and crafts, as opposed to fine art. However, in preparation for the application, I made my first pendants and also drawings on ceramics. I plan to continue to make these, regardless of whether or not I get into the craft fair. I'm finding them to be a nice break from making paintings, and also a way to sell my work at a less expensive level.
Coming up: a poster for a night of plays in Bloomington, a commissioned piece of elephants in peril, and a group show at the Art Hospital, which will be March 27th.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Custom Animal Portraits!

Custom Animal Portraits!
$3 shipping

Now is your chance!
This listing is for one 4x6 ink and watercolor animal portrait that will be displayed in a quality vintage frame.

These portraits are a great, inexpensive way to own or give away an original piece of art.

These are done on archival, acid free watercolor paper, with archival paints and ink. The background will be an acid-free paper that will have a pattern of your choice or a solid color.

Upon receiving your order, I will email you with a few questions about what you want in your portrait. I can draw any animal you like, and adorn him with whatever you see fit!

*Please note that this is not a listing for custom pet portraits, but rather a portrait of your favorite non-pet animal.

Email me at sally AT sadlyharmless DOT com if you are interested!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

If you live in Bloomington, please go see my show at Boxcar Books! Titled "The Winter Year," it features 15 new works of Arctic animals and giant beards. I was lucky to get some press for it, which you can read here. The work will be up until March 3rd.
The opening reception was great. So many people came out, and I even sold a few things. Making a show can be so stressful, but it always ends up being worth it.
Work from the show will be added to my website as well as Etsy within the next month. In the meantime, free calendars will be given out with every order or commission!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Valentine prints!

I've had a print Gocco for a couple of years now, but rarely use it because the screens and the bulbs are expensive and have to be ordered. But I decided it was time to make some Valentine prints, so here it is! I also did some in red, but I think the pink looks better. They're 4x6 on acid-free cardstock and are available for $5 in my Etsy shop. Signed and dated on the back. The perfect way to show someone you love them all year round. I posted this on Craftster, and most people that replied said they would love it as a card. But my thoughts are that cards often get thrown away. Whereas a print is more considered a work of art. Though cards can be considered art too! So I don't know. I'm not making these into cards. These are meant to be given as small, affordable gifts that can be framed and hung on a wall.
In other news, my show in Lafayette went pretty well. I sold 3 pieces, which is great. I will put most of that work into my solo show at Boxcar Books, which opens February 6th.