Sale at Society6 Shop!

phone case, gaia cornwall, society6 wall clock, gaia cornwall, society6 I recently revamped my Society6 shop with new photographic patterns and perfect timing because they're having a sale right now! (Unfortunately, it excludes frame prints, rugs and canvases. Just FYI.)

art print gaia cornwall

This work is a whole new world for me-- one that's been really fun to explore. They're available as prints and cards, but also a variety of other products-- including shower curtains and duvet covers!

throw pillow society6

Free shipping and $5 off, until midnight Pacific Time November 9th, with this link right here.

throw pillow society6

tote bag gaia cornwall, society6


Friday Funnies

First, I should mention that I've been working hard on a site re-design. So don't freak out if sometime next week stuff looks real different around here. (Actually the blog won't change much, but the rest of site will be getting pared down and streamlined.) I'm excited about it! Now, on to fun Friday stuff:

Let's start with the furry cuteness. I've been dying over this photo my brother Sam took in China:


We have a husky who is quite good at "Leave It" but apparently, we need to up the ante!

And this is making me laugh today:


And free shipping over at Society 6 until Sunday!

ihpone case

If you're in the mood for a new phone cover, perhaps you'd like one of these, by your's truly?

phone cover

Have a great weekend folks!




Portraits in LMNOP Gift Guide!

My portraits are featured in LMNOP's gift guide! And what fine company they are in:  

2012_Gift-Guide_Mum LMNOP

Gosh, they have never looked better-- RIGHT? Man. Plus, don't you want everything on that list? Spot on. Check out their website for more gift guides rolling out over the next two weeks.

Thank you, thank you Jenny and the LMNOP crew!

You can order your own portrait here. But hop to it: The deadline for regular Christmas shipping is December 5th--next week!


'Tis The Season For A SALE!

thanksgiving sale custom portraits Head on over to the shop, for 35% (!!) off Custom Portraits! Now through the 26th.  If you wanted to order a portrait in time for the holidays, now is the time to do it!  (Holiday ordering dates and info here.)

Happy early Thanksgiving everybody! (--and Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday--phew!)

(Tip: If you'd like to be the first to hear about sales like this one, sign up for my newsletter and stay up to date with whats happening around here!)

Portrait Shop is Open!

Custom Portrait from GaiaI'm happy to officially announce, I'm now offering a new line of custom portraits!  Just in time for the holidays.

Each piece is painstakingly drawn by hand, then printed on thick, archival paper, and finally placed in a gorgeous wooden frame (--There are three to choose from!) I aim to provide you with a timeless keepsake, of the highest quality, that will look wonderful--for years to come-- in any home.

Visit the shop here. Can't wait to hear what you think!

Portraits from Gaia Cornwall

And on another note, be safe everybody on the East Coast. I'm typing from soggy Rhode Island, where the wind just picked up. Wishing you all an uneventful few days.

Prints & Tees for Kids!! + its ALL on SALE!

tees and prints for kids from Gaia Cornwall!

YAY I'm so happy to finally announce I'm offering PRINTS of my work, as well as, TEES & ONESIES for kids!

I've partnered with two wonderful companies: Society 6 and Skreened to do my printing and fufillment. I was originally postponing offering anything until I had my own shop up and running, but then I decided it was just better to get the ball rolling. Baby steps, right? Someday I'll have my own online space for merchandise, but for now this will work fantastically!

The prints are offered in a variety of sizes, as well as framed, or on stretched canvases ready for hanging.

society6 print by illustrator, gaia cornwall

The tees come in a bunch of kid sizes, as well as onesies, and are all printed on American Apparel, 100% cotton.

tees, onesies for kids from nerdbaby by Gaia Cornwall

And everything is on sale--with free shipping!-- through today: Cyber Monday!


Hope everybody had fun Thanksgivings...!

Goals Check-in


Yikes, less than a week left in July!  Hmm I still have a few more items to get to on my goal lists... But I did open a Twitter account and I have a new Facebook fan page!  Please stop by and say hello...

Let's check in with my July Goals:

  1. Work on making portfolios to send around to select clients.
  2. Organize promotions effort.
  3. Work on a new piece for portfolio. I have a bunch of new pieces and plans for more.
  4. Send out a newsletter. (You can sign up here if you’d like!) Its going out before July ends!!
  5. Tidy up my website headers and blog sections.
  6. Finish setting up my online shop. (Other Such Things shop is OPEN right here!)
  7. Work on the shop page of my portfolio site. Its ok for now. But will definitely need more work.
  8. Send out some shop press releases to blogs.

As I mentioned above, my little shop, Other Such Things is now open!   I'll be adding more work to it as the days go by.  However if you see anything on my portfolio site that you'd like as a print, just let me know!  Almost all the work over there can be sold as prints as well.

Aaaand one more thing, the prints I did for Ripple are still available for sale in my shop as well.  ALL the proceeds go to help the animal victims of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill.

New Season New Header

I'm working on re-opening my online shop, Other Such Things, was doing some design updating and then I felt like giving everything a new look.  So ta-da-- a new header!  Goodby seaweed-ish plant... Happy Summer everybody!

Busy busy

Pika package project

Because I decided May wasn't busy enough, I just signed up for two exciting projects:  Pikaland's PikaPackage Project and the Flourish business e-course.  I'm really looking forward to working on both.

FlourishYou may have noticed my little etsy  shop languishing over the months.  I haven't figured out how to juggle pursuing illustration through more traditional means, while selling prints and other items directly to customers.   I'm an illustrator, not a shop owner.  But I'm hoping after Flourish I'll be both.

The PikaPackage will tie in nicely to that-- get the creative gears moving, as well as a promo for my work and shop.

And to help me juggle everything, I've signed up for the free trial of the task management program, Things.  Does anyone use it now?  I've only had it for a day, but I think its love.

Magnetic Kids!

{Re}Introducing Magnetic Kids!  We're back!

Magnetic Kids are magnetic "paper dolls" drawn and designed by me.  This project has been on the back burner for several years due to other commitments and priorities.  But I've just relaunched and I'm really excited about it. So here's a bit more about Magnetic Kids and a small goodie for my readers, as well!

Currently there are five different sets, each of which include a Kid + 3 Outfits + 1 Pet.   If you absolutely must get a kid with a different outfit or pet, let me know and we'll talk.

It's important to me personally to do as much as I can to produce environmentally, ethically and economically responsible products.  So I've kept the production close to home and I use recycled materials when possible. The magnets themselves were manufactured outside of Boston, Massachusetts.  After you order one they are  individually packaged by me, a hop and a skip over in Providence, RI.  They come wrapped up in a cute biodegradable and compost-able box made out of sugar fiber  from a company in Pennsylvania.

The hangtags are made by the wonderful MOO, Inc. also located in Rhode Island.  Soon the cello packets I use for wrapping will be recycled as well.  I find the packaging seems to be a work in progress to find the balance between being earth friendly, while pleasing to the eye, but easy for me to work with, and of course easy on the wallet.  I'm doing my best.

Through Magnetic Kids, I donate a portion of the proceeds to charitable organizations that benefit children. Currently, I find projects to fund through the wonderful, which works with public school teachers to “provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack.”  I've been picking projects having to do with art for the younger elementary and preschool age set.

Right now Magnetic Kids is donating money to a New York City kindergarten class for new art supplies.  They want to work on some self portraits and I'm really looking forward to helping them do just that.  You can read more about it here.

And now for the goodie:  To mark this happy occasion you can get free shipping until September 15th if you mention ...and Other Such Things blog in your checkout form.  Spread the word!  Whoo hoo!

Gift Tags

The first time I ordered promotional postcards, I ordered a lot. Not only do I have a bunch leftover, but the contact information is out of date, which means they've been packed away for a couple years.  

But the other day I realized they would make cute gift tags.  

So they're in the shop.  -- 20 tags for $5.  Skip on over to Other Such Things to get yours!

New Cards!

I'm really happy with how these Balloon Cards came out.   The image is based on a photograph of my friend's daughter.  She and her pal were playing in the park under an umbrella.  But I decided balloons were more fun to draw.  Pop over to the Other Such Things store to check them out. 

Speaking of, Other Such Things has a new shop banner.  I had actually recently updated it, but after reading this article on Mint by Kim Ludy (from the vintage shop Trampoline) about product photos, I decided to rethink things a bit.  Kim made some really good points about a shop's visual continuity.   I really did like my then-new header, but it didn't make much sense in the theme of the shop really.  I think the new header ties in the products wood backgrounds.  

It's simple and clean, which I like as well.  I'm not totally in love with it, but its a step in the right direction.   I also took new wide shots of the cards.  I had this before:

I like elements of it-- the curtain pattern, that blue and green together-- but again, it doesn't really go with the whole look.  So now I have this:

It isn't a perfect solution.  I really wanted to show the cards in a frame. --They're postcards, but they look so great framed!-- But its getting closer.  If you've got a minute, head on over to Other Such Things and tell me what you think.

Goal Check In

So how have I been doing on this month's goals?  Well...pretty ok, actually.  Yes, I have a bunch of loose ends to tie up before I can go crossing everything off my list, but that's alright.  That's what this last week is for right?  

In case you need a little pick me up, my Hello flat card (above) is available in the shop, and would love to go home with you.  I'll also be adding a few other cards as soon as I get them.  And hopefully I'll have a few exciting announcements by the end of the month as well!

June Goals

Time for June Goals with Modish Biz Tips.  

1. Send out Newsletter announcing Other Such Things online shop!  

2.  Research specifics for new kid product.   If it seems doable, plan out and work on the drawings for it. 

3.  Contact Thumbtack Press and possibly others to see if they’re interested in carrying any of my work as prints.    

4. Get my two promo postcards printed and mailed out.  I decided to go with my "Balloon" image and "Garden" image after all.    

5.  Contact two blogs about my online shop. 

6.  Add new work to site and HAI!


SXSW Excitement! and a glimpse of the shop...

The Mister is in Austin, TX at SXSW. About a year ago, he and his design partner  created the site Eric Piasecki: StockSearch.

And now its a finalist in 12th Annual SXSW Interactive Web Awards Presented by Adobe!  The site is gorgeous and I am beyond thrilled and proud of him.  Yay!  What a lucky duck: SXSW two years in a row!

In other exciting news:

It has been FOREVER since I sold anything in my poor little Etsy shop. But here's a preview of the drawings I've been working on that will be for sale soon.

 So far I'm doing a bear series, a reindeer, and I think after visiting some colts with Jane yesterday, I'll have to do a baby horse series as well. They're all hand-drawn in ink over collaged vintage paper.

Crafty Projects

Before the holidays I did an Etsy trade with Lisa-- my Seasons Postcard Set, for a tie-dye baby onesie and the cutest earrings.  Anyhow, I got an email from her today with a photo of the newly framed prints:  

Look how great they look!  It was so exciting to see them actually on someone's wall:) Thanks for sending it Lisa.  And that gave me an idea.  I've been meaning to do a post on the craft projects I did last year, the majority of which were gifts, but I'm thinking it might be more fun if  you all send me a photo of it in your house, or on your body ( for those crocheted ones.)  It would be great to see where they all ended up.  So if I made you something crafty last year, send me a photo! If you don't mind, I mean...

In the meantime, check out Lisa's stores:  Jewelry by Lisa Gaumond and Lisa's Studio.  


Oh my goodness it is so nice outside!  Its weird, because a lot of times I go most of the day without noticing the weather. My new(ish) desk set-up faces away from the windows, which in the winter are closed.  So I'm lucky I didn't miss this surprise lovely day.  I just ran around opening all the windows.  I guess its troubling that this day belongs in May while its the beginning of January.  But I'm sure we'll all be freezing our toes off tomorrow.  I'm going to appreciate being able to air out the apartment...perhaps I'll even change into a skirt.  gasp.  I'm trying out some new coloring/ compositing techniques today.  Its going well so far... Oh! and I finally updated the shop. Well, a little anyway.  I added in a light plate, and the cutest thank you card ever:

birdie thanks