Waiting for Spring
Well, here we are in Michigan this winter, working on art, taking care of grandchildren and fostering kittens. Our only trip to Florida this winter will be a week to visit Kat's parents, then back home. We are working on applications for our 2017 shows right now, and if you have suggestions you can send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are pretty picky these days, but suggestions are always welcome. Right now the only definite show we have is the Tawas show in early August. We'll start posting the new schedule as soon as we have more to report. Kat is working on a CD cover for a band right now, and then has several other projects in the works, including the remaining zodiac signs, so she is plenty busy. We'll keep you posted as new work gets done, so keep checking back. In the meantime, if there are items you would like, of course they are available here on the website. We will also be working on a way to offer unmatted prints for sale. Let us know how you feel about that. We've had requests over the years, and offered unmatted prints in our Etsy store, but there really wasn't much interest. This website might be a better home for that sort of item.
If you were there, you would know that Shakori turned into one of the greatest and one of the worst festivals ever. Financially, for the festival and vendors, it was quite a disaster with Hurricane Matthew keeping people away from the fest and resulting in the lowest attendance in the history of the fest. On the other hand - the 'greatest' part, the folks that came and stayed, including most of the vendors saw amazing acts in smaller venues and shared this sense of we're all in this together that was just amazing. The festival will struggle and if you can and want to help go to http://shakorihillsgrassroots.org/ for more information. We plan on being there again in the Spring. For us, it didn't end with the festival. We almost lost a wheel on our trailer on the way home, but thanks to some nice folks in Ohio that stopped us and showed us the problem we were able to get safely home and get our trailer repaired. Best of all - after being through a few tornadoes in the past, we can now scratch 'surviving a hurricane' off our bucket list.
Kat Wins More Awards
Yet another award for Kat. She won 2nd Place for Harmony at the TAG Art in the Park show in Port Austin. This was our first time at this show and Kat is very honored to receive this award. We had a great time, sold lots and the people were just wonderful. We've already signed up for next year, so if you're looking for a fun Labor Day weekend event in the thumb of Michigan, check this show out. We also just came back a couple weeks ago from the Tawas Bay Art Festival and Kat came back with a 1st Place in drawing and a Judges Choice Award. Congratulations Kat. This show has always been so good to us.
Kat has certainly been busy. Here is yet another work that was originally done on canvas. We are making prints in various sizes and will have them at our shows. As always, we never know how much you folks out there will like a picture, so we do our best to have enough prints. If you want to be sure there will be one for you at a show, email us at email@example.com and we will set one aside for you with no obligation. You can see Pizzazz below with a couple other of her newest works.
Yet another new work from Kat has appeared. She just finished it about a week ago and we have it here for you to take a peek at now. We are starting out with just 3 sizes, but may add a larger one if folks seem interested. This is another one like Dream Lake and Genesis that is pen and ink on canvas. We will be showing it for the first time at Shakori in just a couple weeks, so if you are coming to Shakori and want one, just let us know and we'll have it set aside for you. We have a special address for email from the website which is firstname.lastname@example.org . That way we'll know it came from the website and give it priority treatment.
If you look down where Kat's three newest pictures are, you will see Silverbird. Kat has indeed been busy this winter and this piece is already getting plenty of attention. We will have it at our shows this year and you can learn a bit more about it at our Facebook page for Katzinn Illustrations. She has another new one in the works as well as just getting started on Virgo, so there will be loads of new things to see when you visit us this year.
Visit Us on Facebook
Yes - at last there is a Facebook page for Katzinn Illustrations. You can find us by clicking here. We've just started the page, and we're busy getting ready for the Flint Art Fair, but we will start to show off some of Kat's work there and keep you posted on shows and what Kat's working on. Check it out.
A Note About Frames
We have checked and our frame supplier still offers better prices than anyplace else we can find. We use framesbymail.com and we encourage you to check them out. You can save a lot by just ordering frames and buying glass locally. We don't use glass because it doesn't ship well, and weighs more than plexi. Just so you know - we used to make about $2 per frame profit, but now we are making less than $1 per frame. Bottom line is that we encourage you to purchase matted goods and frame them yourself, but we will continue to make framed goods available. We want happy customers.
Katzinn Coloring Pages
Yes, after years of talking about it, the Katzinn Coloring Pages are here. You can see what they are all about by clicking HERE. Once you get your coloring pages and have a great time coloring, you can take a photo and send them to us and we'll post them here on the website as often as we can. We've created a special email address just for the coloring pages. You can send your photos or scans to email@example.com. We'll try to get them posted here on the website as soon as we can. Along with your pictures, send us your name and what area you live in and we'll post it with the picture - but only if you want. We'll also start working on a Facebook page so you can post your coloring pages yourself, but that may take a few weeks.
Note About Sizes
For the first time in 20 years of doing business, we had a question come up about the sizes that we quote on the website. Just so you all know - so there is no confusion - SIZES LISTED ON THE WEBSITE ARE FRAME SIZES. That means that if you order a 12x24 matted picture, the mat will be be 12x24 and the print will be smaller. We allow 2"-3" per side for most mattings. If you want to know the image size for a print you are considering, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you with the information as soon as possible. Of course, if we're at a show it might take a bit longer. If the print is framed as well, the frame will be the same size as the mat. We thought all this was obvious, but apparently it isn't.
Orders from Overseas
We have had several orders lately from outside the US and unfortunately PayPal does not offer a way for us to handle shipping on those orders. We have now changed our settings, so that payments from outside the US will not be accepted. BUT WAIT! We still would be glad to ship Katzinn items to you wherever you may be. What we would like for you to do, is to email us at email@example.com and let us know what you are interested in purchasing. We can then calculate exact shipping and offer you some options on how to get it to you. After we are all agreed, we will send you a PayPal invoice and temporarily change the setting to allow your payment through from the invoice. I know it sounds complicated, but we just went through the process with a customer from Wales and it all went pretty smoothly. We have also suggested to PayPal that they work on a way to have calculated shipping, which would resolve this problem.
Here are some of the newest pictures that Kat has finished. If you click on the pictures you will get to their sell pages where you can order them now.
Frames Frames Frames
We mention to so many folks the great frame supplier we use - so here is the link to their site. It is www.framesbymail.com . They have great selection, super prices and very fast service. They are the best we've found for all your framing needs.
News/Schedule - Updated 1/30/2017
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This list shows only confirmed shows.
Feb 17-18 Coquina Beach Coquina Bayside Park FL
Feb 20-21 Punta Gorda (Downtown) City Marketplace Punta Gorda FL
Mar 16-17 Coquina Beach Coquina Bayside Park FL
May 5-8 Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance Pittsboro NC
May 14-15 Palmer Park Art Fair (Sorry but we were unable to do this show) Detroit MI
May 26-29 Delfest Cumberland MD
Jun 2-5 Nelsonville Music Festival Nelsonville OH
Jun 18-19 Flint Art Fair Flint MI
Jul 8-10 36th Annual Blissfest Music Festival Harbor Springs MI
Aug 6-7 Tawas Bay Waterfront Fine Arts Festival Tawas City MI
Aug 19-21 Hoxeyville Music Festival (Unable to Attend) Wellston MI
Sep 3-4 Art In The Park Port Austin MI
Sep 9-11 43rd Annual Wheatland Music Festival Remus MI
Oct 6-9 Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance Pittsboro NC
Nov 5-6 First Frost Flint MI
Nov 14 10th Annual Ladies Night Out Crossroads Village (Genesee County Parks)
Dec 17 Flushing Women's Club Craft Bazaar (Unable to Attend) Flushing MI (Flushing High School)
Find our 2015 schedule here