halthegal

halthegal

Greenville, South Carolina On Etsy since 2007

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halthegal

halthegal

Greenville, South Carolina | 1,903 Sales

Announcement    it's time to send yourself some happy mail!!
each package from me comes with a handwritten thank you note (in colourful glitter ink, of course), inside of recyclable packaging (made of recycled materials, too!), and usually with a bonus dose of paper confetti. ;D

packed with love (and a glue-stick; safety and health first!), i can't wait to send you pieces of my artwork-- colourful goodies that celebrate the love of stories.
so brighten up your reading nook with a new piece of faerie tale feet art. enhance your TBR pile with a fancy bookmark that lets you step into the story for yourself. decorate that laptop with some silly happy fan art creatures and characters. or maybe stock up on greeting cards to send some good ol' fashioned snail mail to your besties who need some cheering.

thank you SO much for shopping small online! we artists appreciate the support as most of our plans, galleries, art festival shows, and appearances have been cancelled/postponed until the fall (and next year!)
🥰🎨🍂
you can also mark your order as a gift and have me send something colourful to a friend who could use some of her own happy mail these days.
😄❤️
stay well. live colourfully.
we'll get through this.
and be all the better for it.
🤓🎨✨💜💪🏽
*hallie ☺️
--

about the faerie tale feet series:

it's art for the reading home. it's a bit of happy colours, favourite stories, and lots of adventurous details. it's a way to expand your shoe collection without running out of closet space.

each piece of the faerie tale feet series is an original gouache (opaque watercolour) or mixed-media painting that harkens back to the original source material, embellishing the little things that have made these heroines & adventurers who they actually are, & who they have become by the last page of the tome.

the backgrounds are full of icons from the original tales-- there always seems to be something more to see!

and why feet? you can tell a lot about a person by his or her posture. and you can tell a lot about a character by his or her shoes. i've painted just the feet in this series so that YOU can step into the bookish adventure for yourself.

peace, love, & many colourful reads to you!

*halthegal

instagram: @halthegal_storyart
website: www.halthegal.art
newsletter: http://eepurl.com/ghUfEP
youtube: http://bit.ly/2NY0dUb
www.facebook.com/halthegal

international orders: if you are outside of the US and would like to place an order, please message me! i'll set up a custom listing for you that will calculate your shipping based on your order. thank you! :D

CURRENTLY BEING PAINTED:
i'm in research mode for romeo & juliet! signed reproductions of the last unicorn have just been listed!
plus, i'm always in research mode on a few ideas, so we'll see what sticks! :) the list is looooooooooooooong because inspiring stories seem to be endless.............!! watch facebook & instagram for in*process photos, current colourful reads, process time lapse painting videos, & unique event announcements! :D

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 27, 2020

it's time to send yourself some happy mail!!
each package from me comes with a handwritten thank you note (in colourful glitter ink, of course), inside of recyclable packaging (made of recycled materials, too!), and usually with a bonus dose of paper confetti. ;D

packed with love (and a glue-stick; safety and health first!), i can't wait to send you pieces of my artwork-- colourful goodies that celebrate the love of stories.
so brighten up your reading nook with a new piece of faerie tale feet art. enhance your TBR pile with a fancy bookmark that lets you step into the story for yourself. decorate that laptop with some silly happy fan art creatures and characters. or maybe stock up on greeting cards to send some good ol' fashioned snail mail to your besties who need some cheering.

thank you SO much for shopping small online! we artists appreciate the support as most of our plans, galleries, art festival shows, and appearances have been cancelled/postponed until the fall (and next year!)
🥰🎨🍂
you can also mark your order as a gift and have me send something colourful to a friend who could use some of her own happy mail these days.
😄❤️
stay well. live colourfully.
we'll get through this.
and be all the better for it.
🤓🎨✨💜💪🏽
*hallie ☺️
--

about the faerie tale feet series:

it's art for the reading home. it's a bit of happy colours, favourite stories, and lots of adventurous details. it's a way to expand your shoe collection without running out of closet space.

each piece of the faerie tale feet series is an original gouache (opaque watercolour) or mixed-media painting that harkens back to the original source material, embellishing the little things that have made these heroines & adventurers who they actually are, & who they have become by the last page of the tome.

the backgrounds are full of icons from the original tales-- there always seems to be something more to see!

and why feet? you can tell a lot about a person by his or her posture. and you can tell a lot about a character by his or her shoes. i've painted just the feet in this series so that YOU can step into the bookish adventure for yourself.

peace, love, & many colourful reads to you!

*halthegal

instagram: @halthegal_storyart
website: www.halthegal.art
newsletter: http://eepurl.com/ghUfEP
youtube: http://bit.ly/2NY0dUb
www.facebook.com/halthegal

international orders: if you are outside of the US and would like to place an order, please message me! i'll set up a custom listing for you that will calculate your shipping based on your order. thank you! :D

CURRENTLY BEING PAINTED:
i'm in research mode for romeo & juliet! signed reproductions of the last unicorn have just been listed!
plus, i'm always in research mode on a few ideas, so we'll see what sticks! :) the list is looooooooooooooong because inspiring stories seem to be endless.............!! watch facebook & instagram for in*process photos, current colourful reads, process time lapse painting videos, & unique event announcements! :D

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About halthegal

Sales 1,903
On Etsy since 2007

halthegal exists to make the world a briter place. imbuing soul and spirit with the joy of colour & story.

a navy brat by birth (guam, to be specific), i have the itch to travel incessantly when i'm not home & cozy with a book or an in-progress painting. {& forget about getting me out of the house if it's raining. unless it's to a bookstore. maybe.}

i studied illustration at the savannah college of art and design, illustrated a dozen books or so, worked at numerous book stores {good bye, paycheck!}, and now make my own art based on my favourite things: stories. and shoes.

i fell in love with painting in gouache in a materials & techniques class & haven't looked back since. such rich hues and brite colours. yum.

books and stories and the common vernacular of life in pictures is what propels my work.
that & coffee.
& sometimes a cookie.
or few. oh, and a chocolate cupcake on friday nights. that's a thing, right?

enjoy the faerie tale feet series.
more are ever in progress, so be sure to follow @halthegal_storyart on instagram, @halthegal on twitter, and my facebook page (facebook.com/halthegal) for photos of progress on the most recent additions forthcoming in the series!

and if you want to see progress on EACH and EVERY faerie tale feet painting, as well as read about the iconography, etc., check out www.halthegal.art
so much fun!!

peace, love, & many colourful reads to you!

*hallie marie (gillett) bertling
(i just got married. yay me! i also respond to "hal-the-gal.")

Shop members

  • hallie m. gillett, halthegal

    Owner, I Paint. With Gouache. Yummy Colour.

    a colour*consumed creative, i paint, doodle, star*gaze and absorb inordinate amounts of caffeine. sweater weather is my favorite. i'm addicted to books & cookies, and am destined to make the world a briter place.

Production partners

  • a button maker

    Chicago, IL

    these busy beavers took my artwork and put a pin on it. ;)

  • denik

    Logan, UT

    notebook manufacturing

  • stationary shoppe

    Denver, CO

    i've drawn and designed the art, i just have a usa-based print company produce these luxe cards for you!

  • print shop

    Carlsbad, CA

    paintings and designs are submitted by me for professional american-made printing.

  • once again sam

    Greenville, SC

    i created four faerie flight pendant design drawings and had sarah use her jewelry magic to make them for me in her studio!

  • sticker maker

    United States

    from my original painting, this company turned my artwork into a high-quality sticker just for you!!

  • a print shop

    UT, United States

    printer for finished product with my art on it.

  • print shop

    United States

    printer

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