Announcement   it's art for the reading home. it's a bit of happy colors, favorite 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 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 story for yourself.

read all the books.
live your own adventure.
& make sure you're wearing the right pair of shoes.

peace, love, & many colourful reads to you!

*halthegal

instagram: @halthegal_storyart
www.facebook.com/halthegal
twitter: @halthegal
pinterest: halthegal
brand new website: halthegal.art

SHIPPING NOTE: i custom make boxes to fit what i'm mailing you. so if your shipping fee for multiple items is outrageous, it's because etsy thinks i'm mailing you eight separate boxes... ;D SO, please note: i refund you what it doesn't actually cost me to mail you your stuff once it's shipped! <3 thanks for your patience!

in addition to the faerie tale feet limited edition signed prints and greeting cards, some of the original gouache paintings are for sale; let me know which one(s) you're interested in and i'll let you know if it's still available. originals vary in price, but are in the $400-650 range, framed, plus $40 for safe shipping.


CURRENTLY BEING PAINTED:
the list is looooooooooooooong.............. watch facebook & instagram for in*process photos & unique event announcements! :D

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Last updated on Aug 6, 2018

it's art for the reading home. it's a bit of happy colors, favorite 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 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 story for yourself.

read all the books.
live your own adventure.
& make sure you're wearing the right pair of shoes.

peace, love, & many colourful reads to you!

*halthegal

instagram: @halthegal_storyart
www.facebook.com/halthegal
twitter: @halthegal
pinterest: halthegal
brand new website: halthegal.art

SHIPPING NOTE: i custom make boxes to fit what i'm mailing you. so if your shipping fee for multiple items is outrageous, it's because etsy thinks i'm mailing you eight separate boxes... ;D SO, please note: i refund you what it doesn't actually cost me to mail you your stuff once it's shipped! <3 thanks for your patience!

in addition to the faerie tale feet limited edition signed prints and greeting cards, some of the original gouache paintings are for sale; let me know which one(s) you're interested in and i'll let you know if it's still available. originals vary in price, but are in the $400-650 range, framed, plus $40 for safe shipping.


CURRENTLY BEING PAINTED:
the list is looooooooooooooong.............. watch facebook & instagram for in*process photos & unique event announcements! :D

hallie m. bertling

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today i updated all my faerie tale feet greeting card listings! which is your fave?
fresh batch of princess poppy headbands just in time for jack_o_lanternghostsparkles!! order today before they're gone & so they get there in time for jack_o_lanternlollipopcandychocolate_bar!!
the page & stage adventurers faerie tale feet greeting card bundle has been updated with some new characters & quotes! check it out! sale ends wednesday! starsparklesbooksarttada
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About

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 just 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.")

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  • 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. ;)

  • 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!

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  • Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
    Cary Town Hall
    316 N Academy St
    CARY, NC

    Aug 25–26

    42nd Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. Celebrate the coming of fall by joining our friends and neighbors in a celebration of art, music, & food! Proceeds are distributed back to local non-profit arts organizations as part of the Lazy Daze Grant Program.

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