halthegal

halthegal

Greenville, South Carolina

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Announcement    helllloooooo fellow story lover, book nerd, &/or faerie tale hoarder! you're in the right place because i'm all of those things, too! :D
i create colorful story-inspired paintings because i know it's time to send yourself some happy mail!! embellish those home library walls, give your bookish bestie a memento of their favorite classic, or just bunker down to write your own stories in my brand new journals or mini notebooks!

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, i can't wait to send you pieces of my artwork-- colourful goodies that celebrate the love of stories.

i'm so happy to help brighten up your reading nook with a new piece of faerie tale feet art, or magick-ify your TBR pile with a fancy bookmark that lets you step into the story for yourself. you can 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.

i make it a point to have everything i can't print at home made by ethical, eco-conscious small businesses across the united states. from connecticut to colorado, california to utah, chicago and elsewhere- everything i can't make at home (journals, stickers, bookmarks, my shipping materials!) i make sure is printed with love in an environmentally-friendly, small-business, often female-owned place. :) just another way you're helping an independent artist pay it forward. :)

again: thank you SO much for shopping small online! we artists appreciate the support as we continue to bring joy and beauty to all during this challenging time!
🥰🎨🍂
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.
🤓🎨✨💜💪🏽
*hallie ☺️

let's connect online!
NEW! the halthegal patreon: www.patreon.com/halthegal
instagram: @halthegal_storyart
website: www.halthegal.art
monthly colourful newsletter: http://eepurl.com/ghUfEP
youtube painting videos: http://bit.ly/2NY0dUb
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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.

each faerie tale feet painting has its own page on my website: www.halthegal.art where you can see my step x step painting process as well as a break down of all the included story iconography from my research into the original tale!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 30, 2021

helllloooooo fellow story lover, book nerd, &/or faerie tale hoarder! you're in the right place because i'm all of those things, too! :D
i create colorful story-inspired paintings because i know it's time to send yourself some happy mail!! embellish those home library walls, give your bookish bestie a memento of their favorite classic, or just bunker down to write your own stories in my brand new journals or mini notebooks!

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, i can't wait to send you pieces of my artwork-- colourful goodies that celebrate the love of stories.

i'm so happy to help brighten up your reading nook with a new piece of faerie tale feet art, or magick-ify your TBR pile with a fancy bookmark that lets you step into the story for yourself. you can 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.

i make it a point to have everything i can't print at home made by ethical, eco-conscious small businesses across the united states. from connecticut to colorado, california to utah, chicago and elsewhere- everything i can't make at home (journals, stickers, bookmarks, my shipping materials!) i make sure is printed with love in an environmentally-friendly, small-business, often female-owned place. :) just another way you're helping an independent artist pay it forward. :)

again: thank you SO much for shopping small online! we artists appreciate the support as we continue to bring joy and beauty to all during this challenging time!
🥰🎨🍂
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.
🤓🎨✨💜💪🏽
*hallie ☺️

let's connect online!
NEW! the halthegal patreon: www.patreon.com/halthegal
instagram: @halthegal_storyart
website: www.halthegal.art
monthly colourful newsletter: http://eepurl.com/ghUfEP
youtube painting videos: http://bit.ly/2NY0dUb
--

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.

each faerie tale feet painting has its own page on my website: www.halthegal.art where you can see my step x step painting process as well as a break down of all the included story iconography from my research into the original tale!

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About halthegal

Sales 2,441
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 for behind the scenes, colorful reads, and more fun!

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
i also respond to "hal-the-gal." (it's a childhood nickname i kept as my art moniker in case i ever got married; which i kind of did five years ago. teehee.) :)

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

  • baby my book

    South Jordan, UT

    sewed the first ever faerie tale feet book sleeve for you!!

  • a button maker

    Chicago, IL

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

  • denik

    Logan, UT

    notebook manufacturing

  • stationary shoppe

    RI, United States

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

  • many!

    United States

    all items are sourced from small businesses in the usa.

  • 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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