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strawberrysnail

Strawberry Snail Illustrations, books, cards and prints

Belleville, Canada · 163 Sales

strawberrysnail

Strawberry Snail Illustrations, books, cards and prints

Belleville, Canada 163 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(70)

Announcement   Strawberry Snail Illustrations | BOOKS | ART PRINTS | CARDS | HOME DÉCOR

I am so excited to share with you some **NEW** products!

THROW PILLOW COVERS & CLOTH NAPKINS | hand-sewn in my studio using fabric designed by me. Pattern designs are created by-hand with sketchbook and pencils, then painted with watercolour on beautiful Fabriano and Arches art papers. I use my computer to make a repeat pattern from the scanned painting and have the fabric printed in Canada using quality materials.

BOXED NOTE CARD SETS | designs are made on my computer but the artwork is initially all forged by hand with watercolour paints. Note cards are printed and scored by my favourite local printer on sustainably sourced, Mohawk silk-coated, matte paper.

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ART PRINTS | are all from my original watercolour and ink paintings. I scan the artwork and have it professionally proofed and printed on archival art papers at a specialty art reproduction shop in Vancouver, Canada.

**NEW** WEBSITE RE-DESIGN! See me working at my desk, view some process and materials pics, and read my blog at www.strawberrysnail.com. You can shop there too :-)

Follow me on Twitter (@sberrysnail) and Instagram (@strawberrysnail) and Facebook facebook.com/StrawberrySnail to keep in touch!

Enjoy the shop, and thank you for your support!

Cheers,
Therese Cilia

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 13, 2016

Strawberry Snail Illustrations | BOOKS | ART PRINTS | CARDS | HOME DÉCOR

I am so excited to share with you some **NEW** products!

THROW PILLOW COVERS & CLOTH NAPKINS | hand-sewn in my studio using fabric designed by me. Pattern designs are created by-hand with sketchbook and pencils, then painted with watercolour on beautiful Fabriano and Arches art papers. I use my computer to make a repeat pattern from the scanned painting and have the fabric printed in Canada using quality materials.

BOXED NOTE CARD SETS | designs are made on my computer but the artwork is initially all forged by hand with watercolour paints. Note cards are printed and scored by my favourite local printer on sustainably sourced, Mohawk silk-coated, matte paper.

* * * *
ART PRINTS | are all from my original watercolour and ink paintings. I scan the artwork and have it professionally proofed and printed on archival art papers at a specialty art reproduction shop in Vancouver, Canada.

**NEW** WEBSITE RE-DESIGN! See me working at my desk, view some process and materials pics, and read my blog at www.strawberrysnail.com. You can shop there too :-)

Follow me on Twitter (@sberrysnail) and Instagram (@strawberrysnail) and Facebook facebook.com/StrawberrySnail to keep in touch!

Enjoy the shop, and thank you for your support!

Cheers,
Therese Cilia

Therese Cilia

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Throw Pillow Cover, Botanical Watercolour
$40.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(70)
chandrawohleber

chandrawohleber on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped on time, lovely packaging, gorgeous napkins that will make a super Xmas gift. Thank you!

7ts1

7ts1 on Apr 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Incredibly happy with this purchase!! Each page has an amazingly beautiful illustration!! I definitely need to order some prints of my favourite scenes. The story is also so lovely and the shipping was super fast. Can't wait to give this book to my nieces as a gift. I know they are going to love it too!

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Updates

Holiday photo shoot editing going on!
I made these just for you green thumbs!
Botanical watercolour illustration all dressed up for the holidays relaxed
My view from the ironing board, all my favourite things while I make relaxedstrawberryherb Happy Sunday, friends!

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Made these coasters this morning! Shop update coming this week with sewn products made with fabric printed from my watercolours! Also a new boxed set thank you card design. Happy Sunday!
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About

Storytelling with pictures. Whimsical cards and prints to spark the child within.

I enjoy making and looking at paintings because they are quiet. Creating and observing art is not just a form of escapism; it’s activating a place in the mind where we can be our true selves. Making and perusing art, reading a book, listening to music, meditating—these are vehicles that take us to a residing place where we experience meaning.

These works are a reflection of that meditative space, where the critical mind is completely shut off and the process is based only on intuition—this colour feels right here, this line feels right there. In this space, I am not bound by rules or tradition or judgement.

When I first began painting with ink and watercolour, I didn’t know what children’s illustration was, only that the style came naturally to me. It was as if an entire visual language had been tucked away somewhere and suddenly presented itself. I was in my third year of a drawing and painting BFA and students and teachers “mistook” me for an illustrator. I vaguely knew what that was, but I didn’t know that was what I was doing. The picture book work came later, as a natural progression.

The way a writer observes the world around her for her stories, I am always studying colour and gesture. In art, colour is paramount when telling a story: it sets the tone. It tells the viewer “this is what you should be feeling.” It is very emotional. The colour of a shadow thrown from a lighted object, for example, can transport a viewer—from reality to a fictional space, an emotional space, a remembered space.

With gesture, I am always seeking the truth. This is what makes good art, no matter what you’re portraying; it represents the moment of connection between art and viewer. As an artist, I am always trying to get to the heart—that is, the essence of something, but also the viewer’s heart.

My hope is that these little pieces are for viewers what they were for me as I made them—like little nests for dreaming in, shelters for imagining.

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  • Thérèse Cilia

    Owner, Illustrator

    Thérèse Cilia obtained her BFA at OCAD in Toronto and has illustrated two children's books with Flanker Press. Her third book by Janet Barkhouse, Keeper of the Light, has just been released this Fall 2016.

Manufacturers

  • Art Ink Print

    Victoria, BC, Canada

    Art Ink Print is a fine art reproduction printer with an exceptional eye for detail and a desire to do things right. It makes selling my work so much easier now that I'm confident in the quality of my product.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 24, 2016

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal, credit cards and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
All items are shipped via Canada Post within 2-3 days. Orders do not ship on weekends. You will receive an email confirmation when the order is shipped.
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Single Greeting cards, Art Prints are shipped Lettermail, (4 business days within Canada, 4-7 business days within USA) . Most economical shipping, does not include tracking or insurance.
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PARCELS WITHIN CANADA: (boxed card sets, bulk packages, original paintings) are shipped Regular Parcel (5-9 days within Canada) and includes $100 insurance and tracking. Expedited service available at extra cost.
PARCELS TO THE USA: (boxed card sets, bulk packages, original paintings) are shipped Tracked Packet (4-7 days) and includes $100 insurance and tracking. Expedited service available at extra cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am happy to provide you with a full refund provided you contact me within 10 days of receiving your order.

If your item was damaged upon receiving it, please contact me with a photo of the product within 10 days of receiving it, and I will be happy to issue you a full refund.

Fee free to contact me should you have any concerns or questions!
Additional policies and FAQs
ART PRINTS: MANUFACTURE/PAPER
Your Quality Product::
My art practice doesn't stop at the finished painting. I LOVE making products—this is the reason why I run a shop! So I take great care and pride in the quality of the finished piece.

Manufacture::
My paintings are professionally printed by Art Ink Print in Vancouver, Canada. They specialize in reproducing paintings for galleries, museums, artists and designers. I chose them to work with me because reproducing artwork accurately is an art form in itself!

All About Colour::
A lot of thought goes into colour, tonality, and colour harmony when I'm painting. Reproducing watercolour is tricky, and sometimes colours can be "off" once scanned. To ensure your print is looking like an exact replica of the original, it gets colour corrected by a professional (at Art Ink Print) and proofed by me before it gets to you!

Paper::
I am a paper enthusiast! And Art Ink Print uses the finest.
PRESS PRINTS are printed on:
Mohawk Vellum 100lb – An acid-free white sheet with a nicely textured finish. The surface is similar to that of a textured art paper. Ideal for reproducing watercolors or drawings that look best on a matte toothy surface. This is a heavy weight paper, acid free, FSC certified Green-e and SFI certified.

GICLEE PRINTS are printed on:
Bright White Cold Press (textured) fine art paper - an acid-free 100% cotton rag paper with a bright white, textured surface. This 21 mil, 340gsm paper has an extremely high colour gamut and black density, perfect for artists and photographers looking for a bright white, textured surface.