Monday, March 31, 2014

"The Kettle"

Here are some images of my 1st Hold To Light Halloween postcard, "The Kettle" This was made as an exclusive edition of 30 for postcard dealer David Torretta. I had a hard time getting a decent shot of it with light shining through, but it gets the visual across.

In other news I added some Wacky Packages original art and a few older postcards to my big Cartel shop.

I am finishing up the painting for April's limited card and am really excited about it. The painting is a tribute to Samuel Schmucker, which is something I have been wanting to do for some time now.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Emergence Postcard Shipping Update

Just a note to let everyone who ordered a copy of emergence know, they began shipping today, and all copies will have been mailed by Tuesday morning.

I also uploaded some more fun Vintage Halloween paper items to my flickr account.

Have a great weekend! - Matthew

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Shiverbones updates

I have just completed a secret project that I can't talk about yet, but in a few months I will be able to share the news. This was a massive undertaking and while I am very proud of the end result, it did occupy almost all of my time these last 3 months. In an effort to reorganize and better communicate with everyone, I will be updating this blog weekly again. The recent surge in demand for my postcards has led to longer wait times as I get all the sketching, embossing, packing & mailing done. I will keep this  blog updated with status orders so you can have a better idea when to expect your postcards.

The last 3 postcards I have released have all been experiments. The paper I used to make them in the past was discontinued, and that left me in a bind. I am still working on getting the "perfect" paper stock back in use, but i have resolved all of the issues with recent off centering and uneven edge cuts.

Starting with my March offering below, you can expect to see an improvement in the cards. Also beginning with March's card, the backs will state if the card was sketched or embossed to help clear up any future questions about the original state I mailed the card in.

March's card is "Emergence", and features some grizzled bats leaving their cave for Halloween night. I always thought bats were under used on Halloween postcards and am happy to release this one.

This is offered in 2 varieties: Regular and Embossed & gilded. I am taking a break from sketching on this round as I continue to catch up on the last few months of orders. Visit my big cartel site to place an order.

Thanks for looking & enjoy the slowly warming weather.