November 10, 2012

animal alphabet in progress

Originally the animal alphabet was part of a typography class assignment, but I was so happy with the results that I've decided to rework them, larger and in full-color, and offer them for sale. I am planning on selling prints of these illustrations in 4"x6" mats, a nice standard size for frames, and small enough so that you can buy a number of letters to spell out words. They're not done yet, but here's a shot of some of my in progress work:

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I'll be sure to post as soon as these guys are finished and up for sale in my etsy store!

Posted by tammy at 8:02 PM

September 3, 2012

All KINDS of new products for sale at my Etsy store: a summary!

It seems that I spent a fair amount of time in the first half of the year making new products, because it's taken me quite a while to get all these things photographed and ready for purchase on my store. I'm really excited about all this new stuff, I hope you'll go take a look.



New Necklace Designs

I've got lots of new jewelry available, and more to come soon. My three newest pendant designs, the polar bear, scarlet ibis, and luna moth, are all available on Etsy (although not on the official Stellanova Jewelry site as of yet.)


here are the listings for each:

polar bear

scarlet ibis

luna moth




New Earrings

Next, I am so excited to be able to share with you some of the work I've been collaborating on with the fabulously talented Jeanne Buffa. Jeanne has an amazing eye for color and texture, and a natural gift for sorting through piles of decorative fabric, beads, feathers, broken bits of jewelry and remnants which she assembles into gorgeous wearable art. Each pair of earrings is one-of-a-kind - we make multiples of the same Stellanova Jewelry design (the butterfly, the bee, etc.) but each pair is adorned with different feathers and jewelry depending on what Jeanne has on hand and what she's feeling inspired by.


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seahorses, butterflies, swallows

Visit the earrings section to see all the pieces available now on Etsy.






Bird Stationery

Last fall, I was absolutely delighted when a pair of bird enthusiast friends of mine commissioned me to make a series of bird illustrations for their wedding. They decided that each table at the reception should be identified with a bird image instead of a number, so they chose twelve bird species with special significance to them. I got to draw a wonderful variation of west coast bird species, and with their permission, I have now
chosen two different sets of five birds each that I think make wonderful blank card/stationery sets.


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set 1. see it on etsy



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set 2. see it on etsy




Stellanova Jewelry Prints

And finally, here's a few more images of the new Stellanova Jewelry prints, mentioned a couple posts ago:

Visit the prints section of my Etsy store, for these and other assorted prints.


Whew! More soon, if you can believe it!

Posted by tammy at 4:39 PM

August 8, 2012

Hawai'i sea urchin tshirts

FINALLY put them up on etsy for sale:

unisex tee
women's style tee


Go get 'em!

Posted by tammy at 4:30 PM

July 25, 2012

Back from San Diego, got some new products on etsy oh boy!

As usual, San Diego Comic Con was an exciting and sometimes overwhelming explosion of comics, art, toys, junk, flashing lights, stormtroopers, tv stars, overly loud sound systems, and teeming hoards of sweating geeks. Despite all the crowds and chaos, however, I had a great time, and I'm always glad I went - just submitted the application for next year's table, in fact!

Here's my yearly Josh-behind-our-table-making-absurd-face booth photo.

So I've finally unpacked, organized, and caught up on sleep enough to put a bunch of new prints and my newest comic up at my etsy store. I'm especially excited to offer prints of my jewelry illustrations, something people have often asked me for and that I've been wanting to make for a long time.
Check out the prints section of my etsy store where I've posted 7 designs already, with more to come soon. Also, please don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like a print of a particular Stellanova Jewelry design that isn't available on etsy - I'm sure we can work something out!

I've also put up my newest comic, The Dreaming Sea Vol.2 - another collection of various diary comics, many of which you may have seen previously on my blog. You can order it on etsy as well!
Next, I'll soon be putting up my three newest jewelry designs, the luna moth, scarlet ibis, and polar bear, on etsy and my jewelry site so they'll also be available to buy online. I will of course post IMMEDIATELY when I do this. ;)

Posted by tammy at 6:57 PM

July 10, 2012

Going to San Diego comic con with a bunch of NEW STUFF

The time has finally come - I'm leaving Wednesday morning for the epic 5-day nerdfest known as the San Diego Comic Con, INTERNATIONAL! If you were lucky enough to get tickets this year, I hope you'll come by my table in the small press area. You can find small press around row 1800, towards the back of the hall - and as I usually do, I'll be sharing a table (O-13) with Josh Frankel, another artist who makes all kinds of awesome stuff that he will sell to you!


I've got a pretty impressive pile of new stuff I'll be bringing to sell at the convention, check it out:


Stellanova Jewelry PRINTS!



At long last, I'm finally making prints of my Stellanova Jewelry illustrations. Printed on archival paper and ink, they will be sold in a black, acid-free 8"x10" mat with custom designed (by me, of course!) laser-etched decorative borders. I am really excited about these! I think it will be a great way for people to get their hands on my designs even if they're not jewelry people. I will of course be offering these for sale online as soon as I get back.

Dreaming Sea, Volume 2



This book is the second collection of my diary/web/animal/etc. short comics, including the first four pages of a bigger story about the rescue of a Blainville's beaked whale I participated in a couple of summers ago. Some of these have already been posted on this blog, and some will be entirely new to you!

Nature Notebook

I will be selling copies of my new sketchbook/notebook, published by Heyday Books and Yosemite Conservancy. You can also get it on Amazon, but wouldn't it be more fun to buy it from ME, IN PERSON?


new jewelries

I finished the three new pieces I posted about previously, the scarlet ibis, luna moth, and polar bear. I haven't even had time to photograph the finished jewelry but I'll be putting these up for sale on the web soon as well!

I will also of course be selling many of my other pendants, rings, and cufflinks at the convention, as well as my previous comics. Now that I've typed this all out I can't believe how much I've created in the last few months leading up to comic-con, especially considering we just moved back to Berkeley from Hawai'i last week. WHEW! When I get back, I'll probably sleep for a week.

Posted by tammy at 6:11 PM

June 16, 2012

new jewelry designs debuting at comic con this July!

I've been hard at work lately trying to get a bunch of new stuff together to sell at comic con and beyond. I am working on a new collection of short comics (some of which I've been posting here), a line of Stellanova Jewelry illustration art prints, and three new species to add to the Stellanova Jewelry collection. I will post more about these things as I finish them, but for now, check out my newest designs!

Posted by tammy at 3:08 PM

June 13, 2012

a trip to the dentist


Posted by tammy at 7:18 PM

June 2, 2012

Driving around the big island can be pretty entertaining

Posted by tammy at 7:18 PM

May 28, 2012

tractor egrets

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Posted by tammy at 11:10 AM

May 22, 2012

adventures in boarding

Posted by tammy at 1:42 PM

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