WHERE DO THE TREE NAMES COME FROM?
"As a tree is emerging on my paper, I hear a name ~ these gals and guys are quite outspoken about their names! Sometimes I hear a common first name like Cheryl, Heather, or Thomas, and other times I hear a fancy full name like Pixie Nickledimer, Ava La Rue, or Greta Von Snow (and I just crack up). As for their personalities and feelings ~ some arrive immediately while others can take months before they reveal what they have to say. No matter their feelings, though ~ whether they be joyful, scared, excited, sad ~ they're all deep thinkers filled with love, hope, kindness, and strength just like us and just like the trees we love across the planet.
And as for me? Well, I'm just the messenger.🙂
Every tree you see here is a special part of my life, and my goal is to share it with you through quality reproductions while still keeping all of the art affordable. After hundreds of test prints with multiple printers, I partnered with a print house that specializes in giclée printing with certified archival inks and the world’s finest papers and canvas. This process is guaranteed to give you unsurpassed lasting color for 100+ years without fading or yellowing. It’s even hard for me to tell the originals from the prints. Truly.
Please note that colors of art, frames, and matting may vary slightly on your computer, smartphone or tablet. If you have specific questions, please send us a note and we're happy to help.
WHAT’S A GICLÉE PRINT?
Giclée is a fine art printing technique that’s used to achieve high-quality prints through specialized inkjet printing using archival inks and paper. These prints are non-water soluble and won’t ever fade. Not all giclée prints have the same quality. I’ve searched for the best printing craftspeople and technology available while keeping it affordable.
All of the trees are printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag fine art paper. This white cotton artist’s paper is soft and luscious with the perfect amount of structure and weight to carry the inks of the trees. Even when looking at the print through a loop it’s difficult (if not impossible) to tell the originals from the prints.
GALLERY STYLE FRAMING
We now offer three gallery-style WOOD frames with a white mat.
The 8x8"giclée print is professionally matted and framed in a gallery frame in your choice of white wood, black wood, or natural wood.
Choose between a 1.5" beveled mat and a 3.5" beveled mat.
NOW OFFERING "LYVE CANVAS"
We’re happy to announce that we have recently added the highest level of archival CANVAS reproductions for all Tree Stories. It’s called “LYVE” CANVAS and it’s the most vibrant, color-popping, high-quality canvas on the fine art reproduction market. It’s a perfect fit for Trees Have Feelings. These Canvas reproductions are made with museum quality archival materials.
• archival poly-cotton canvas
• high-quality Poplar stretch bars (made in USA)
• archival inks
• hand applied UV resistant coatings
• hand-stretched in house
All 8”x8” canvas prints are 1.5” deep gallery wrapped meaning the canvas is stretched over a wood frame 1.5” deep.
Made from 100% pure cotton, SAVOY blends old world elegance with new world sophistication making it the perfect choice for a wide range of projects from greeting cards and invitations to hang tags and luxury packaging. Though originally designed for letterpress stationery, SAVOY also offsets and digitally prints beautifully. Its strong formulation, yet soft flexibility allows for strikingly clean and crisp folding, blind embossing, foil stamping and engraving. SAVOY 80# text and matching envelopes are ink jet, laser and calligraphy compatible.
Once I’ve drawn several trees — I use pen, ink, watercolor, charcoal, anything that wants to come play — I take them to a professional art photographer who lovingly lights each one and takes her/his individual glamour shot. She then generates a high-resolution digital image that I work with to add her or his story. My fabulous printer then uses this high resolution, digital image to make these gorgeous reproductions.
Of course we can discuss special orders, sizing, etc. Please just send a note and we'll make magic happen!
If you would like to have your print or canvas personally signed, please indicate on your order. It will be printed, shipped to me, signed, and then shipped to you. Please inquire for pricing and estimated timing.
We will always do our best to get your artwork and apparel to you quickly, but delivery dates are not guaranteed.
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 30 days. We will provide you with a shipping label for its return in it's original packaging. When it is safely received, we will refund your purchase price.