We had a visitor in the Gallery today!! Sam, from the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. <3 <3
I treasure every single entry in the Gallery B guestbook, and I've been meaning for a while to put together a post featuring some of the entries I've gotten over the past year. While I get all the pics together, I wanted to share one that has already become one of my absolute favorites (and it was just written today!!).
Thank you, Tiffany from Chicago! Your words mean more than you know, and if I had your address I'd send you something special!! Until then, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that this year is the best one yet. ;) xoxo.
This past week I experimented with spray paints and stencils and a new aesthetic. Super fun!! This is six feet high by 4(ish) feet across, canvas stretched over a wood frame. I'm calling the aesthetic "controlled abstraction". I made that phrase up, but I think it fits.
Here at Gallery B, every time we run out of business cards is an opportunity to experiment with the design and aesthetics of new ones. If you've visited the gallery in the past, you would have seen and probably received your own Birdie Business Card, which looks like this:
While we love our Birdie Cards, we're excited for business card 2.0!! The new cards are based on The Notebook Series, which has garnered a lot of attention and is quickly becoming as trendy and popular as spacing out in math class. Are you ready to see the final design? I hope so, 'cuz here it is!
Technically these are "Birdie Cards" too, but for the sake of clarity we'll call them our Pelican Cards. They are the same size as before (standard business card size, 2.5"x3"), although this time they feature a novel vertical orientation. This allows them to mimic teeny tiny little pieces of notebook paper! And, on the back, they have space for notes, which we project will be very useful in the gallery. On our blue Birdie Cards, we were constantly squeezing information about paintings and prices in the white space. The Pelican Cards allow us to clearly write wonderful informations tailored to your specific interests and inquiries. (The size, medium, and price of an original that you've got your eye on, for instance.)
We're also excited to feature the STATE BIRD OF LOUISIANA!!!!!!!!!!!! The Brown Pelican. We hope you like it!! Stop by the gallery and pick up a card for yourself or your friends, and feel free to let us know in the comments section if you dig this design. We'd also love to hear if you've any innovations or suggestions for future cards! xoxo
Hi, my name is Ally Burguieres. When I'm done painting I update this blog with new paintings, events, and news!