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For many years I've had a love-hate relationship with art prints, and why I've done so few prints of my paintings. As a traditional artist, I find myself dwelling on the original being the only one, the piece with all the painty texture and spirit. Prints are more easily accessible, usually both in number and in price - but sometimes sacrificing texture, color, depth, and quality. Art being accessible is super important though. That's why we share it here, right?

Galaxy Cat by Schlady Her Winter Coat by Schlady The Face of Carter by Schlady Shadow Grin by Schlady

Knowing I should be offering more accessible art than just large original paintings (and needing to satisfy my own personal concerns about prints being boring copies) I decided to go way out and try something completely crazy... holographic art prints. I thought, "this is either going to be really hokey and I'll never do this again, or it's going to be really cool". They turned out... beautiful! And the slight shimmery flecks of color actually flow seamlessly with the loose painterly nature of my art.

If you're interested in these fun sparkly cat prints, see the links below:

"Galaxy Cat" Holographic Art Print
"Her Winter Coat" Holographic Art Print
"The Face of Carter" Holographic Art Print
"Shadow Grin" Holographic Art Print

A new year

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 30, 2012, 5:18 PM
With December coming to a close, I look forward to this next year, hopefully one brimming with inspiration and opportunity. I thank all my watchers, clients, friends, and family for being so very supportive of what I do. I have a lot of commissioned work to do in the first quarter of the year, as well as the usual CCAD spring sale, so I will certainly be starting off the year productive and painting! I hope for the best for all of the fellow artists I watch, that they too will begin the year with open minds and bright inspirations in their respective creative avenues.

-- Kelli

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Christmas Commissions

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 20, 2012, 6:38 AM
I'm wrapping up some new pieces that I will debut at this year's CCAD Holiday Art Sale, so very soon my long-neglected dA gallery will have some fresh new colors in it. But until then I want to announce that I will be taking Christmas gift commissions up until December 7th. See below for my current listings on Etsy for prices and more details about how to commission a painting. And if you've skimmed through my gallery before, you know there's more than pet portraits - I can do family portraits, houses and buildings, even vehicles! If there's something special you want just note me here on dA or on Etsy.

- Kelli

Custom 8x10 Painting on Etsy
Custom 9x12 Painting on Etsy
Custom 14x18 Painting on Etsy

Here are examples of commissioned pieces I've done for others:

Mickey by Schlady The 3 B's by Schlady Tiger by Schlady Maggie by Schlady C. Menches and Bro. by Schlady Huntington Park by Schlady Schuster Center at Dusk by Schlady Sunsets Are Better Together by Schlady Gunter and Phoebe in Granville by Schlady Mattie's Tongue by Schlady Austin's Day Off by Schlady

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Vacation!

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 24, 2012, 7:43 PM
I'm going to be participating in the Spring Art Sale at CCAD, and seeing how it's been a bit troublesome to get new paintings done with working overtime and doing other projects, I decided to take a week's vacation from the day job to get a huge chunk of artwork done. I am SO EXCITED. :D

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Not feelin' the w00t

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 18, 2012, 8:25 AM
Th'ink' Spring by Schlady Soapy Waters by Schlady 1987: Starship's Song by Schlady Catvatar by Schlady

Getting a feel for where my t-shirt designs belong is a bit of a challenge. My current submission for shirt.woot's spring-themed derby isn't doing well at all. I'm not sure if it's because it's a poorly-constructed design, or people just really like the same cutesy simple character designs from the same artists week after week. My rubber duck pirates did quite well in their contest, but now I'm thinking it was the cuteness factor of the ducks that helped it rise so close to the top. I've seen artsy-style shirts do well on woot before, which is why I thought I'd give the derbies a shot, but I'm feeling more discouraged than inspired and challenged so I may have to try other avenues. I'm currently working up a design for Threadless' CARE challenge, so we'll see how that goes! Threadless patrons seem to be more varied in their design tastes; lots of different styles over there.

In other tee news, "Disney Dreams Come True" has been printed and distributed. They came out really fun and vibrant! The people that print them always do such a nice job. Hopefully the kids are enjoying them!

Disney Dreams Come True by Schlady

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My first shirt.woot derby!

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 11, 2012, 11:49 AM
I finally worked up a design for my first attempt at a shirt.woot derby! The theme this week is cats, so I knew I had to try something. ^^ If you have a woot account, have bought at least one thing from woot, and you like my design, please vote for my Catvatar by clicking "I'd Want One"! Thanks!

Catvatar by Schlady

Vote for my "Catvatar"!

I'm really excited about this design. I'm know I'm just a n00b at shirt.woot and don't have the recognition like the other designers on there, but I'm giving it a shot! :D

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Woof Stock!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 19, 2011, 7:03 AM
Pandy's Premier Garden Center in Elyria, OH is hosting their annual Woof Stock benefit for the Lorain County Friendship APL. I will be showcasing my fun colorful pet paintings and prints; a portion of sales will be donated to the APL. The event will be held August 27th, 2011 from 11am to 3pm. There will be other vendors and activities there for dogs and their humans, so bring your canine companion for some late summer fun!

Tucker by Schlady Daughter of Blue by Schlady Sassy in Pink by Schlady

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Seasons Greetings

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 31, 2009, 1:01 PM
Have a safe, happy, and productive new year everyone! :heart:

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Matthew Greetings

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 7, 2009, 10:50 AM
MG - Tree Ornaments 2 by Schlady MG - A Child is Born by Schlady MG - Christmas Tags by Schlady

I've been working for a brand-new greeting card company Matthew Greetings. Their main focus is Afro-centric cards and the Christmas and Kwanzaa collections have just recently launched. Beautiful words accompany the gorgeous artwork of these high-quality cards. If you haven't bought your holiday cards yet or you're in the mood to see some exciting new artwork, be sure to check out Matthew Greetings' website, www.matthewgreetings.com.

We are all working on other lines of both Afro-centric and generic cards including thank-yous and invitations, so there will be more cards available in the future. Be sure to keep checking back!

So now you all know what exactly keeps me busy besides making lattes and my own personal painting! I did manage to secure a spot at the CCAD Holiday Art Sale so I will be very busy getting things ready for that.

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New Paintings coming soon!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 28, 2009, 2:01 AM
I'm creating many new paintings over a wide range of sizes and subjects - landscapes, cityscapes, cat portraits, dog portraits, and (finally) car portraits!

I'd like to hear some suggestions with the car portraits, and I may get more ideas once I finish a few and post them up. They've been requested in the past at art sales, but I didn't have any specific examples to show. Are there any cars (classic or contemporary) that you'd enjoy seeing on a canvas? I'm going to be starting out with some of my personal favorites, like the VW New Beetle and the Honda Fit, but if you've got a favorite stylish vehicle let me know!

Obviously things have been slow here in the dA world. I've been pretty busy otherwise with being a barista, painting greeting card designs, and having good times with friends. The cooler weather lately is very uplifting and inspiring to me, so I'm very ready to go back to intense bouts of painting for myself again.

Also, if you haven't checked out her dA, be sure to give ambergoulet a visit! Amber is a good friend of mine who makes some of the prettiest and most artistic jewelry I've ever seen. I own a pendant of hers and I wear it often! :heart:

Time to go get ready to feed the early birds their caffeine. Later on.

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Perfect Pairings

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 7, 2009, 6:46 AM
Maybe Next Time by P0RG Promenade dans la campagne by maroe

<a href=p0rg.deviantart.com/art/Maybe-…>Maybe Next Time by P0RG
<a href=maroe.deviantart.com/art/Prome…>Promenade dans la campagne by maroe


Ruby red grapefruit wedges by tropicart Oranges for Sveta by artbyRenata

<a href=tropicart.deviantart.com/art/R…>Ruby red grapefruit wedges by tropicart
<a href=artbyrenata.deviantart.com/art…>Oranges for Sveta by artbyRenata


Kaleidoscope Reverie by alexiuss WCE40-UD by peggymintun

<a href=alexiuss.deviantart.com/art/Ka…>Kaleidoscope Reverie by alexiuss
<a href=peggymintun.deviantart.com/art…>WCE40-UD by peggymintun


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<a href=litka.deviantart.com/art/Octob…>October Morning, Grand Avenue by litka
<a href=ctbehrens.deviantart.com/art/F…>Fire Escape II by ctbehrens


:thumb117885025: FLAMENCO - DANCES OF THE WORLD by renatadomagalska

<a href=marie85.deviantart.com/art/A-s…>A scattering of love by Wheels-Of-Joy
<a href=renatadomagalska.deviantart.co…>FLAMENCO - DANCES OF THE WORLD by renatadomagalska


TAXI NY 1994 by duytter rainy day watercolor by glarbinator

<a href=duytter.deviantart.com/art/TAX…>TAXI NY by duytter
<a href=glarbinator.deviantart.com/art…>rainy day watercolor by glarbinator


Mermaid by Caracolinas Eirian by Araniel

<a href=caracolinas.deviantart.com/art…>Mermaid by Caracolinas
<a href=araniel.deviantart.com/art/Eir…>Eirian by Araniel


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<a href=joereimer.deviantart.com/art/I…>Isolation by joereimer
<a href=dusanmalobabic.deviantart.com/…>'Crossing the Street' by DusanMalobabic


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In-demand and so behind!

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 21, 2009, 7:45 AM
I'm running around like a mad woman right now... I've been finishing pieces left and right for so many people but myself, which explains the lack of updates here. Hopefully I'll be able to update with good ol' paintings sometime in July.

I finally got caught up with the deviations that were sitting in my message center - thank you all for continuing to make beautiful art! I promise to do my share soon enough.

My Etsy is now stocked with stickers, original paintings, and PRINTS! If there's a piece in my gallery that you want to have a print of, please comment or note me and I will put it up on Etsy for you to buy. Currently I make 8" x 10" prints (in an 11" x 14" mat) and 11" x 14" prints (in 16" x 20" mats).

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Big news in Schlady Land

Journal Entry: Thu May 21, 2009, 9:21 AM
I'm finally a proud bearer of a BFA degree in Illustration! :dance:

Now comes the oh-so-fun part - finding work! I picked up a part time position with a local greeting card company, so I feel that's a really good start to gaining professional experience. I'm so excited to start the new job!

I also got an Etsy shop up and running! It'll take me awhile to get everything I want up there, but for now you can officially buy stickers and a few original paintings! Let me know if there's something you'd like to see there, especially suggestions for new stickers and prints.

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(614) Magazine!

Journal Entry: Fri May 1, 2009, 2:22 PM

If you're in Columbus, pick up a free copy of the new (614) Magazine! It's a new local glossy with articles and information about all the hubbub that goes on in our city. I've been published as their first featured artist!! There's a nice spread near the end of Scarlet Array, a short bio, and my portrait (and a rather unfortunate typo). I'm so excited about this that I thought I'd share with all my deviants!
:heart: :dance: :boogie: :dance: :heart:

Here's the online article if you can't pick up the printed issue.


Pet Portraits

Want a one-of-a-kind gift for the animal lover in your life? Colorful pet portraits make wonderful keepsakes that will be treasured for years to come.



I will work from photographs you provide of your pet. If you'd like all your animal friends displayed in one painting (sometimes only art can get them to sit still next to each other!), you can send multiple photographs and I will combine them.



Here are some general prices for the basic sizes of paintings; all are done in acrylics on stretched canvas. The back is wired for hanging, the sides of the canvas are painted, and the image and sides are varnished for lasting protection -- your painting will be ready for immediate display!

8" x 10" - $60 (+$5 shipping)
9" x 12" - $85 (+$5 shipping)
12" x 12" - $135 (+$5 shipping)
11" x 14" - $145 (+$5 shipping)
16" x 20" - $235 (+$5 shipping)

Remember, these are original custom portraits painted by an artist. I will do my very best to capture the personality of your pet through my signature expressive and colorful brushstrokes. Also, no prints will ever be sold of your painting - it will truly be one of a kind.

If you're interested in a portrait painting or have any questions, send me a note here on deviantART or shoot me an email at kellikohn@gmail.com.



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Pet Portraits

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 19, 2009, 1:10 PM
The CCAD Art Sale went very well; my best sale yet.  I sold Sunset Rush and Winter on Long and a few framed prints.  Prospective commissions are a big possibility since the pet portraits I had displayed were very well-received.  I thought I'd do a little promotion for them here as well, if anyone wants or knows anyone who would like beautiful custom keepsakes of their furry (or scaly or feathered) companions.



Pet Portraits

Want a one-of-a-kind gift for the animal lover in your life? Colorful pet portraits make wonderful keepsakes that will be treasured for years to come.

I will work from photographs you provide of your pet. If you'd like all your animal friends displayed in one painting (sometimes only art can get them to sit still next to each other!), you can send multiple photographs and I will combine them.



Here are some general prices for the basic sizes of paintings; all are done in acrylics on stretched canvas. The back is wired for hanging, the sides of the canvas are painted, and the image and sides are varnished for lasting protection -- your painting will be ready for immediate display!

8" x 10" - $60 (+$5 shipping)
9" x 12" - $85 (+$5 shipping)
12" x 12" - $135 (+$5 shipping)
11" x 14" - $145 (+$5 shipping)
16" x 20" - $235 (+$5 shipping)

Remember, these are original custom portraits painted by an artist. I will do my very best to capture the personality of your pet through my signature expressive and colorful brushstrokes. Also, no prints will ever be sold of your painting - it will truly be one of a kind.

If you're interested in a portrait painting or have any questions, send me a note here on deviantART or shoot me an email at kellikohn@gmail.com.



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CCAD Art Sale

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 13, 2009, 5:44 PM

The spring CCAD Art Sale is coming up on April 18th.  I hope that you Columbus-area deviants will at least stop by to say hi and take a look at all the awesome art at the sale!  Parking is free and general admission is only $5 from 10:30am to 2pm.

I'm going to have original artwork for sale, unfortunately not a whole lot of new stuff because school and work have not been kind to me this semester.  But the really cool thing this time is that I'm going to have FRAMED PRINTS for sale!  It's an affordable alternative to owning the originals, plus you're still getting the artist's touch - each print is signed and all the frames are hand-painted to match my artwork.  I'll have 5" x 7" prints of Pretty Little Siamese and assorted 8" x 10" images cropped from my larger landscapes (they look really nice displayed in a big cluster!).  I'll get pictures of those when they're all done and maybe post prices.

I'll update this entry as the week progresses... it's shame everything had to be due this week AND the sale is this Saturday... >:(

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Art for sale!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 15, 2009, 10:11 AM

A lot of my original artwork is available for purchase.  I have a few paintings for sale through the Mac Worthington Gallery (search under Kelli Kohn).  If you're interested in any of my other pieces or custom artwork, please send me a note or an email and I'll give you details.



STICKERS! Big 3-inch stickers of cute little kitties! They're only $1 each plus 50 cents for shipping (US addresses only). Send me a note of which ones you want and I'll give you the PayPal information.





The spring CCAD Art Sale is coming up on April 18th.  (My last sale before I'm an alumnus!  EEK!)  I'll have a table there with a handful of my original artwork and other fun stuff.  I hope that you Columbus-area deviants will at least stop by to say hi and take a look at all the awesome art at the sale!  Parking is free and general admission is only $5 from 10:30am to 2pm.

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New clicky thing

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 12, 2009, 9:22 AM
Got a new mouse yesterday -- finally.  Oh how wonderful it is to have a functioning scroll wheel!  And I mean a real wheel, not a little ball of fail like that of my dispatched Mighty Mouse.
:headbang:

Lately I've been painting, working, gettin' ready to start my last semester of school, and even designing little valentines. :heart: Hehehe.

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The new year is upon us!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 31, 2008, 10:51 AM
:dance:

Wishing all of my dA friends a wonderful 2009!

:boogie:

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Boo

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 6, 2008, 3:00 PM
The art sale was somewhat disappointing.  I guess people's budgets are too tight for paintings right now.  Quite understandable, but I was still hoping for someone to come by that wanted more than teeny little Christmas gift items.

School (finals week ahhh!), work, and commissions are really bogging me down.  I need a day to sleep in.

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