March 17, 2011

That blue-on-blue wrapped package.



You can order beautifully frame prints from Evan Izer's sketchbook here. You'll have to pay extra to get the special wrapping paper, I think.

17 comments:

Coketown said...

Amazon portals, protest buttons, framed sketches? What is this, the Althome Shopping Network?

Paddy O said...

So, this one post exemplifies the Althouse blog experience over the last many years, but only insiders, I think, will get why.

Very fun video.

I think I even saw a glimmer of light over in the corner... Sir Archy?

Phil 3:14 said...

Shameless commerce division

Phil 3:14 said...

Just thinking, Glenn Reynolds regularly posts about the coming higher education bubble.

The burgeoning "shameless commerce" of various successful blogs leads me to wonder if we will someday have the bursting of the "blogger bubble"?

If so would anyone notice?

Anne said...

I love the videos of you two together - they just show how genuinely content and happy you are. Great sketches!

Pastafarian said...

I like it when she highlights things like this. Her Amazon Christmas ideas were great.

The framing on these prints must cost extra -- I wonder how much. I didn't see pricing for the framing on the website. Really nicely done frames like this, with a matte/border thingy, are pretty expensive.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

It's a hoot that you immediately tied the ribbon in your hair, Althouse. A very good color for you, too. Yesterday on TV doing being inteviewed; today whimsically clowning with a bow. Sweet.

There's a sketch of Palladian's that I have my eye on...

t-man said...

I purchased this and two other prints, and am very happy with the sketches.

chickelit said...

I bought this print from Palladian. It's a photo of leaden type which reminded me of my father, who used to keep some around.

Is Palladian framing things himself now? I hope so. I paid almost twice as much locally to frame his print as the print itself cost.

chickelit said...

Coketown said...
Amazon portals, protest buttons, framed sketches? What is this, the Althome Shopping Network?

They are just obscene profit center timeouts.
Hey coketown, would you rather have NPR-style fund raisers?

Carl said...

Ann, if I didn't know better, I'd say that you're either drunk or high as shit in this video. Reminds me of the drunk Hasselhoff one that came out a couple of years ago...

Paddy O said...

Carl can't recognize "happy".

Which is sad.

Meade said...

"The framing on these prints must cost extra -- I wonder how much. I didn't see pricing for the framing on the website. Really nicely done frames like this, with a matte/border thingy, are pretty expensive."

The frames really are outstanding and worth every penny I paid for them. I won't tell you what the charge was. Hey, if you all get together, maybe you can collectively bargain a sweet deal with him! It's your human right you know!

Coketown said...

@chickelit: I wasn't complaining! I'm just always amused when patterns develop on the Althouse blog, since the unique thing about her blog is the complete absence of patterns, themes, or motifs.

An NPR-style fundraiser would be fun! An Althouse variety show. She could do Nina Tottenberg impressions and wear her badger hat.

Ann Althouse said...

"Ann, if I didn't know better, I'd say that you're either drunk or high as shit in this video. Reminds me of the drunk Hasselhoff one that came out a couple of years ago."

I'm high on life. With Meade.

Palladian said...

Thanks to the wonderful Meade, and to everyone else who purchased prints from me. And thanks to the wonderful Althouse for being here. It's really funny; as I was tying up the ribbon, I thought "I wonder if she'll accessorize with this..."

I don't usually frame prints but since it was a special order, I did. I'm going to start offering it as an option on the website. It will be reasonable, though Meade got a special price. The frames are pine and painted and finished by me. In the case of these two, the finishes are two 18th century pigments (potter's pink and verditer) in a synthetic base formulated to mimic 18th century milk-based paint. It produces a lovely matte, almost putty-like finish and retains just a bit of the texture of the brush.

Anyway, thanks again!

Ann Althouse said...

"The frames are pine and painted and finished by me. In the case of these two, the finishes are two 18th century pigments (potter's pink and verditer) in a synthetic base formulated to mimic 18th century milk-based paint. It produces a lovely matte, almost putty-like finish and retains just a bit of the texture of the brush."

Cool. I hope you can tell from the video how much I liked the paint. It is tactile.