i’ll have a little ranch on the side, please.

© David Stubbs 2012(photo by David Stubbs)www.davidstubbs.com
© David Stubbs 2012(photo by David Stubbs)www.davidstubbs.com

each year a project or two claims itself as my favorite. in fall 2012, the bar bc ranch in jackson hole, wy, hired me to design their 2013 calendar and marketing promotional piece. thrilled to begin, i knew i’d be spending a couple of months staring at photos of heaven. the bar bc ranch was also featured in quentin tarantino’s 2012 “django unchained” (look for the beautiful tetons and snowy scenes).

excerpt : Hillwood, a Texas based land development company owned by Ross Perot Jr., purchased the lower Bar BC Ranch in 2004. Known as one of the largest private real estate developers and investors in the nation, Hillwood is recognized for its strength in creating premier projects and signature developments that create value for its partners, both public and private. The Bar BC Ranch is an example of Hillwood’s sensitive approach to protecting the land through conservation easements and respecting the native wildlife.

in past years, the photography of the marketing piece has been in color. marketing manager, mary jane ashmore, had a vision to do the piece in black & white, with inspiration from the fascinating photography of ansel adams. so, we did just that. all photography included is on the bar bc ranch, with exception of a few that are nearby. the images are all original, taken by a collective of photographers including mary jane. the layout design, production management, binding design are all done by yours truly. my client was blown away by the product and we continue to hear positive feedback as their clients receive the 2013 ranch promo. take a step into one of the most beautiful places in the country.

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special thanks to capital printing co and mickey brosseau who handled the printing, binding and mailing. also to mary jane ashmore for being incredibly great to work with and to jackson hole, for being so dreamy.

new site!

emily galusha creative header

well, a website redesign was due, so i’m happy to share my new site, eegcreative.com. it focuses on graphic design work as well as my visual artwork (drawing/painting/mixed media). this is a good excuse to turn your phone on silent, grab your laptop and do some surfing.

this blog (the page you’re on right now) will still have updates on what i’m working on and all of that good stuff (drawings, photos, projects) … and facebook/twitter/pinterest are also awesome time suckers. so enjoy yourself and go play.

new website link   :   www.eegcreative.com

e.e.g. creative music mix

a big ole thank you to the Man upstairs and to everyone who supports artists, designers, creators and those with fantastic ideas. you are greatly appreciated.

sunshine camp

t-shirt design for austin’s sunshine camps. sunshine camps serve economically disadvantaged youth in central texas.  their programs strive to create a better future and stronger community through mentoring, education and personal development of low-income youth. feels good to do creative work that serves a good purpose! a great set of photo galleries of the kids in action is here; the barton springs gallery is my favorite.

bourbon & boots

i’m proud to announce that bourbonandboots.com will be selling my southern wares. today, they posted the first item for sale, a pistol illustration. i’m super excited as these guys have a good-lookin’ site with unique stuff to buy.
boots & bourbon says:
“This is who we think you might be.

  • You love the South
  • You are from the South or are a Southern Expat (livin’ up in yankeeland or maybe Texas)
  • You might even be a Carpetbagger who realizes how awesome Southern culture is
  • You value small producers
  • You value quality craftsmanship
  • You like vintage and handmade things
  • You value family and hospitality”

take a look here!

 

e.a.s.t.

the east austin studio tour is a big deal here in austin. artists, galleries and some retail/restaurants collaborate for the sake of being creative. i was fortunate enough to be hosted by the fabulous east side showroom, a depression-era set restaurant with all locally grown and raised food. my pieces fit well, which was a bonus. big thanks to mickie spencer for having me show during such a great event. e.a.s.t. took place during october and since then the pieces that are still for sale have made it to gallery 26 in little rock and to grayDUCK gallery in austin. i also have a few here at the studio for sale. take a lookie!

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one man’s junk is another woman’s treasure.

so, at 32, i’ve fully come to terms that i am a packrat. but i’m an organized packrat. and the things i collect get used, whether it’s decorating at an event tomorrow or using it in a painting 3 years from now.

over the years, i’ve collected vintage fabric and trinkets as well as antique publications and papers. most of it was passed down through family as “junk” but a lot i have found throughout the south and midwest at various junk shops and things people have thrown out.

if you have any worthy fabric, papers, etc, that have a history behind them AND you do not want them anymore, mail them to p.o. box 684681 / austin, tx / 78768. send them and the story that goes along with them. i’d love to incorporate your goods into my work. who knows, your goodies could pass through me and end up on someone’s wall!

my organized stash of "treasures"

e.e.g. over easy

“and above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you
because the greatest secrets
are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
-roald dahl

since relocating from little rock to austin, my brain has been on overload. after this summer’s voyage through the west, i thought i would have time to digest all that experience and squeeze out loads of concepts and art. but it’s like a big mental constipated mess … only with colorful imagination instead of, well, poop.

about a year ago, living in little rock, i decided to stay through winter and spring, go to peru in the summer of 2010, then move to austin by the end of summer. it is a transition i had contemplated for some time to push my boundaries, but the timing had always been off. moving seemed scary and difficult … so naturally, it was attractive.

through self-motivation (and a little rejection & humiliation, of course), i had built up a strong professional career in art and design in little rock and was widely accepted. it was more than i could ask for. when you relax in your own shoes, they fit so much better. when the time came to follow through with my plan, it was at an incredible juncture – the title of arkansas times “2010 best arkansas artist” was awarded to me, and i was blown away. it fueled me to push forward with the move, knowing i had the support of home.

it has taken a month or two to settle and find a place for living and creating in austin. but it’s been found. the little workspace is rugged and perfect and the community is creative and driven. after sharing studio space with my mother or brother, working out of the bedroom, the kitchen, the bathroom, the yard, i now have a place to call my own. to step out of the everyday and dive in. i am very thankful for the little barn.

la grange – luna approves

the good news for you guys is that i’ll be posting new work soon and you won’t have to read my rambling tangents as often! you’ll just get to see that energy used on art. and i can’t wait.

God bless difficult changes, for bright and shiny ones are soon to follow.

saturate / sat·u·rate (sāch’ə-rāt’) / to soak, fill, or load to capacity.

blessed, fortunate, deserving … spoiled … whatever you want to call it, that’s how i feel. this year has been a rewarding one. after chewing through several of life’s obstacles these past few years, many prayers have been answered. not so much a simple “dream come true” but a fulfilling feeling of working hard and being rewarded. certain things play out as they’re supposed to, and we often have little control – what a relief.

in late august, my manfriend and i set out for an adventure through the west. through heaven on earth. along with the intentions of vacating, the trip included art projects, familial introductions, bonfire jigs and deeper integration of hearts. wyoming was new to me. andrew put it well, “emily, it’ll give you big eyes.” and he was right. if anyone wants to donate a ranch (a meek one would do just fine) in jackson hole, wy, please email me asap.

a huge part of visiting jackson hole, sedona, santa fe, etc, was to talk with gallery owners. i got some good feedback and will definitely be selling fishing fly illustrations at a location in jackson hole. now, if a gallery or two will just have my artwork, that would be amazing. working on that.

enjoy the photos from this journey:

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holy crap.

well. i guess i’m a big girl now?

arkansas times cover - june 29 issue

click HERE to see all of the winners. go arkansas!

click image for cover story ... woo!

thank you thank you thank you. hard work does pay off. but it’s incredibly humbling and motivating.

ArtLines interview-Artist Spotlight: Emily Galusha

shelby brewer, the media and communications manager of the arkansas arts council, asked if i’d like to do an interview for their monthly e-newsletter. the “artist spotlight” is a new feature in the newsletter where an arkansas artist is asked various questions about their art, technique, life, etc.
pretty cool, eh?!

take a look!