History (Old Friend)
“I started to tell her a story and she smiled. She knew what I was going to say next. She usually does. We have a history.”
An archival reproduction of my original mixed media art.
5 x 7 Greeting Cards (blank inside) are printed in Rochester, NY on 100% recycled paper and paired with a kraft envelope. Reusing creatively is at the heart of everything we do.
8 x 10 Art Prints are printed in Yardley, PA on archival, fade-resistant Epson Matte paper with Epson ECO solvent Pigment inks which are made to last 120+ years.
Prints are signed and dated and fit nicely in an 8 x 10 mat or frame. Packaged in a protective sleeve with backing board and shipped in a sturdy cardboard mailer.
The original artwork is created from sewing separate photographs, painted bits of paper, ephemera, and my words together. These words have been inside me forever. Some are new and others have been a part of letters and journals written long ago. Enjoy. xo.
My hands and heart touch everything I make.
© Colleen Attara Studio. Images may not be reproduced, resold or used in any form without my written consent.
These questions sometimes arise...
What unit of measure do you use?
All product measurements are listed in inches.
What is the "small word add-on?"
The small word add-on allows you to add an additional small (6-8") cardboard or plastic word to your order. The small word will be the same as your large word.
How do I hang the salvaged words?
I use the little foam squares from AC Moore or similar craft stores. They fit perfectly behind the words and also add a great dimension. They do not harm paint. In my studio I have some that have been up for years.
I also love to lean the words...over a doorway, a window, or on top of a picture. The dinner table is a favorite place of mine. I use clear squares if I hang the words on a mirror.
Can salvaged words be outside?
The salvaged plexi words can, yes! And they float in water. The last little words are salvaged cardboard and should be kept indoors.
I want a word I do not see on your website. Can you make it for me?
Oh yes. You can order that right here.
I have a phrase I would like made. Can you do that?
Happily. Just email me directly.
When will I receive my order?Prints will ship out in 1 to 2 business days. Hand-scripted words ship within a week. Custom orders (e.g., Your Word and Your Name) will be processed in 1 - 3 weeks.
Shipping rates and times are based on package weight and destination...you'll be able to view and select the best option for your purchase at checkout.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes...a whole bunch. Please expect delivery to take longer than noted above as packages will be making their way across mountains, sand, or sea.
What about refunds and exchanges?
If an order arrived damaged due to shipping, please contact me.
Where can I see/buy your work in person?
You’ll find my environmentally friendly artwork in healing spaces and private collections across North America and Europe, as well as in galleries and shops in the Northeast United States. Take a peek at my portfolio, browse the shop, join me at an event, and share in my creative process.
I'd love to carry your work...
If you are interested in placing a wholesale order, please reach out to me for pricing and minimums.
I still have a question...
Please contact me with any questions, concerns or general delight.