Hand-Pulled Art Cards ???

What does my limited original "hand pulled" linoprint art cards means? 

Take a look at my process (see photos below).  After I design and carve out my block, I begin measuring and cutting my linoprint papier.  As I receive orders, I begin hand printing and hand pulling each block prints using high quality Schminke Linoprint color on high quality paper.  When the prints dry and set, I number and sign each print (both in English and with my Japanese HANKO - my signature) and then professionally mount the artwork on either large or small cards and put them together with a soft ridged matching envelope in a protected clear plastic sleeve. After the determined limited amount of print has been reached, I stop any post creation for this particular art piece and will destroy the blocks making the art piece limited and collectables.

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Available in 3 sizes:  Large Cards (14x19cm), NEW! Small Cards (11x17cm) and Postcards 12x16cm.  

ACTION !  ACTION ! ACTION !

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the "New Year of the Brown Earth Dog" characteristic word is ACTION!  So true that this year, my New Years Cards were here early!  This year I've limited them to only 80 prints.  The orders came and went and I now only have 4 left.  THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH for sharing my love with yourselves, your family and friends! 

Year of the Brown Earth Dog Cards/Glückbringer

(February 16, 2018-February 04, 2019)

FACT:   According to the Chinese 12-animal zodiac system, 2018 is the Year of the Dog - succeeding the Year of the Rooster and preceding the Year of the Pig. Chinese New Year takes place on different dates each year because it is based on the lunar calendar.  It is said that as the year ends with an eight, it's been considered an especially lucky year by the Chinese people. This is because in certain Chinese dialects, the sound of the word 'eight' is similar to the sound of the word 'fortune'. The Chinese regard dogs as an auspicious animal with a very keen sense of understanding humans.  The Chinese believe that if a dog happens to come to your home, it symbolizes the coming of fortune.  Maybe because the characteristics of Dogs are persistence, meticulously attentive, responsible workers and seem to have good fortune in wealth. 

#YearOfTheRooster - Celebration has begun around the world!

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Good luck and great fortune


THE  FIRE ROOSTER  2017

 

So awesome hearing from both private collectors and corporate interests again this year!  You've made my limited Chinese New Years linocut prints an annual ritual.  Thanks everyone for letting me be a part of your festivities!

 

Collect, Send and Share them throughout the year to celebrate your Special Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birth announcements and commemorative events. 

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HERE'S HOW

Email or call me direct anytime.
Details can be discussed for Large volume orders over 50 or more.
Samples are available for Corporate Interests.
(first 100 pc are already gone)


Email:  info@tamikobraun.com
Cell:     +49.171.55.23.928

 

  • ArtCards @ 10euro/pc (28x19cm)+Envelopes.  Minimum 3 cards per order + shipping.
  • Purchase a Gift Box Set of 5 cards and get free shipping worldwide.
  • ArtCards @ 8euro/pc (23,2x17cm)+Envelopes.  Minimum 3 cards per order + shipping.
  • Purchase a Gift Box Set of 5 cards and get free shipping worldwide.
  • ArtPostcards @ 5 euro/pc. Minimum 3 cards per order + shipping.
  • Purchase a Gift Box Set of 5 postcards and get free shipping worldwide.
  • Apply Special Promotion Code (see below) and receive 10% off total purchase.
  • See specifications "About the cards" below.
  • Paypal accepted, Bank Transfer only in Germany
  • Shipment takes approx 1-2 biz days in Germany, 5-7 biz days worldwide 

2017 Fire Rooster "Henriette" Debuts

Taking a break from my canvas painting this week to print my linocards.  How are you spending your first weeks of the new year?  

Now accepting orders for my limited edition hand pulled original linoprints. Today, the second shipment orders were dispatched and tomorrow I continue to be busy printing, signing and shipping the next order. Please don't wait too long to get yours as they are moving out fast. Thanks so much everyone! 

About the cards:  they are printed on high quality linodruckpapier, 120g/qm, each hand printed, numbered, signed and professionally mounted on 14x19cm 130g/m2 soft ridged card with matching envelope andprotected in an individual clear plastic sleeve.   Each card is a hand pulled original print, using high quality Schminke Linoprint color and is limited to 300/300 - A/P2 - HC3.  

About the cards:  they are printed on high quality linodruckpapier, 120g/qm, each hand printed, numbered, signed and professionally mounted on 14x19cm 130g/m2 soft ridged card with matching envelope andprotected in an individual clear plastic sleeve.   Each card is a hand pulled original print, using high quality Schminke Linoprint color and is limited to 300/300 - A/P2 - HC3.  

FACT:  Did you know that the last time in the Chinese Calendar the combination of the element FIRE and the animal ROOSTER was in 1957?  It is a fact that, such combinations reoccur only every 60 years!   This is because there are 12 animals in the Chinese calendar counting system:  Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.  To make the 60 unique color animal names, the Chinese have also added the Five Elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth and these Five Elements are connected to colors:  White, Black, Green, Red and Brown. Hence, this is why each Chinese year has a color animal name.  Because Red is connected to Fire, 2017 is also called the Red Rooster Year (some Chinese Stem system say that 2017 is a female year so actually 2017 is probably the year of the red chicken year for the strict astrologers).  The Chinese new year will begin on January 28, 2017 - February 15, 2018 to be followed by the Brown Earth Dog Year next.

Drop me a line (info@tamikobraun.com) if you'd like to have your own collectibles or cards for gift-giving and don't forget to take advantage of the 10% discount promotional campaign TAMIKO-2017 by subscribing to my newsletter! 

First Week into 2017

When the weather outside shows -12C❄️😳helps focus on productivity indoors 😂🎨👌 getting ready to welcome 'the year of the rooster'

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Lucy Monkey goes Banking !

YES! 👍🎉 A German bank called me last week after seeing my Fine Art 2016 New Year Linoprints and gave me a special order. How exciting to think that their clients will soon be greeted by my Lucky Monkey! All packed up and getting ready to ship! — feeling proud in Munich, Germany.