Joëlle Workman, age 24, Harrisburg PA
crafts person, floundering adult, foraging city dweller
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landlocked in bodies that don't keep
Anonymous said: are you going to be releasing some more tshirt designs early fall? can't wait to update my wardrobe for this school year!
All kinds of new stuff for the fall! There will be new tees, crops, dresses, leggings, and cardigans…followed by some crew neck sweaters and hoodies. Also we have a collab lined up for waxed canvas backpacks, some cool new cast jewelry, and are meeting with pattern makers and a local seamstress to do a custom fabricated line later in the year that will include all kinds of cool drapey dresses and scarves and maybe some outerwear!
11:01 am • 28 July 2014 • 23 notes
Anonymous said: Do you draw tattoos for people? I love the look of the stuff on your etsy and would like pay to have something designed in that style. Thanks <33
I love drawing tattoos for people, and wish that I had more space in my schedule to do so! I do have a couple of slots for illustration work open in the next month (due in part to the fact that I will be looking for things to draw while I spend a blissful internet free week in Canada), so shoot me an email at fennecdesign@gmail if you have a project in mind :)
4:26 pm • 22 July 2014 • 2 notes
It’s just a sneak peek, because I’m going to probably be napping for two weeks straight after all of this but here are some photos from my wedding ceremony this past Saturday. We worked super hard to DIY pretty much everything imaginable, and I couldn’t be more proud of the results. (all taken by my very talented friends With Love & Embers)
2:19 pm • 15 July 2014 • 161 notes
Anonymous said: where do you purchase your shirts for screen printing? I want to get started but I don't want to spend a bunch of money
We have a membership with a wholesaler who supplies a bunch of different kinds of t-shirt brands. But…it might not be the best sort of thing if you are just starting out. Most wholesalers will require you to provide a tax i.d. and additional info about your business. If you want to try screen printing but don’t want to spend the money, start with patches (the fabric is a great way to practice without spending a ton), pick up some blank shirts at a thrift store, or see if a local friend with a wholesale account who does larger scale ordering can order a small batch of shirts for you. Hope that helps!
7:44 pm • 7 July 2014 • 4 notes
If you sent me one of the 50 or so messages I have recieved since I last logged in….I will try to get to you soon, but answering them all right away isn’t possible. So hang in there <3
10:55 am • 2 July 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous said: Did you go to college?
Yep. I have an almost completed BA in English Lit. I’ve been slowly finishing off my last 12 credits online over the past year (I didn’t want to go into any more debt so decided to take only the classes I could pay for outright at any given time). I only have 6 to go at this point and should be done by the end of the fall. I had taken a break before that because I was too sick to attend classes. Sometimes I wish I’d gone to art school, as it might have been more applicable to my current career path…but I’m still glad for the time I spent in school for reasons more related to maturing as a person etc.
10:03 am • 27 June 2014 • 7 notes
Where do people buy fancy lingerie these days? I need to get a few extra special occasion kind of things, and have decided to spend a bit more than usual and I’m feeling a little out of my depth. I want something mind blowing but not like out of this world expensive. If it’s black, I will probably like it. eta: I’m looking for something in XS-S sizing. Suggestions?
4:30 pm • 24 June 2014 • 12 notes
Anonymous said: Every time I see your url I read it as "Joelle So Well" and I think, ah, I'm glad Joelle is doing so well!
This is the best thing. (and I am doing so well!)
12:14 pm • 19 June 2014 • 20 notes
Anonymous said: I just recently started following you and I love your work but I noticed there was a serious lull in your posts for a while this year and you used to post way more often, what happened?
Thanks for following! Lots of little things happened, but mostly…
- I was really really sick for a while, I’m doing better but chronic/ongoing health issues sometimes mean that I have to take a break from things, and tumblr wasn’t a priority when things got really bad.
- Fennec has grown a lot this year. Which is awesome! But it also means that when I’m not sick, I’m probably working/in the studio. Especially when you aren’t sure how long you’ll be healthy, you just sorta have to capitalize on any time where you feel capable.
I’ve been having a pretty healthy spring/summer so far this year so I’m hoping that it will be possible to share more :)
9:36 am • 19 June 2014 • 12 notes
Anonymous said: Hey, I was wondering if you may have any place of recommendation for printing art? I tried one place near my house and brought my own hand cut paper and they were complete assholes to me. So was searching for better print places. Thank you in advance.
We recently purchased a nice new printer for our studio so we aren’t going through a shop anymore for most of our digital art reproduction. That said, I reccomend fireball printing (click for link) in Philly if you are looking for a quality fine art printer with pretty quick turn around (they ship). In my experience professional print shops aren’t going to use paper you bring with you, especially if it’s hand cut. Their machines are very finely calibrated and it can be a liability if it jams up expensive equipment. I hope that is useful information, please feel free to let me know if you have any other questions :)
7:43 pm • 18 June 2014 • 4 notes