Part 3 of the @drewandashleyart
takeover: We’ve had a blast sharing our work with you today! We have some exciting opportunities coming up and we’re looking forward to sharing those details with you soon! Follow our account if you’d like to see what we have in the works. Thank you for spending the day with us! 💛
For part 2 of the @drewandashleyart
takeover, we wanted to share some more of our new work with you. A few of these pieces along with many others are currently on display (and for sale) @driversgallery
in Valparaiso! Drew has always loved cars, so this has been a fantastic place for us to display some of our artwork! Don’t think we only create automotive related artwork, though! We love to make just about anything and everything!
Hi NWI! We’re @drewandashleyart
, and we’re taking over the Local 219 instagram today! We’re a Valparaiso-based art duo, and we specialize in cut paper and illustrations of everything from cars to pets! Want us to create something special for you? We’d love to make it happen! Stick around with us today and give us a follow if you’d like to check out some of our recent works!
We get asked a lot of questions, so let's start at the beginning. We get the specimen in after they are dead and dehydrated. They come from ethical and sustainable insect farms all over the world. We have to rehydrate them (so we can pose them without breaking them). Each leg, antennae, and wing are hand posed, pinned in place, and then dehydrated one last time, which preserves the color and shape of the insect. Next they are mounted with glue to archival paper, we handcraft a frame from scratch, paint it to match, and assemble the final piece. Created with archival materials, uv protecting glass, signed & wax sealed on the back with the official Green Beetle Shop authenticity certificate. Each piece is one of a kind, and we include the name and country of origin with each piece so you have that to go home with. We travel around to shows all over to sell our art in person, check out our show schedule for more details. Growing each year, we are planning to open our online store in 2019 to accommodate our clientele from around the country. We hope you have enjoyed our feature on Local 219, and hope to see you soon!
Let's get up close and personal. The texture and colors are ALL NATURAL. Yep....that's what we said. These creatures are ethical sourced from sustainable insect farms around the world. If you have questions about how and where they are from check our website for the full scoop. Sourcing these guys is one of our favorite parts, we love finding crazy unique specimen, with striking visuals, some of which you've probably never seen before. They each have a story, which we enjoy talking about, where they live, how they fight off predators, and how their coloring helps them survive in the wild. Visit us at one of our shows to quiz us on all the details!
Hey NWI! @greenbeetleshop
is taking over Local 219's Instagram today! We are passionate about sharing the natural beauty of the insect world with people everywhere. We believe that everyone has a strong feeling towards insects, either you love them or your hate them. Either way, you're gonna love looking at these amazing creatures from around the world, and you might even find a piece to add to your collection!
Part 3: this industry is rewarding but also very unpredictable. I’m always striving to find things that i love to do. So one day I’m the fake bride or dripping in 2 million dollars of diamonds. The next however I am a hairstylist or an artisan. Always having a plan B in life. So i do hair and paint to fill in the slow times of work. Thank you @local219
for having me today!!
Part 2: one of my favorite things is meeting the designer. It gives the clothes so much more meaning. You see their passion and creativity. As far are as my coworkers, i have made such good friends along the way 🧡
Hey NWI! It’s @cwiltjer92
taking over for @local219
today! If anyone would have told me 9 years ago I’d be modeling i would have laughed and not believed them. I kinda just fell into it and it’s been an incredible journey ever since. The agency i started with and am based by is @mpmanagementchicago.
From photo shoots to runway and in-store events, there’s something new everyday.