Johanna ÖstJohanna Öst

The blog of Swedish artist Johanna Öst.

My art and illustration

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Mar 28, 2009 in My art and illustration


I used to have an Etsy store, but when they wouldn’t accept my new credit card it was suspended and has been so for months. Now they’re finally accepting PayPal so my store is open again!

I will be selling things I’ve made other than paintings and drawings, like dolls and perhaps some clothing items. I’m also planning to sell some vintage clothing that doesn’t fit me. I will be adding more items over the next week so keep checking back if you’re interested!

(By the way, has anyone noticed what happens when you mouse over my blog header?)


Print design

Oct 26, 2008 in My art and illustration

At the present my prints come with a white margin and a “Johanna Öst” text underneath the picture, but lately I have considered changing them to only the picture. Personally I prefer prints without text, and even though you can crop the margin if you want to I would prefer a larger actual picture with no need for cropping.

Before changing them I want to ask your opinion, do you like the text or would it be better without? If you own one of my prints, did you crop it?

Prints made from small originals would still have a margin since they wouldn’t look good blown up. I’d have to decide if I should crop those prints or leave the white, same with pictures that doesn’t have the same proportions as an A4 paper. I guess a good thing with the current design is that all prints have the same size, and a size that is good for framing. Maybe a minimal margin with no text could be a compromise?

I could also offer both alternatives, but if no one wants the text it’s probably better to just change them.