POSTED ON Sunday, June 6, 2021 - 14:19

My latest acquisition. A mall pit fired ceramic sculpture by Philadelphia Artist Marguerita Hagan. From her Rongorongos. This is the smallest of the series it is about 5 inches tall.

The Rongorongo shout out a once diverse and abundant life on the Pacific Island. The thriving Rapanui culture and its lush landscape fell to devastating deforestation. With restoration at work today, the island of Rapanui in all of its mystery leaves a clear and profound message.

Rongorongo by Marguerita Hagan
POSTED ON Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 14:49

I’m excited to announce my year-long project for 2021 — a small single-sheet artist book/zine collection. This collection will be available to all patrons including the $3/month Studio Journal level. It’s like buying me a cup of coffee each month.

Inspired by numerous single sheet artist's books out in the universe, I have decided to make works that can be digitally shared with my patrons and collectors. I will be creating at least one single-sheet art book each month.

zines, artists books, bookarts, patron, stellauntalan, folded dispatches, mapping the terrain
POSTED ON Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 14:37
I'm happy to share this short video that gives you an idea of what my Foldable Dispatches books look like after they are printed, folded, and cut.
POSTED ON Sunday, April 4, 2021 - 15:52

Yeah. An unexpected expense. Microwave died. Here’s my new studio companion reflecting the reorganization of my storage area. Durable goods seem to be back in inventory although not at normal levels. That's ok stay safe everyone.

Let’s heat something up!

That American Rescue plan check came in handy.


Reflected in the microwave
POSTED ON Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 15:19
It's the last days of January and my first book in my year long project is almost ready to make available to all my patrons.
This book has a flip side poster view. You can print it on the back of the printed pages or as an art poster for this project. It's up to you.
Folded Dispatches, Digital Ink Book Layout for printing
POSTED ON Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 15:14

I'm happy to say that my Give Me a Hand pins are going out to my VoxBox and Whole Ball of Wax patrons today. These pins feature one of the drawings from my 600 Drawings project.

If you want to switch your level to $12 or above you can get my occasional physical mailings and my 1 year anniversary gift. I'm working on creating new items to share with you on a more regular basis.

Thank you for supporting my work at any level.

Now back to packing.

give me a Hand pin for Patreon supporters
POSTED ON Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 19:53

One of the 8 new drawings in my soon to be available artist book / zine. My 2021 Project is a series of downloadable, foldable zines. During the month of February I made the drawings. Some freaky weather held up my time to scan them and put them into the layout for printing. You can find out more and follow my process step by step at my Patreon account.

Become a Patron at any level and get a book each time it’s ready. 

One of my newest drawings mapping the terrain
POSTED ON Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 11:30
I had the opportunity to test a new technology for some shaped pins this month. I really love enameled pins but they are a bit pricey.
Give me a Hand pin for Patreon supporters
POSTED ON Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 17:38

Today I made my first book available to patrons on Patreon. Each year I decide upon a project for the whole year. Sorta like a drawing-a-day. This year I decided to create artists books one each month. These fit on a single sheet of paper. 8.5 x 11 inches, letter-sized US.

I'm making the whole collection available for download as they are completed. I expect to have a collection of 12 books one each month.

The first book is a selection of digital drawings I made for my 2020 project called Digital Ink. This one includes a poster backside that can also be printed separately.

Foldable Dispatches : Book One, Digital Ink A small book by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 13:37

It's hard to believe but I've been in my studio for more than a decade. We did major work when I moved in to make the space clean and efficient for me to make work. I was lucky enough to have an air conditioner left from the previous tenant. It kept me cool for many a summer day. also managing the incredible humidity that Philadelphia offers.

Just before the pandemic stay-at-home order came down I tested the air conditioner and it groaned a sad groan — then it died.

studio construction 2020