in the studio

POSTED ON Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 14:06

First day back in the studio after weeks away. Took out markers and syringe. Just a glipse at an ongoing series. I love how the marks rain down the surface.


Rondo drawing on MDF with marker and syringe on Vinyl paint
POSTED ON Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 13:26

My marker was fighting with me the whole way. It made some amazing lines and artifacts while trying to draw a simple line. Then I pressed and that blob happened. I ignored it and moved on.

round drawing with indigo blue background and hand drawn vertical white ink lines
POSTED ON Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 11:43
I always keep some folded sheets with me — some in my bag, drawing kits, and of course studio. I can make a book anytime. I had this sheet of orange Canson in my bag for months. I kept taking it out and then putting it away.
Using Metallic Ink.
POSTED ON Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 11:53

I'm getting the packages ready for my Vox Box and and Whole Ball of Wax patrons. Each will receive a copy of this art conspiracy between poet David Zimmer and myself. David was inspired to write a poem in response to each of eight drawings I created for my Foldable Dispatches project, a set of limited edition small artists books/zines.

These are an example of the original works that I offer my patrons.

8 drawings 8 poems Stella Untalan David Zimmer
POSTED ON Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 13:55

Rondo number one, aka Berry Sitting on the worktable waiting for hanging hardware. The first of the new Rondos.

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Allsorts Rondo number one Berry by Stella Untalan
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 - 15:14

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.

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One of my newest drawings mapping the terrain
POSTED ON Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 12:12
I’ve been very busy end of year in my studio. Finally after all of the renovations that ran from February then stopped for on and off for a bit in March to September. (COVID) Finally finished in September. Not everything is back in place but my work area is absolutely awesome. I still have to move this bank of drawers but that won’t happen until March when I get my new air conditioner installed.   

The counter top is glass, an old deli case front. It weighs about 400 lbs. and is 9 ft long.

POSTED ON Monday, March 30, 2020 - 22:25

I started this post in January as I started to reconfigure the stusio for a new year of work. My energy was high and I began preparing a series of 6 x 6 panels for new ALLSORTS drawings.

For some reason I stopped after uploading the studio photo.

I just came back to this today after the year came to a screetching halt due to the Pandemic.

I haven't been to the studio in 4 weeks. That has been difficult. The work I wanted to do requires the studio space. Also the materials I need are there. So I have had to change course and do other work.

Studio shot, ALLSORTS wall Stella Untalan