A Side You Have Never Seen Before

I apologize for sending out more than one email this month- I promise not to make it a habit. I have included some really different examples of my work this time around. I hope you enjoy them.

For those who didn’t see my last newsletter, I have been recently diagnosed with a cataract in my right eye. Fortunately surgery is fairly easy and is covered by insurance, but the lens that my surgeon recommends isn’t. I have raised $500 of the $1500 with help from art sales on my shop at www.etsy.com and a generous gift from friends who are also collectors of my work, and now I am focusing on raising the remaining amount.

I’ve posted over 50 pieces on etsy, many of them small, including a number of color reproductions of my plein-air watercolors of French architecture for as little as $15 plus tax and shipping.

I’ve also posted several intaglio prints of natural and industrial landscapes, some for as little as $50 plus tax and shipping.
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If you would like to see my work in person, I am hosting an open studio 11-4pm, Saturday March 26  at 1015 Addison St. between 9th and 10th st. Yes, I feel foolish for scheduling it on  Easter weekend, but I have a few confirmations so I’m sticking with this date. I am happy to schedule a private appointment if you want to come but can’t make it. Write me at ilah@eatbetterfeelbetter.com with a day when you would like to come by.

Getting art professionally framed is crazy expensive. Shipping framed art is also a drag, so I have a special offer for anyone who can pick up work directly from my studio. I will mat and frame any piece you purchase from me that is 16″ or or under for $40. I would use acid-free, white mat board and backing that I cut myself with black metal frame and plexiglass for $40. The cost for framing larger pieces would depend on size, but I promise it would still be an excellent deal.


If you wish to donate and prefer feeling cozy to wall art, I would be happy to make you a warm cowl or hat as a thank you for donations of $100 or more. Here I am wearing a crochet cowl that I made for a friend who made a donation, as well as an available hat style.

Donations of any amount can be sent by check to: Ilah Jarvis 1015 Addison St. in Berkeley CA 94710. Send me an email ilah@eatbetterfeelbetter.com and I will send you a paypal invoice if you prefer to pay online.
To request a hat or a cowl, choose from the selection of non-itchy yarns pictured below and send me an email specifying your preferred yarn. I’m happy to make  adjustments to the patterns to accommodate your taste.

Lastly, let me know if you have a project that you like me to consider such as a watercolor of a loved one, place or thing, or a sewing project. My dear friend Beth recently commissioned me to make these pillow covers from her mother’s night gown and her father’s shirt. I created the design and added embroidery on the front and around the buttonholes on the back. She paid me $300 for three pillows. She is thrilled with the results as you can see from the picture below.

I’m afraid I’m not up for big crochet and knitting projects, however I would be happy to teach you the skills you need to make your own mermaid tail suggly, but I won’t make one for you. Private classes are $40 per hour in my Berkeley studio.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my other talents, and you will receive  a new recipe and illustration from me soon.

Best wishes, Ilah

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