Greetings from La Familia Green in Chicago!
La Familia Green is an eco-friendly company. We donate a portion of each sale to Chicago-area animal charities.
All packages ship from Chicago via USPS first class mail in a padded or rigid mailer or tube.
All La Familia Green products begin in my Chicago studio as an original drawing, print, or collage. Cards and prints are printed by Catprint in Rochester, NY. Buttons and magnets are produced by Busy Beaver in Chicago, IL. And wrapping paper is printed in Chicago by CrossTech. My assistant Rachel packs them up and sends them out to you!
A little about me...I grew up among the tumbleweeds and cotton fields of Lubbock, Texas. My childhood was filled with games of hide-and-seek in my family’s furniture store, itchy lacey dresses that my mother made for me, and my grandmother’s Quimper collection.
After moving to the Midwest in high school, I completed a BFA in painting and printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Graduation forced the lesson of how to live and work as an artist—that meant retail by day, artist by night. Attempting to integrate retail skills with artistic training and a love of multiples led to the birth of La Familia Green in 2005. I love the immediacy and intimacy of cards. You buy a card, write a note and send it out into the world. I never know how many people will experience—hold, use, enjoy—my work. I also love that I can easily and quickly express my interests through this medium.
My studio is located in the Greenleaf Art Center on the far north side of Chicago. My dogs Zuzu and Stickers greet visitors at the door.
Thanks for stopping by,