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Published in The Bold Italic 

Hello everyone! 

I was asked by the editors at The Bold Italic to write a piece featuring my artwork. I had no idea what to write about... my first draft was meandering, to say the least. My editor asked some questions in the margins, and got me to re-think what I want to say. The result is this: a story about me, about my neighborhood, about living and working in a changing city. 

Read the article here. Enjoy! 

 

 

 

 

Greeting Cards for Sale!  

 

Hello friends,  

As you know, I'm a big fan of Bazaar Cafe, one of the sweetest cafes in my neighborhood. I feel very lucky to have my greeting cards on their shelves. Today, I stopped by and found that all my cards were SOLD OUT (yay!). So I brought some new ones in, including brand new "4-Star Theatre" greetings.  

Support a local artist and one of the best local businesses in the city and go buy some for your friends! Only $5 a pop, perfect for birthdays, thank-yous, condolences and "just…

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Newsletter Feature!  

"You can keep up with everything coming from Galante's prolific imagination via social media, proof that there's still delight to be found in the oft-fraught platforms.”

I'm a little bit famous! 

A friend of Vanessa Lowe (producer of Nocturne) sent her an email the other day. It was an industry newsletter called "Inside Podcasting." It turns out that they featured me and my artwork (including my work with Nocturne, my neighborhood portraits and my dream drawings) in the latest issue. I had no idea! It…

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The Magic of Nocturne: a podcast about the night. 

The podcast Nocturne has been getting a lot of attention lately - and it's well-deserved. In The New Yorker, Sarah Larson writes a lengthy backstory about producer Vanessa Lowe and describes the podcast as having "a nocturnal mood, atmospheric and occasionally mysterious, that feels just right between the hours of eleven and deepest dark." iTunes featured Nocturne on its Podcast page this week as well. 

I met Vanessa in 2014, when she reached out and asked if I could create the logo and later, artwork for

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Story Time: Opening for Gaelynn Lea, and some fun history...  

Hey! 

When local music promoter and friend KC Turner invited Eric and I to open for Gaelynn Lea at Doc's Lab here in San Francisco, we were thrilled.

We fell in love with her music when she won NPR's Tiny Desk Contest last year. She plays the violin like a cello and uses a looping pedal to create gorgeous melodies that support her thoughtful, often inspiring lyrics. He thought our music would go well with hers, which is the highest compliment. 

The show was at Doc's Lab here in San Francisco, which used to be…Read more

"Emily & The Magical Library" 

Great news! The children's book I illustrated, "Emily & The Magical Library" by Paul Rest is now available for purchase. The copies are spiral-bound, signed and numbered by the author. Click here to order a limited edition

In the meantime, here are some snapshots from the book, which includes over 40 full-page watercolor illustrations. This was a labor of love and I'm thrilled to have been a part of such a beautiful book. 

 

House Dreams, Part 2 

As I've described before, I have a recurring dream about a house. The house has stayed pretty much the same for 15 years, although there have been variations. It's located in a strange, barren neighborhood with other similar homes. The house feels like a step back - I always sense that I lived there in the past, and in the dream I usually make the decision to move back. The house feels familiar and "safe", but also like giving up. 

After having the dream again, I decided to try and illustrate the…

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Interview with Yorokobu Magazine 

Hello! 

I was interviewed by Yorokobu Magazine, about my dream drawings and my music. I'm am very honored they contacted me and it's a gorgeous website. They release a printed publication once a month. It is in Spanish. Maybe I'll be famous in Spain! 

Here it is: 

http://www.yorokobu.es/una-artista-ilustra-los-suenos-como-los-recuerda/