Get a FREE PRINT!!!

If’n you’re like’n what you’re see’n, head on over to Instagram, follow us @onthetrolley,  and join in on our FREE PRINT extravaganzer!

That right, get a free print of your choice from the Etsy shop!

All you have to do is come up with the best caption/story to the image below! Winner will be picked by the ever reliable onthetrolley panel of judges on Feb 15th, by 6:00 pm. So let’s have it!!! Keep in mind this is a family show! No bad words! And big words are equally angrifying to this simpleton.

Now get on the trolley! Follow us on Instagram @onthetrolley! Happy Balemtimes!!!

Free Print Contest

New Print!!! New Print!!! New Print!!! “It’s like an electric guitar going off in my heart!!!”

Ever enjoyed something for yourself that was truly awesome?

…watched a friend reach their goal, accomplished one of your own,
or watched your kiddo score his first goal in the ever intensified sport
that is little league soccer?

If you have… you know the feeling…

Electric Guitar Screen Print
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Print measures 12.5″ wide x 9.5″ tall. Actual artwork measures 9″ wide x 4.25″ tall.
2 Color Print, Dark Brown and Red on French Paper 100# Cover, Pure White.

While names have been changed, what you’re about to read is a true story.

It was a beautiful spring day, birds were chirping, turtles were sleeping,
and little Spike Johnson had just taken the field. He was excited, he was
nervous, but above all, he was determined.

He had been to every practice, was wearing his lucky shark tooth necklace,
and had eaten a big bowl wheaties, He approached the game that day with
confidence and went forth with a fire in his belly to score his first goal.

With thunder in his foot and the speed of a puma he chased the “polyester
and/or cotton bonded (laminated)” ball and struck it with all the power that
his seven year old frame could muster……

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!

That’s right folks, all the hard work had paid off. Spike Johnson had scored
his first goal.

To this day, no one really remembers who won the game that beautiful spring day.
They do remember how spike felt though. When asked by reporters (Spikes Mom)
how it felt to have finally scored his first goal, Spike replied how only Spike could…

“IT WAS LIKE AN ELECTRIC GUITAR GOING OFF IN MY HEART!!!”

So, whatever your goal, whatever your accomplishment, we hope you will enjoy this
new print from onthetrolley. May it connect you to your past successes, remind you
to celebrate the awesome things in life, and inspire you to share those stories as you
keep reaching for the stars and scoring those GOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLSSS!!!

>>> Signed & numbered edition of 25 in the shop.
Print measures 12.5″ wide x 9.5″ tall. Actual artwork measures 9″ wide x 4.25″ tall.
2 Color Print, Dark Brown and Red on French Paper 100# Cover, Pure White.

 

HAPPY 2015!!! (Better late than never…)

Well kids, I can’t believe we’re almost a month into this thing already!!!
A new year means a fresh start, new goals and exciting new opportunities!

Happy New Year Sketch

One new goal here at OnTheTrolley is a sketch a day in the ol’ sketchbook-aroo!
To get something down on paper, for better or worse, and have something to show
some progress. Here are a handful of sketches since the start of the year and
hopefully they can inspire you toward whatever greatness you have set yourself
up to accomplish in 2015.

Enjoy!


Quit Talk’n bout it! Get off ‘yer duff and start making it happen!

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Don’t be Chicken! Get after it!
Missed a day? Who cares, tomorrow is a new one!

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Perfect Schmerfect! ‘Nuff said, right?
Any effort made is progress!

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Make it happen! You’ve got what it takes!

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Tweet! Tweet! Before you know it, you’ll be fly’n!

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That’s right, YEE-HAW! We’re roud to say we’ve been holding strong
on the sketch book resolution of 2015. Hope you can say the same for yours!
We even got around to taking this last sketch into Illustrator:

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Refined Hillbilly Illustration

That’s one refined Hillbilly right there!
(If’n those two words can even go together!)

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So what’s in the cards for your 2015???
Hope it’s Dynamite!

May the force be with you and if you like what you see,
head on over Instagram and give us a follow @onthetrolley!

Or, get OnTheTrolley and pick up a print in the shop! >>>

Thanks!!!

© All images property of OnTheTrolley.

SPREAD’N THAT CHRISTMAS CHEER!

Step right up! Step right up!
More holiday prints from On The Trolley!!!
Here are 3 new prints sure to tickle your fancy:

Print #1.  Merry Christmas – Tree Decorating DynamoMerry Christmas PrintFull Print  Christmas Print Close Up  Print shown framed.

Sorry folks… you just can’t keep this little man down.
He loves his christmas and so should you!

So spread that holiday cheer and make that everyday
room a little more hip-happen’n for the holidays, and
remind your family of all of those incredible memories!

You know the ones; Chasing down the family tree with
Dad, alla-christmas vacation style, freezing your tail off,
as he hikes to the nethermost part of the woods to find
that “perfect tree”.

Then strap’n it to the roof of the family wagon, crossing
your fingers that little piece of twine will hold, ’til you can
get it home to decorate together, as you sip your tongue
burning hot chocolates and dance merrily to those age
old christmas tunes…ohhhhhh yeahhhhh!!!!!

>>> Signed & numbered edition of 24 in the shop. 
Merry Christmas Art Print measures 9.5″ wide x 12.5″ tall.
Actual artwork measures 4.5″ wide x 6.5″ tall.

3 Color Screen Print, Red Green and Black, 
on French Paper 100# Cover, Pure White

Print #2.  JOY – “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.”JOY Screen PrintJOY Print Full  JOY Print Close Up  JOY Print Framed

Let this bright smiling face set the holiday pace,
as you run here and there, with each present to chase.
Place it nearby the kitchen, front room or fireplace
to remind you of the Son, and his A-MAZE-ING grace!

Or better yet pick up few and gift them to your friends
and family. Or your weird neighbor….

Gotta Love Christmas!

>>> Signed & numbered edition of 46 in the shop.
This is a 3 Color Print, Red Yellow and Green 
on French Paper 100# Cover, Pure White.

JOY Art Print measures 12.5″ wide x 9.5″ tall.
Actual artwork measures 8.5″ wide x 5″ tall.

Print #3.  Merry Christmas – Lovely Dove
Merry Christmas Dove PrintFull Merry Christmas Dove PrintMerry Christmas Dove Close Up  Merry Christmas Dove Close Up 3/4  Merry Christmas Dove Framed

Send out your christmas cheer in style
with this beautiful letterpress holiday print!

Pick some up for your loved ones, keep one for
yourself. You can set it on the mantle where you
can enjoy it, as you read a good book and cozy
up with the family dog by the fireplace.

This was a tricky block to carve and it will not disappoint!

>>> Signed & numbered edition of 50 in the shop.
This beautiful linocut was printed on an antique 
Chandler & Price Letterpress on Cranes, Fluorescent 
White 110 LB. 100% Cotton Paper.
Merry Christmas Print measures 6.75″ wide x 5.5″ tall.
Actual artwork measures 5″ wide x 3.75″ tall.

As always, each On The Trolley print will come shipped 
in the finest of plastic 
bags with a stiff cardboard backing
enclosed in a rigid mailer.

These are perfect for spreading that holiday cheer in the
home, or better yet, pick up a few and gift them to friends!

Christmas is the best!

Holiday Card Bonanza!!!

It’s that time of year!

Time to send out your very best, be it truth or lies, to all those you care the most about, or to those you kinda-maybe-sorta care the most about,  or at least to those you care enough about to make them insanely jealous of all your incredibly awesome accomplishments.

Good news, we can help!

Holiday Cards

That’s right, we carved up 3 new cards for the holidays and hope you will get in on the fun. You can use these along with your favorite family pic or just add a friendly holiday greeting and “get it in the post” (say it with the accent) to your Auntie Em across the pond.

Here’s some ideas we put together:

A. JOY A7 Sample    B. Eggnog A7 Sample    C. Noel #10 Sample

A.  JOY: A7 Card (5″x 7″ Landscape) Printed on Cranes 110# Lettra with a 4″ x 4″ pic.

B.  PEACE LOVE & EGGNOG: A7 Card (5″x 7″ Portrait) Printed on Cranes 110# Lettra with a 4″ x 4″ pic. (Also added some fancy gold lick’em stick ‘em photo frame corners!)

C.  NOEL: #10 Card (9.75″x 3.875″ Landscape) Printed on Cranes 110# Lettra 3.5″ x 5″ pic.

We just used a little double stick tape to attach the pics, but hey why stop there?
Get crazy, use brads, glue down some ribbon, you could even go as far as sewing on the the pictures. Main idea here is to get creative and have fun with it!

There is one catch though team… they are in limited supply.

So what are you waiting for?

Head on over to the shop and pick up some holiday cards today!

>>Shop our JOY Holiday Card
>>Shop our PEACE LOVE & EGGNOG Holiday Card

>>Shop our NOEL Holiday Card

Nothing says love like a handcrafted holiday card from On The Trolley.

Any questions? Drop us a line!

Thanks & Happy Holidays!!!!!

Your friends at On The Trolley

– – – P.S. – – –

Want to know exactly what goes into carving up one of these fancy designs?
Well it’s a labor of love! Each color that is printed requires its own linoleum block. As each design has 2 colors, each received 2 blocks…that’s 3 designs times 2…..aaaand carry the one……well let’s just have a looks at this picture:

holiday linoblocks

And check out this here video!

It’s finally here, our new Dragon Print!

New Chinese Dragon Art Print!
Framed Dragon Print
While We were quick to get this on Instagram, we couldn’t summons enough dragon power to get this beauty up on the site and in the shop!

Wait no longer….

We’re not sure if he’s on the streets of Chinatown, or actually strolling the streets of Shanghai, but we do know he’ll look right at home on your wall!

Whether it’s for Chinese New Year or just something fun for your dragon loving munchkin, this piece of art will not disappoint!

This is a linocut, reduction print, handmade and printed on our beautiful Chandler & Price Letterpress.

Actual artwork measures 5.75″ wide x 3.75″ tall, printed in red and black ink on an 8.125″ x 6.25″ sheet of French Paper 100# Cover, Pure White.

As always, each piece is signed and numbered.

25 prints in Edition.

>>> So head on over to the shop and pick one up!

Hope you enjoy it!

Here are some additional pics of the process…

Initial linoblock
 Red Block Printed black_inchase_e Final block on press

It’s HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!!!!!!

Ghoulies & Ghosties  
Hopefully you’ve already had the chance to check out this years Halloween print.
As always, it’s available in the shop!

In addition, Check out the wacky fun we’re having this Halloween with some serious DIY Halloween costumes. There’s not much you can’t do with a little cardboard and hot glue! We just might have to put some of these masks in the shop next Halloween!

  

  

 

 

Good Day! …New Screen Print

Good Day Print

This handsome little man will both send you off in style 
and welcome you home with love, each time you pass 
that fancy front door of yours. Not sold on the front door? 
Try putting it in the master bath where he can greet you 
and yours throughout the day in any variety of hygiene 
oriented circumstances!

Wherever you decide, we know you’ll love him in your 
home just as much as we do in ours.

Details:

Good Day Art Print measures 9.5″ wide x 12.5″ tall.
Actual artwork measures 5″ wide x 7.75″ tall. 
2 Color Print, Dark Brown and Sage Green
On French Paper 100# Cover, Pure White 

Signed and Numbered 
Edition of 60

Head on over to the shop and pick yourself up one today!