Vanessa Foley's Aviary

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TheThirdEye
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:02 pm

Recently picked up a Foley bee, and a family portrait commission. Vanessa does fine work!

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Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:11 pm

lovely as always. don't get tired of saying it.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:43 pm

35mmpaul wrote:lovely as always. don't get tired of saying it.
:lol: Yep, I just come in here and inevitably write the same thing.

I love that many of the bees seemed to go to ebeaners.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:53 pm

:clap: congrats
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:57 pm

How are you people getting these bees? I follow her on IG and she never seems to announce when they are released. They were "Coming Soon" for weeks in her store, then one day I go and they're all sold out. I would kill for one of them.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:06 pm

I had asked her about a bee soon after getting on the commission list for the owls. So just lucked out with timing before she put them all up in her web store.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:12 pm

dr_flie wrote:How are you people getting these bees? I follow her on IG and she never seems to announce when they are released. They were "Coming Soon" for weeks in her store, then one day I go and they're all sold out. I would kill for one of them.
buying them from her site. She sent out some newsletters before a new crop went up a few weeks ago. they are in high demand.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:12 pm

dr_flie wrote:How are you people getting these bees? I follow her on IG and she never seems to announce when they are released. They were "Coming Soon" for weeks in her store, then one day I go and they're all sold out. I would kill for one of them.
Baker wrote:She sent an email blast earlier this week. Sign up here:

http://www.vanessafoley.co.uk/contact/
ironjaiden wrote: "'Weener in June' is completely sold out, thanks for the interest"
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:29 pm

Those bees are insane! absolutely amazing work. they must look incredible in person
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:30 pm

ThirdEye, huge kudos on your family portrait. I love her drawings, looks like her pencil whispers to the paper. Motivated me to jump in line for one of my own. Very bummed to find out she's not taking commissions right now. But I did ask to join her mailing list so I'll keep my fingers crossed for a future chance.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:42 pm

Diabolos80 wrote:ThirdEye, huge kudos on your family portrait. I love her drawings, looks like her pencil whispers to the paper. Motivated me to jump in line for one of my own. Very bummed to find out she's not taking commissions right now. But I did ask to join her mailing list so I'll keep my fingers crossed for a future chance.
Wow, surprised and not surprised to hear this. I got on the commission list back in December and projected to start sometime in May. Here recent work in shows and the bees must have really increased her recognition. I had an idea for my commission but seeing more and more of the birds come out has me thinking about changing my mind. I think she could do a lovely Eastern Blue Bird or Sand Hill Crane, in addition to her obvious mastery of owls, which I also kind of want.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:17 pm

She's got a lot on her plate. It's not that surprising. My commission is set for July... I think. Maybe June. I forget right now. That was set up in Fall. I bet it's gotten even crazier since her Vacvvm release, etc.

How have you folks decided on what birds to have her put together for you for your commissions?

So many options...
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:22 pm

Mine's coming up in a few weeks. Super excited. Something that I don't think I've seen from her that will be fun.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:51 pm

Man y'all are lucky. My lady has a serious fear/distrust of birds and bees so Foley's whole catalog is out for me. Now I have to get rid of my kingfisher set (lady did say she could appreciate the art) but she flipped fudge when I unrolled WBYK's The Birds :lol:
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:53 pm

distrust of birds? what did a bird do to her?
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