Frequently Asked Questions
About Our Work
Will you paint species native to other states?
I think local species of every environment should be celebrated, but I also think that they should be illustrated by those who know them best. My work is a result of growing up in the woods of the East Bay and living in California my entire life. I work from my own photographs or from life which means I am limited to the species around me.
What kind of camera and lens do you use?
In order to be able to get the best shots for all of my reference photographs, I have taken years of photography classes and have built up equipment that works for me. Most of the photos featured on our Instagram are taken with a Canon 5D Mark III with a 100mm lens. Wildlife photos are generally taken with a Canon 70D with a 70-300mm zoom lens. Underwater photos are taken with an Olympus Tough TG-6.
About Felt Flowers
I missed the last batch! Can I be added to your waitlist?
If you would like to be notified in advance of the next release, please send an email to hello(at)coyotebrushstudios.com with the subject line Felt Flora Waitlist and we’ll make sure to email you at least 24 hours before the next felt flora drop! Please note that this does not guarantee that you will get flowers, nor is this a preorder or reservation of any specific flowers.
Any tips for securing felt flowers?
Every batch of felt flowers has sold out within 5 minutes or less. We recommend being online with tabs open of the flowers you will want to buy at least a few minutes before the release time, and to start refreshing the pages once it is time. Have everything you will need to checkout ready to go. Please note: Putting the flowers into your cart does not reserve them— the first payment/credit card that finishes processing will get the flowers, and in many cases we’ve seen people in the middle of checkout when the flowers sell out.
Can I request a flower to be included in future batches?
We’d love to hear what suggestions of native California flowers you think we should make in future batches. Send us at email at hello(at)coyotebrushstudios.com
Can you make a custom bouquet?
With the high demand for flowers at this time, I am only making custom bouquets for time sensitive projects (i.e. wedding bouquets with a specific date). This is dependent on scheduling, please email with details.
Can you make a commissioned flower?
Depending on my schedule and the specific flower, yes. Custom flowers are priced with the time it will take to learn how to make the specific flower in mind (generally ranges from $40-60 per fibre sculpture)
Will you teach a class on making felt flowers?
I don’t have any plans to do a workshop or class right now. I am still learning a lot about how to make the flowers on my own with each batch and would like to have at least a years worth of experience and experimentation before teaching others. These fiber sculptures are surprisingly time and material intensive to make.
About Posters and Prints
While 13 x 19 is not the most common frame size, most frame stores carry several ready made 13 x 19 frame options. Other great options for displaying our posters including magnetic wooden frame hangers or clamp hangers. Our favorite natural/reclaimed wood frames to use with my original paintings and prints are made by Alibi Interiors.
About Greeting Cards
About Temporary Tattoos
About Snack Bags
Our reusable snack bags easily turn inside out to hand wipe/wash clean. For a more thorough clean you can put them in the washing machine on cold/gentle and air dry.
Which closure type should I get?
Each closure type is equally secure when it comes to holding snacks but everyone has their own preference. The velcro (hook and loop) closure snack bags have a .5" in wider opening and are better suited for putting sandwiches in. Some folks have a sensitivity to the sound of hook and loop fastener, or don’t want extra materials used, in which case our fold over closure is a great option. The hook and loop fastened bag is also very strong, so smaller hands or those with less dexterity may prefer fold over bags.
About Face Masks
We recommend washing your mask in the washing machine with warm water after use and avoiding fabric softeners which can degrade the fabrics making them less effective. If you have a washing bag, we’d also recommend putting them in there to keep the elastic safe from getting snagged on other items.
My mask is too loose, how can I tighten it?
Ear loop masks: The ear loops are tied and can be tightened by pulling the knots out of the sides and retying them.
Head loop masks: First, make sure you are wearing the mask correctly by watching the video here. If mask is too tight, we’d first recommend making the fabric part of the mask more cup shaped by scrunching the top and bottom towards the middle of the elastic, or wearing the elastic around a different part of your head/neck. If the elastic is still too tight, we recommend altering your mask to have adjustable ear loops by following the easy, no sew instructions here.
Ear loop masks: The ear loops are tied and can be loosened by pulling the knots out of the sides and retying them.