No one ever said you, “You Are My Jupiter”…

Happy Planets 9 in x 9 in Art Blocks set of three. Out of this world art for kids rooms.

No one ever said you, “You Are My Jupiter” and these planets could not be happier http://ht.ly/9SDXL

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How do you title a blog post about your artwork being featured on beer labels?

Carolina Blonde Cream Ale, featuring my Cape Hatteras Lighthouse illustration.

When I was 14 years old, a created a pen and ink series of the North Carolina lighthouses. I would hand-color the prints made from those illustrations with water color. It was a bit of a thorn in my side :). It was nice to make a little extra money from the sales of the prints, but as a teenager, I hated tinting the images. I did not have much of a work ethic then.

Then, 20 years later, I decided to update the series.People continued to buy the originals, but I wanted the series to reflect the artist I had become, not the 14-year old who first drew them. I created new illustrations that are reminiscent of 1930’s travel posters.

Fast forward 9 years, to last year. I was contacted by an ad agency about a brewing company using my updated lighthouses on some beer labels. Sounded good to me.

So last night, walking through Fresh Market, I noticed something familiar. Announcing Foothills Brewery’s Carolina Blonde, featuring my Cape Hatteras Lighthouse illustration as part of the packaging!

Help me test my new online storefront and get a deal!

Ever since I started to sell my artwork online, I have been working on a solution that includes a shopping cart on johnwgolden.com. Now, I am just a few listings away from launching shop.johnwgolden.com!

If you would be so kind as to take a look around over there during this pre-launch phase, you can get 35% off your order of $75 or more. Just enter the code BETA35 during checkout.

Thanks for your time! If you have any feedback, please feel free to leave it in the comments section here. Your help is greatly appreciated!