Our long time friends, and one of our most loyal customers, Jud and Lynn from Gravelly Art, tell us their story!
Who/What is Gravelly Art?
“Gravelly Art has two parts. We are a wholesale card company (www.gravellyart.com) and by accident we have a lot of cat and dog images on our cards and other products. So, a year ago we decided to start Gravelly Pet Project (gravellypetproject.com) to market our product to people who also support pet rescue organizations.
Gravelly Pet Project:
“Located in ridiculously hip Portland, Oregon, Gravelly Art has designed and sold greeting cards and other illustrated products nationwide since 2010. We are a family business. Jud is the illustrator extraordinaire, Lynn (married to Jud) is the art-director-in-chief, and Nancy (Jud’s sister) has an MBA, so we guess that means she looks after the business.”
How did you get the name Gravelly Art?
“Picture Jud with two brothers, a sister, and dachshund Gus, all piled in the back of the family station wagon for the annual summer pilgrimage from Eugene, OR to their grandparent’s lake house up in Washington. This lake, Gravelly Lake, was the scene of so many idyllic summer days and high jinx adventures that it has become the stuff of Guitteau family legend. Jud’s wife Lynn, who has no doubt spent her entire married life listening to Gravelly Lake lore, had the idea. If everyone has so many happy memories of this place in time, why not just name the family card business for the lake with the goofy name and be done with it? That‘s how Gravelly Art came to be.”
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