Back home with Asheville Zine Fest May 03, 2016 21:58

I had the pleasure of combining two of my favorite things this past Sunday: zines and Asheville. My husband Scott and I decided last fall that we were done waiting for someone to create the Asheville Zine Fest, and it seemed as if we were the ones meant to make it happen. So we did it, and it happened: this past Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Grey Eagle in the River Arts District!

I definitely had that nail-biting moment when we opened the doors and wondered if anyone was going to come to our party. They did, and there was a lot of love felt in the room for zines, books, art, and comics. As it turns out, a zine fest was much needed in our town and we had a fantastic group of vendors and a great turnout.

We also had a nice article written about us by Alli Marshall in the Mt. XPress - http://mountainx.com/arts/asheville-zine-festival-showcases-indie-publications/ . 

We're taking a short break to recover and read our zine haul, then planning will get started for Asheville Zine Fest 2017! Keep up with zine fest news at our website, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram @avlzinefest.

 


Type on the Cob II with Ladies of Letterpress June 16, 2015 20:31

I've just recently returned from Type on the Cob II, the 4th Ladies of Letterpress conference, in Mt. Pleasant, IA. We decided to make it a week-long family adventure/road trip with a 10-month old baby in tow! We made a few stops along the way there and back, visiting small towns and odd museums, and had lots of picnics. (One of my favorites was The Museum of Appalachia - stop if you're ever passing by!) The conference itself was fantastic as usual, with plenty of presses running and ink flying. I was lucky to be ably to spend most of one afternoon at a Linotype with Tim Fay of the Wapsipinicon Almanac. I love hot metal, starting from my iron casting days at East Carolina U. Baby Milo was a real trooper and will soon be a road warrior like his dad. I'm worn out and don't want to see the inside of a car again for a long while.

              

You can see all of my photos at the Ladies of Letterpress website here.


The Tiniest Printmaker August 06, 2014 16:59

At long last, sweet baby Milo has arrived. He is the tiniest printmaker, at least in this house.

Needless to say, I will be a bit busy for a while with feeding, burping, and diapers, so orders might not arrived in the promised 5 days, but I'm still shipping out orders on a regular basis. So thanks for your patience and hang tight - your order will arrive!

 

PS - after a few requests, I suppose I should add a picture of Milo himself:


A Whirlwind in May May 25, 2014 18:42

How does that saying go... "in like a lion, out like a lamb"? Well apparently it refers to the month of March, but it describes the month of May for me. All three of my classes ended in mid-May, with stacks upon stacks of final projects, portfolios, and sketchbooks to grade. I also vended at two weekend craft fairs - Lexington Ephemera Fest (Lexington, KY) and Handmade Market (Raleigh, NC).

 

 

Top it all off with a week in NYC to support my Ladies of Letterpress members exhibit at the National Stationery Show, and I am wiped out!

   

 

Glad to say that the next two months of my calendar involves a lot of studio time and preparing for the arrival of a little one - that's right, I'm due at the end of July! Needless to say, I have no more events scheduled until the fall, but I do have some new work in progress, so check back in my store for upcoming new prints, journals, and chapbooks.


Summer Schedule February 20, 2014 20:41

You may have noticed that I've already cancelled two workshops scheduled for this summer, which means ZERO workshops this year! Sorry about that, but I have good reason; the biggest project I've worked on to date. I'll reveal this project later this year, probably late summer, so check back if you're curious! Please note that the workshops are listed as cancelled because I won't be teaching them, but they may still be scheduled with other teachers filling in for me. Check with the workshop venues to see if you can still register for the classes.