New mini-prints July 1, 2016 21:45
With limited time to spend in my studio, I've decided to work on a smaller scale and started on a new series of mini-prints. So far I've completed two, each one at 6" x 6", with wood engravings and a short saying that has influenced me along my journey. They're currently available unframed in my shop here and I'll have framed ones available soon. They will also be available to see and purchase in person at Horse + Hero and the upcoming Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, July 21-24, US Cellular Center in downtown Asheville, NC.
Two poetry broadsides in two months April 4, 2015 12:34
My days are all tied up with taking care of a sweet little guy, but I've managed to wrangle a little time to print two new broadsides in the past two months. I haven't yet posted them in my shop, but they should be up by end of the month. It's been so nice to take some time to print poetry broadsides, something that I love to do but don't usually find the time for. These were two projects intriguing enough for me not to say no!
"Stag" by Gabrielle Calvocoressi was printed in February for a Vandercooked Poetry Night at Asheville Bookworks. Printed from linoleum blocks and hand set metal type, 11x17.
"Lessons in diving and thirst" was printed in March in celebration of the first publication by Orison Books, I Scrape the Window of Nothingness by Stella Radulescu. Printed from linoleum blocks and polymer plate with hand coloring, 9x12.
Horse + Hero in downtown Asheville July 18, 2014 15:48
If you haven't been there yet, you should definitely check out the new local arts & indie crafts shop in downtown Asheville, Horse + Hero on Patton Ave. They carry a lot of my work, including all digital prints, posters, journals, and stationery. They also carry paintings and letterpress postcards by my partner in crime, luckycreature.com! For now, it's also the only shop that carries my latest print, Anthem (you can also order it directly from my shop, of course).
New Journals in the Shop! June 18, 2014 21:55
I'm so excited to have a new line of blank journals in the shop! These colorful books have letterpress printed covers and are each hand bound with brightly colored linen thread. I've used one of my favorite papers, Mohawk Superfine, and packed each one with 64 pages - perfect for drawing, sketching, or writing with all types of media. Keep on the lookout for a few new designs I have in the works, as well as planners with the same designs, to be available later this year.
These sweet little books are available now in my Shop, my Etsy shop, or the brand new indie art shop Horse + Hero in downtown Asheville. Just opened by the same folks who run the Big Crafty fairs, this shop is chock full of high quality art and crafts by local artists - stop by and visit, and tell them I said hello!
New Shop Section April 28, 2014 22:40
The shop has a new section - Posters/Broadsides! Handprinted limited edition prints, but at a fraction of the cost of the fine at prints. I have a few more to add, plus a few in progress, so check back throughout the summer for updates!
Happy spring! April 1, 2014 11:31
I had a rare weekend of uninterrupted studio time over the weekend, and I took the opportunity to print these fun spring cards for the Ladies of Letterpress. Ok, I'll admit it - they were supposed to be new year's cards, but time slipped away, and then classes started, and suddenly I find myself printing new year's cards in March. No problem - I pulled out my trusty metal type and set new, season-appropriate text! They're not completely finished yet; my business partner Kseniya Thomas will be die cutting and scoring these so that they stand up nice and tall, like spring tulips, before sending them out. I really enjoyed this project, and I have a few ideas for something similar that' I'd like to make for my own shop, hopefully by this summer.
A Wedding in Croatia March 1, 2014 11:05
Well, I know I've said "no more wedding invitations" but I just couldn't say no to a family friend. This was a fun project that involved a perforated piece, the invitation details, that could be pulled away so that the map could be kept as a keepsake print. I really enjoyed this project, and I'm even wondering maybe more invitations could be in my future..... But don't ask anytime soon! I'm in the midst of teaching three classes at 2 different schools, plus a few collaborative projects. (If you're looking for a printer to print your invitations, I recommend checking out the Hire A Printer page at Ladies of Letterpress.)