Goals 2018 | offthebeatenpress.com
01Jan

Setting goals is hard for me. I kinda just like going with the flow and seeing where things land. This year though, I decided to make some concrete goals though so I could see what happens at the end of 2018. I normally pick a “word of the year” to stick to instead of resolutions, and I

Calligraphy & Cocktails| offthebeatenpress.com
29Dec

Over the past year, I illustrated one cocktail recipe a week! I started with the classics but then had some fun with personal favorites and spins on originals. I currently and working through them again on my iPad to put out some prints or a book of the collection. I am also working on adding

Holiday Lettering | offthebeatenpress.com
20Dec

For the holidays I made a set of lettering pieces using my iPad. I download the free stock photos last year and added the words to them on my lunch break a few weeks ago. I am sending out my Christmas cards this year with some teal envelopes so that is where the color inspiration

Sold: The trailer | offthebeatenpress.com
16Dec

When I started looking more intensely at my small business I bought a camper trailer to renovate into a studio. Slowly (very slowly) it formed into the perfect little home to store all my supplies and work from. I have a series of blog posts you can find about the renovation process here. The press

12 Days of Christmas CARDS | offthebeatenpress.com
01Dec

Technically, I started these Christmas cards last year in December. In a work meeting, I began some doodling in pencil of the 12 Days of Christmas. I brought it home later that night and started playing with spacing and ink. Here are the results of that doodle session. Fast forward to OCTOBER of this year

Student Work: Holiday Cards | offthebeatenpress.com
15Nov

Every year I teach a holiday card workshop. It’s one of my favorite classes because we have a huge variety of Christmas themed vintage cuts at the studio and I get to pull them out to play with. I also tend to hold the workshop on marathon day, so when we are working inside nice

Letterpress: Vintage Hot Air Balloon Cards
01Nov

When I went to London earlier this year, we wandered through a flea market filled with antiques. We came across a seller who had a ton of letterpress cuts! I sorted through hundreds before deciding on the final one I was going to buy. Here is the stall I sifted through: I ended up with

Sticker Sheet | offthebeatenpress.com
06Oct

Sticker mule had sticker sheets on sale the other day, so I took some illustrations that I have been making on my iPad and ordered a set! I’ve been drawing the flowers themselves over the past few weeks. Here are all the layers of one of the individual flowers. Scroll through to see them. A

Travel: Ireland 2017 | offthebeatenpress.com
01Oct

After visiting both Iceland and England, we headed to Ireland! The very first night we got there we met up with some friends from Richmond who had moved there. I was so excited to see them again! It’s always nice to have friends in other countries and reuniting again was really special. We had dinner to

Travel: England 2017 | offthebeatenpress.com
22Sep

The next spot on our trip after Iceland was London, England! I hadn’t been back to London since 2009 when I lead a trip of high school students there. The last time I went we stayed in a dodgy part of the city and had a long commute in to see anything of interest. This time, we