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

Travel: Iceland 2017 | offthebeatenpress.com
16Sep

I went to Iceland last year and loved it so much, I had to go back. Iceland Air had a great deal, when you fly to Europe, you can stop-over in Iceland for up to a week for free! I 100% took advantage of the deal to explore this beautiful country again. This time, however,

Student Work: Summer 2017 | offthebeatenpress.com
10Sep

Wow. This past session’s students rocked my world. Every week these guys came in and had their type set up and were ready to rock. Normally, I get a variety of students – some with one little goal, some who just want a night off and some who are ON A MISSION to learn. In

iPad lettering : Floral Motivation | offthebeatenpress.com
02Sep

I got my new iPad in May and ever since I’ve been playing with different theme ideas. I found myself in need of some motivation and so I worked on this set that I will be releasing over the next few weeks on Instagram. I hope that as you read them, they inspire you as they

Game of Thrones Pop Up Bar | offthebeatenpress.com
25Aug

An incredibly nerdy post for sure, but I just couldn’t help myself. Last night, my friend Kaitlyn and I went to the Game of Thrones Pop Up Bar in DC. I had to pick up my boyfriend from the train at 11 pm so it worked out that I was going to be in the