Letterpress: Birds of a Feather | offthebeatenpress.com

This year has been great so far. I joined a new small group through a new church and we call ourselves Birds of a Feather. This weekend, we are going on a Spring Retreat to just relax and enjoy each other’s company. It’s been so refreshing diving into the Bible every week with these ladies

Ampersand Prints | offthebeatenpress.com

In the summer of 2013, I read the book Just My Type, and it was filled with these amazing quotes about the ampersand.  One of my favorites reads, “Done well, an

Richmond City Map Prints | offthebeatenpress.com

This upcoming weekend I am participating in the RVA Street Art festival. I have done this festival a few years in a row and I always have a blast. This year it will be held at the Southern State Silos in Manchester. I cannot wait to see what the artists who are painting this weekend

letterpress: as you wish print | offthebeatenpress.com

“That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying ‘As you wish’, what he meant was, ‘I love you.’ And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back…” Do I ever love The Princess Bride! I grew up watching this movie with my Dad all the time.

loved. known. welcome. enough. | offthebeatenpress.com

A long time ago, my friend asked me to write out a quote from a blog post she had read which had inspired her. The post is by Shauna Niequist. When she bought a new house this year, I knew making a copy as a house-warming gift would be perfect. I lettered it simply and

exquisite corpse | offthebeatenpress.com

Whenever I start a new class, I do an activity with the students called Exquisite Corpse. I have talked about it on the blog before. Instead of hand writing out the different parts of the sentence week to week, I finally set some type and printed it up. I knew I wanted it to be

letterpress: vintage camper trailer print | offthebeatenpress.com

I am still working on thinking of a name for my little trailer. I keep coming up short. Anything I think of doesn’t seem to fit just right. Even without a name though, I did make a print of it for the Visual Art Calendar I participate in every year. All the money from the

letterpress: "heck yes" print | offthebeatenpress.com

Sometimes I am at a loss for what to print. And that’s when things like this happen: This print is done on a absorbing paper so it has some great texture to it. The ink is grey and one of my favorites to print with.  

Cows lockup | offthebeatenpress.com

I get some strange requests for freelance work. Friends & even friends of friends contact me with projects all the time. I turn down a lot – cause most of the time people expect it to be, well, FREE. Fortunately for me, freelance isn’t free. I stick with graphic design work mostly, but every once


To show some of my letterpress students how a Platen Press works, I had Paul come in and lock something up. While he was talking about how the machine worked, and the differences between it and the proof presses, I printed these little guys! Once I trim them, they will be for sale online!