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

A Person's a Person No Matter How Small | offthebeatenpress.com
15Jul

When I was in high school we performed the play Suessical the Musical. Somewhere in my house I actually have a DVD of me all dressed up like a WHO running around madly on stage. Ever since, quotes from Dr. Suess’s “Horton Hears a Who” have stuck with me – this one in particular. I

Me and You | offthebeatenpress.com
14Feb

Every year I make a new set of Valentine’s day cards. I tend to lead a First Friday workshop at the art center where I teach and it’s always a perfect project to do with a new group of students. This year, I tried a few different things before settling on this lock up. It

From the desk of... | offthebeatenpress.com
14Jan

For Christmas last year, I made a few of these notecards for my friends. They would look great with grey or white envelopes or maybe some sunny yellow ones. I letterpressed the top of the cards with grey ink and still have that piece locked up for future use. When I finished, I lettered the

Make Brilliant Mistakes | offthebeatenpress.com
09Jan

I love this phrase. I have been reading a lot about how mistakes are part of the process and have been trying more and more to share those things with others to grow from them. I got to print these at home on my C&P machine in the kitchen. It was a relaxing Friday night.

Make No Little Plans | offthebeatenpress.com
12Nov

My company allows us to take one day off a quarter as an inspiration day! This is a super generous perk that might be one of my favorite things about my job. This quarter, I didn’t have much going on, so I went to the studio to print some old type I had set. One

Autumn is a second spring | offthebeatenpress.com
07Nov

Last friday was another letterpress sampler at the Visual Art Center. It might still be warm outside, but I thought this quote would be great for the season. I am getting better at locking things up so this one when really quick. I have some printed on thick stock paper and a few on thinner

Jay & Jerusha Wedding Invitations | offthebeatenpress.com
26Jun

I was so excited when Jay proposed to Jerusha, and even more excited when they came to me wanting me to letterpress their wedding invitations. We started with a simple brainstorming call and Jerusha sent me some samples of one’s she liked and some of her color choices. They are getting married in Florida under

You make me happy when skies are grey | offthebeatenpress.com
15Mar

I come back to this song again and again. I suppose anyone who heard it as a kid has some kind of nostalgia about it. It was first Friday a few weeks ago, so I set this to print at the art center and then brought it home and printed the lock up on the

Student Work 2015 | offthebeatenpress.com
19Dec

I just wrapped up my last class for the year yesterday. A lot of the classes that I wanted to teach this fall didn’t get enough enrollment, but the ones I had in the summer and winter went very well. I had repeats and newbies and plenty of interesting projects. The end of this year brought