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
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
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.
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
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
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
“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.
Some nights when I am teaching class, my students simply don’t need me. In those moments, I let myself lay out some type or use what I am doing to show them little tricks. In this instance, I got to pull out a drawer of Drop Caps and show them how to lock them up.
So I have mentioned some of this before but I think it is time for a recap. When I first started in the whole small business world, I was operating under my design website and name: ilovenataliekay. As my letterpress and printing world expanded, I knew there would be a need for a change. Since