Letterpress student work: Winter 2018 | offthebeatenpress.com
15Mar

The past two sessions of my letterpress class have gone so well. I have had a really great group of students and some repeats that have made it a ton of fun. Each class is reenergizing for me and keeps me pushing myself creatively. This first shot is is of some canvas bags that one of

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

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.

Exclamation Points | Off the Beaten Press
15Dec

I had a stack of multi colored Scrapbooking paper laying around in the studio and I couldn’t quite figure out what to print on it. I knew I wanted something that would be visible on multiple colors, and something minimal that would play nice off the color. I settled in on some minimalist exclamation points.