My second frame weaving | offthebeatenpress.com
28Apr

In January, I took a frame weaving class and I am kinda obsessed. The process of weaving is so theraputic. I am giving the last one I made away to my little brother and his girlfriend, so to replace it I created this one. I am still getting used to making them and started this

Frame Weaving | offthebeatenpress.com
27Feb

Over the past four weeks, I took a frame weaving class at the Visual Art Center. I wanted to take this for so long but haven’t been able to find a suitable time, but this winter, I made it work. I planned four weekends in a row in Richmond, something I never do, just to

Halloween | offthebeatenpress.com
31Oct

For Halloween this year, I decided to throw a party. I built a passthrough between my kitchen and my living room this summer and wanted to show off the digs to friends from other cities who hadn’t visited yet. The first thing I did was make a wreath for my front door. I bought this

Travel: Chicago | offthebeatenpress.com
01Jun

Last year for my birthday, I went to Portland & Seattle. This year’s trip was Chicago. It was my first time there and I just loved the city. The weekend was predicted to have terrible weather, but everyday when we awoke, the skies just cleared right up. We left the airport in DC after work

renwick gallery : wonder | offthebeatenpress.com
29Mar

Over the weekend I finally got to go to the Renwick Gallery in DC. I have been wanting to go for a while since it was renovated, but the line was always crazy long. After getting up early and getting some coffee, my boyfriend and I went for it. It was truly inspiring to see

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Cheat Sheet | offthebeatenpress.com
05Jan

Last year I read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, as did many of you! Afterwards, I went through my house and began Marie Kondo’s process of decluttering. It went well, but I felt like I needed to do it again since I’ve had a huge wardrobe change and a roomate move out! What a

New Year 2016 | offthebeatenpress.com
01Jan

Last year was pretty incredible. My little printmaking business branched out a bit from my corporate graphic design. I used my trailer completion at a jumping point to title it Off the Beaten Press and didn’t look back. I also gained a new press and taught classes every month of the year at the Visual Art

home for the holidays | offthebeatenpress.com
29Dec

I spent a lot of time in Northern Virginia this holiday season. My office now has another location in Arlington which allowed me to stay with my boyfriend and our families and continue to work. There was plenty of driving still around the entire area, from Alexandria to Ashburn and Manassas back to Richmond. Here

December activities | offthebeatenpress.com
23Dec

The holiday’s get crazy busy for me and the month of December is always an exciting time. Already this month I have traveled to Mexico and finished teaching my last letterpress class of the year. Here are a collection of pictures from other events I had (most of which kept me from diving heavy into

travel: xcaret mexico | offthebeatenpress.com
09Dec

We went to mexico! My boyfriend’s present to me was a surprise trip to Mexico with his roomates. It was so much fun. I have visited the country before on a mission trip, but never been to a coastal beach. We left the freezing cold December weather for some sun. Crazy story, my friend Melissa