2018 Encouragement: May | offthebeatenpress.com

May is my birthday month so this one is extra special. Okay – its pretty much the same as January through April but I am still proud that I am going strong.

2018 Encouragement: January | offthebeatenpress.com

For the year of 2018, I decided to keep up with encouraging quotes on my Instagram feed. I’ve started a large doc with a list of phrases and I just pull them out once or twice a week and make a little sign with it. Here are all the ones from January in a nice little

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

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

Make No Little Plans | offthebeatenpress.com

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

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

Where there are Octobers | offthebeatenpress.com

I was so happy that when we visited Canada this summer, I got to see Green Gables! I hadn’t visited since I was a little kid and it was just a blessing to have a gorgeous afternoon to explore the spot of the island that inspired such a beautiful book. In that book L. M.

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

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

Lettering - His mercies are new every morning | offthebeatenpress.com

From sketch to vector. It helps to meditate on words and take time detailing each letter to drive the message home. I needed this one this morning.

Stars can't shine without darkness | offthebeatenpress.com

I was working the other night on a commissioned project for a coworker. She wanted me to draw her wedding dress. This took me by aback a bit first, because I have never done anything like that, and second, because I was worried about getting it right! Turns out though that she just wanted a

letterpress: the little prince quote poster | offthebeatenpress.com

In October, my friend’s new husband sent me an email requesting a special Christmas present for their first holiday together. When they were dating, she mentioned how this passage from “The Little Prince” reminded her of their relationship. The quote reads, “But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you