Friday, January 28, 2011

Bee Mine

Bee Mine

Here's another Valentine's Day card: Bee Mine.

Recently featured on Real Simple Magazine's website. I'm still pinching myself for making it to their site!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Test Print

Test Print

When I look back at test prints I marvel at its raw beauty, mistakes and all. They often find their way on my bulletin board because in a way, one-of-a-kind art has been created.

This print takes me back to when I was printing these two-colored cards of a bridge over the L.A. River. In the process, I felt that the black was too harsh for the soft lilac color in the background. The press was scrubbed clean of the black ink and purple ink was applied instead.

LA River

The cards turned out better than if I had printed them in black but this test print brings out some other kind of beauty.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


New love cards are printed and available at the shop. Because your love is better than bacon. Or cupcakes.

Just in time for Valentines Day.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Challenge

Working from home with no one to bounce off ideas with, I always second-guess myself. What am I doing? Is this good? Will people like this? And so on, the questions and doubts fill my head every day.

That's why joining swaps has been a satisfying endeavor. It makes me feel part of a bigger community, puts things in perspective and provides me with challenges and constraints.

This year, I joined another letterpress swap involving coasters and the alphabet and a quilting bee. More on these later.

Plus, my LAMQG group has provided each member with a challenge: to create a small quilt using these charm pack made up of solid fabrics and adding just one other solid fabric. A challenge indeed but I've started and so far, it's been a good exercise. Due in March, I'll show the end-result then.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Postcard Exchange, #5 in a Series

I love the humor in the Washington postcard from Darcie Cooper of Pedal Pusher Press. The postcard from Wayne is simply gorgeous making use of a really thick cardboard stock from Two Paper Dolls. And do you see the ketchup bottle on the Pittsburgh card? Simply brilliant from Clothes Peg Press.