Just took a much needed SUN vacay and fell in love again with the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Such a lovely area. Thank you Lucy for recommending the MIM, Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix... AMAZING!
onward and upward is one way to go. I think I could letterpress on just about anything and it would some how improve the loveliness of it... such as a postcard (like here) or a muslin bag, shop bag, tag, etc.
Can't believe February is here already! And so here comes Valentine's day! It seems like, in the greeting card world, there is always a another "holiday" right around the bend...We're ready too...a lot of our cards are for that someone special...
one of my favorite ornaments from a favorite friend...vintage: you place the sweet ceramic owl over a bulb.
thankful for friends, family and health...and our sweet, simple Goose.
Japanese packaging is so inspiring. Hmmm. How to incorporate as much of this subtle yet gorgeous design into my own work. Excited to explore the possibilities.
I recently letterpress printed this poem by the timeless ee cummings. It was for my dear friend Shirley's ex-husband's memorial. He died suddenly last month in a sort of freak accident. Life is short.
I found this lovely chalk written message on my walk home from Lark Press one summer day. (I luckily only live a few blocks from our brick + mortar shop! SO lucky.) Voilá. Thank you iphone camera....you really do a nice job in a pinch.
My goal for this trip was to relax, enjoy nature and...work a little. But alas, while my intentions were good I once again got caught up in the first two goals. We went to Mt. Adams... Takh Lakh lake in the Gifford Pinchot Forest. Beautiful! But bugs... a lot of bugs. We did however reach High Camp about 1 mile past the PCT trailhead. And it was stunning.
But now...back in Portland and time to work! New letterpress cards are due soon!
well, we just finished letterpress printing business cards (previous client...sorry! not taking new ones at this time) and now we can focus on some fun stuff to letterpress. Here are some of our creative undertakings for the day...
Hi there. Finishing up some website details. I have to say the folks at Squarespace are super helpful. Oh, and ANY day now the sun will shine non-stop in Portland so cash in some miles and come visit us!