New beginnings...

It is so hard to say goodbye to our brick + mortar store! But now we will have more time to make cool letterpress stuff! Running a retail space is a full time job! Please support your locally owned stores!

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the beauty of letterpress

With the computer age came an easier, quicker way to create and print letterpress cards! No more typesetting. Whew! When I first started printing more than 15 years ago, I only knew of a few select letterpress printers: Egg Press, Oblation to name a few in Portland, Oregon…now, there are so so so many. You really have to stick to your style while still finding a niche in an ever growing business. Lark style: minimal, beautifully pressed…and still hand printed…e a c h s i n g l e c a r d! And some are even individually watercolored

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Finally...some really pun cards!

I’m not going to lie. I’ve always avoided making cards that have puns…mostly because I’m not really that clever when it comes to this type of humor. BUT, I decided to get on the pun wagon and actually had a lot of pun! Ok, I’ll stop. But check these out. I basically combined my fav things: birds (surprise!), an egg, cat paws, beautiful squishy cotton printing paper, neon ink AND VOILÅ! (Click on photo for slideshow.)

rainy day inspiration

Did you know? Portland tends to have a few rainy days during the winter💧. So where can a person go to escape the winter blues? Japan! Sort of. Portland has one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Beautiful, fluffy green moss. Lovely streams meandering thru rocks and, uh, more lovely moss. One thing missing? People! And sometimes you may witness … a surprise sun break!

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A new year

Happy new year! I’m hoping this year brings more opportunities to be creative using different art mediums. First risograph class is Feb 2. And fingers crossed... hopefully the backyard studio will hava a working kiln by Spring. 

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where did time go!?

Good gravy. Where did this past year go? It is really challenging to keep up with all the social media things...like posting on FB, INSTAGRAM, pinning on PINTEREST and blogging on the blog section of our site: stellar frequencies (infrequencies). Oh well, summer is upon us Portlanders once again.

Cape Disappointment, Washington

Cape Disappointment, Washington

onward and upward

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.

February is here!...?

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...