Category Archives: Printmaking

Plaid Shirt Pocket Notebooks

I first started stealing plaid shirts from my father way back in the 90’s. You remember when girls wore high-waisted Levis and oversized plaid shirts tied in a knot at their waists? Yeah, I rocked that. I didn’t so much … Continue reading

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State of the Eight

There has been a serious dearth of posts going on around here, but lest you think I’ve given up on creativity, I’m going to give you a status update.  About 2.5 months ago, I gave birth to child number three … Continue reading

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Just ‘Cause You Put Syrup on it, Don’t Make it Pancakes: Reduction Print

It has been possibly forever since my last post–I moved from one side of the country to the exact opposite side; from one artist/hipster mecca to another; coast to coast, NYC to Seattle.  I have to say I didn’t really … Continue reading

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Hipster Cow Linocut Reduction Print

I grew up on a farm, am addicted to regency romance, and live in a city full of hipsters. So, I’m reading Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, and there’s this scene where the ladies of Cranford dress a prized milk cow … Continue reading

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Gold, Navy, and Off White Letterpress Wedding Invitations

So, my best friend just got married and he asked me to do their invites.  He himself is an exceptionally talented artist and designer, so he designed the invites, but printed them.  No, that doesn’t mean I hit the printer … Continue reading

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Collagraph

I made my first print ever last week (oops! last year–never published this post!)–it was a collagraph, which is where you take whatever you feel like and glue it to a substrate and run it through a printing press. I … Continue reading

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Collagraphs & Variations

I did some collagraph prints a while back that I never got around to put up, but now’s as good a time as any. The first is just a board I cut up in an angled sort of grid and … Continue reading

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Collagraph Printing at Home

I love printmaking, but since having a baby, I find it increasingly difficult to make my way to the Center for Book Arts, where I do my printing on the Vandercooks they have there.  I know a lot of printmakers … Continue reading

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Come Fly with Me

I’ve never been in a hot air balloon, but I’ve always wanted to.  I’ve been seeing a lot of images of them popping up on Pinterest lately, and I was inspired to do a much larger linocut than I have … Continue reading

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Relics of Our Existence Linocuts

I’ve been working on an ever-expanding series of linocuts called “Relics of Our Existence.”  I had a lot of success selling my block prints at The Center for Books Arts‘ Holiday Gift Fair, so I decided to expand my Etsy … Continue reading

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