Archive for March, 2011

to italy we go.

Monday, March 21st, 2011

steve and i are off to italy on friday. we rented a little apartment in venice and i can not wait! we are planning on doing a lot of relaxing, exploring the markets, cooking, eating,  and getting lost! i  have a tradition of making myself a travel journal before a trip. i only journal while on vacation, i wish i was one of those people who kept a journal all the time…but i can not tell you how wonderful it is to be able to refer back to these little books to help me remember special moments from each vacation. i keep ticket stubs, maps, receipts, flowers, polaroids, and other momentos taped or pressed on the pages. each book becomes a little work of art!

i heart letterpress!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

I had the pleasure of taking a two day letter press class this past weekend at montserrat college of art in beverly, ma…..and i LOVE it. This could be  a very expensive process to love, but I can’t help it.  My birthday is less then a month away…anyone want to buy me a press? a studio to put this press in? Any takers? Anybody? What I want to learn next is the polymer plate process so I can press some of my own graphics!

the  full plate of “text” printed on 140lb watercolor paper.

then I printed sections of the plate on note cards & craft envelopes.

greeting card!

they had a pretty good assortment of large wood type that I used to spell out travel….printed a bunch of these on pages from a road atlas. hopefully soon some of these will transform into journal covers.