August 20, 2011


Hello friends! We finally completed the new website! The blog will now be found there so, come on over and visit!

Hope you like it!

August 17, 2011

nothin' like the midwest…

8|7 Central
Hello friends! Today I thought I'd do a shout out to the boys at 8/7 central. They are an all-around cool graphic, web, and overall design shop (as well as kicking silkscreen prints + shirts)… They are helping me out with my website and have been fantastic to work with…after you see some of their work, you'll see why!

August 16, 2011

inspiration tuesday

Hello friends! I have been asked by colleagues, clients + friends: "What inspires you?" So I thought today I'd share some of the places, things, people that inspire me on a daily basis…

Jessica Hische (letterer, designer + illustrator) these are her new covers for classics

WPA posters

Allen Boots (fantastic cowboy boots + designs)

Aragonese Castle on the Isle of Ischia (Andy and I have been three glorious times and I always want to go back!)

Alexey Brodovitch (designer + photog)

Love to listen to the radio dept

Futurist Collages: Fortunato Depero, Incendio 1929

and of course Lotta Jansdotter (any + all of her stuff!)

August 12, 2011

Printed Matter Friday

I thought today I'd show you some artwork that we have up in our home. Some are printed by me others are printed by:
BeeThings out of Dallas, Texas

Poster Cabaret out of Austin, Texas (the work up in Gemma's Room)

Sara Langworthy, Iowa City (the alphabet compositions)

Jason Munn of Small Stakes (the kitty in the basket image on the mantel)

Rick Von Holt (Press Sweet Press, Typography)
Minburn, Iowa

Anagram Press (Dead Feminist Broadside- green + brown)

I have new prints I've collected that I don't have framed/up yet so I'll do another post once those are up! The rest are prints I have done, Florence, Faith/Evidence, etc.…

August 10, 2011

Ladies of Letterpress Part 2

I had a great time at the first-ever ladies of letterpress conference (Asheville, NC). It was so cool to meet so many lady printers! We talked a lot of shop: pricing, paper vendors (samples galore), tradeshows, type, you name it—we discussed it. Some of the presses I met were:

The highlight was getting to meet Judith Berliner. She runs Full Circle Press in Neveda City, CA

Here are a few shots from the weekend, I didn't bring my "good" camera and I kept forgetting to take shots I was so busy by talking and looking at everyone's work! I stayed at a great Bed + Breakfast called Abbington Green (an English theme, you can tell by her lovely garden photo).
I met I'm already anticipating next year.

August 9, 2011

More Cuckoo Craziness!

I haven't gotten around to downloading the photos from this past weekend's ladies of letterpress conference, but I will. In the meantime I thought I'd show you another variation on the cuckoo series I've been doing. Also I thought I'd pose the question about watches and clocks. Since most of us have mobile phones (okay…everyone I know!) do you use a watch or clock or just your phone to tell time?

August 4, 2011

Headed East!

Happy Thursday to you! Today I have some printing to do, more photos about that next week. This weekend however I'll be heading East to The Ladies of Letterpress conference. It should be good…meeting up with an old grad school friend who runs this crazy gathering of people and of course meeting all kinds of other letterpress printers. It is in Asheville, North Carolina so I'm excited to be exploring a new city via car and running shoes. I'll be staying at the Abbington Green Bed and Breakfast so hopefully I'll post some lovely pics to share of the B&B. I have some work up in the exhibition and can't wait to see what else will be represented. Until then, a woman's place is definitely in the Print Shop…