Tomorrow's the day! I can't believe how quickly the past few months have gone by. I've been working so hard on the creation of a new collection of prints that will be unveiled at my featured artist reception at the Paper Hat in Minneapolis tomorrow night! If you're unable to make it to the reception, my prints will be on display through the second week of January. If you live in the Twin Cities or perhaps will be visiting family or friends over the holiday season, I hope you're able to stop by for a quick look-see! :)
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It's getting close! Some of you may remember that I will be the featured artist at the Paper Hat beginning mid November through the end of the year! I've been working on lots of new designs and am getting so excited to share them with you! If you happen to find yourself in the Twin Cities on Saturday, November 17th, I hope you stop by the Paper Hat for my artist reception and introduce yourself! Sip some wine, nosh on some tasty treats, do some holiday shopping...it's bound to be a great evening! Check out the event that Paper Hat has created on Facebook and RSVP there.
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Last night I printed quite a few of the next print to be apart of my White Ink Limited Collection! I am really happy with the finished print as well as the color of the handmade paper. The exact hue of the paper is so tricky to capture, so, in a word...bordeaux.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
I'm looking forward to printing and carving a couple new designs, as well as having a dear friend of mine from college and her husband stay with us while they're in the Twin Cities for a wedding. :)
+ + + This is the same friend that I created this special print for her little babe's nursery.
I've been busily creating some new designs - here's one of my latest! I'm pretty excited about this one. I picked up a bordeaux colored paper that I will use to print these antlers on using white ink. Come back soon to see how it turns out!
I'm busy working on a new print today. This one will be a 2 block, 3 color print when it's all done! It's going to be a bit of a time suck, but worth it in the end. Here's a a little glimpse of a part of the sketch I did for one of the blocks.
Last night I got a lot of great work done in the land of Wooden Spoon Editions! I worked on a couple new print ideas, carved a bit on my skies print, and then carved up a new design for my holiday gift tag set!
I know it's difficult thinking about the holiday season already...but here they are...jingle bells that will make your packages jingle all the way!
I just finished printing these trees today, and am pretty happy with them! It's always a bit more difficult hand printing a larger surface. I tried varying the pressure when burnishing to create some lighter and darker areas within each print.
I just got home from dropping off some more of my prints to be sold at the Paper Hat! While there, I was tickled to see three of my prints displayed right behind the register and another in the front window! If you find yourself in south Minneapolis, make sure to stop by and check out this darling shop! Have a happy weekend!
The winner wil have the option of choosing one of the three prints pictured above. To enter my giveaway, you must do one or all three of the following options listed below. By doing all three, you'll triple your odds of winning! :)
1. Become a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post about which of the three prints you would like and why. *Please make sure that your name links back to an email address so I can contact you if you're name is chosen. If you're already a follower and would like to participate, simply leave a comment at the end of this post.
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*Make sure you leave a comment on this post to let me know you've done one or all of the above!
>>>This giveaway will last one week<<<
The winner's name will be randomly chosen using the random number generator and posted to my blog next Tuesday, September 11th.
<> The above prints measure 5 x 7"
<> All packaging and mailing will be paid for by me!
<> This giveaway is limited to participants living in the United States and Canada.
Good luck to all!
Can't wait until next week to possibly win one of my prints?
I can't wait to see this movie :: I LOVE Mike Birbiglia! Hopefully Tim and I can get out and see it this holiday weekend. Have any of you seen it? After watching the trailer, do you think you will? Happy Labor Day weekend! :)
Montreal based artist Guy Laramee carefully carves vintage books, dictionaries and encyclopedias into various landscapes. I love it when artists use materials not initially intended to be used for creating a work of art. If you like his work, make sure you also check out the altered books made by Brian Dettmer.
My last order from Etsy earlier this week, wiped out my supply of woodland and paddle journals. So, I've been busy printing more and building up my supply. I also printed my woodland trees onto one of the larger journals as requested by a friend. :) Happy almost Labor Day weekend! What are your holiday plans?
It's always fun to look back at old work :: that said, I thought I would share a print I did before beginning this blog. This print was the very first lithograph I did while I was a post-baccalaureate student at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy from 2007-2008.
I printed the front side of the recipe cards last night and am pretty happy with how they turned out! It's been a bit laborious, and they're still not even finished at this point....but, it's always fun to try new things and keep it fresh. :) Wishing you a happy weekend!
Tim and I got back from our annual vacation/family reunion to the northwoods this week. While there, I enjoyed seeing the inspiration for what is my most popular print....the paddles! Hard to believe it's already August...HAPPY FRIDAY!
Yesterday was a fantastic day for Wooden Spoon Editions!!! I started my day with dropping off some of my prints and journals at Paper Hat - a darling little art gallery/gift shop in south Minneapolis. Buzzing with excitement :: this is the first brick-and-mortar shop to carry my artwork! :: I met Greta, the creator and owner of Paper Hat. After chatting for a bit, she asked if I would be interested in being the Featured Artist from November 17th through the end of the year - I of course said yes!! :) Since leaving the shop, I've been overwhelmed with new print ideas! It's a bit difficult thinking of winter themed images when it's in the 90's, humid, and sunny.....but, no complaining allowed....I've just been given an amazing opportunity! The wheels are spinning, lists are being made, timelines being drafted...and I can't wait!
There has been lots of printing happening here lately! I had to print a few more Moleskines to fulfill the 'order' that will be dropped off at Paper Hat next week. Then, since I already had some brown ink mixed up and rolled out....I continued for a few more hours and printed some more paddle prints and notecards!
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday - Tim and I had friends over for a barbecue and ice cream sundaes. Afterwards we walked along the river to view the fireworks over Minneapolis' historic stone arch bridge. What did you do for the fourth?
Pushpins + Bananas = a different kind of art. For multimedia artist Phil Hansen, one of his newest ventures is using pushpins to pierce the skin of a banana which causes the fruit to become exposed to air and turn brown. These pin pricks are done similar to the method of pointillism and eventually create an image. Just when you thought you'd seen it all... :)
Another new print was added to the shop last week! Printed from a block I carved while I was in college, it also was included as part of my senior art exhibition. This print was inspired by my love for *life by the lake* in Minnesota's north country and its vast expanse of lakes, streams, and woods along the Canadian border. For as long as I can remember, I've traveled to the northwoods of Minnesota with family. Enjoying long lazy days by waters edge, picking blueberries, island picnics, canoeing, etc. - it's my favorite slice of summer!
Wooden Spoon Editions will soon be found at Paper Hat in south Minneapolis! Located at 2309 West 50th Street, it's a darling little shop filled with items made by artists and hand crafters. Ranging from art to jewelry to bath and beauty...it's a place I've never been able to leave without purchasing something :: so many cute things! I'm thrilled to have my work available at such a fantastic local shop!
It's been requested enough times now that I am going to be printing some of my designs on the front of notecards. Question is....which designs would you like to see? The canoe paddles seem to be a hit, so I'll definitely be doing those...but which others do you think could be fun? Would you rather a set of a single design or a few? I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!! Thanks much :)