Loving These Little Ones

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When I saw this quote, it resonated. I can remember visiting libraries as a little girl, leaving with a stack of books in my arms. As a teen, I would spend hours on my grandmother’s back porch with a book in hand.

And gardens? Well, I don’t like to garden. But I LOVE to visit them, stare at them, and smell them! My husband brings me a rose or two every Saturday. (He knows.)

So, while I’m not sure these two things will solve all the world’s problems, they at least bring some peace and rest in my life. This is the fourth in a series of short quotes on A1 cards using 14 pt Caslon metal type.

If you like books and flowers, I’ll bet this speaks to you, too…..

How Sweet It Is

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Being away for a few days helped me refocus and rest. But, I have to say, I am so happy to be back in the shop. I’m working on a series of cards– one word each. So far I have Boom, Sweet, and Savage.

I even did an FR card for a friend (For Real?) Ha ha….

Now if I could just get the baby birds out of my chimney. They are worrying me AND they are soooo loud. How does this happen when you have a chimney closed off?

Working on a Collection

IMG_5168I’ve struggled with how to define my work as Downtown Writing and Press.

Not that I have to. But I want to.

After a fabulous conversation with Emily Blistein, I’ve realized I don’t have to give up loving traditional letterpress printing OR enjoying designing on polymer plates. Ta da– my two collections:

The Classic Collection

The Fresh Collection

I’m still working out the details, but come along on the journey!

Home and Jane

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This Jane Austen quote appeals to me, but it was a friend who asked me to make a gift card for a friend. Shhhh, that’s all I can say at this point, and I can’t reveal the back.

It’s fun to be challenged to learn new things– like printing on the back of the card, which means lining up everything.

My next challenge is two-color registration. Stay tuned!