Working on Lately

As I refine my two collections, Classic and Fresh, I am also keeping in mind my third, recommended by friends–the “mental health” collection (though I still need a name for that one). I find that cards and prints can inspire and motivate– or more importantly, show you “get” it.

So once I get these all up in the shop, it’s on to something new. Oh, I also worked on a cool business card with Caroline from Push the Envelope. Her sketch looks fabulous, don’t you think?

And there goes summer….

Photos of my dad and grandfather sitting in the same place in the old living room.
Photos of my dad and grandfather sitting in the same place in the old living room. I love how it’s a favorite nap place.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve spent a little more than two weeks in my favorite place: Rhode Island. I’ve been going since I was a baby, and that’s a damn long time.

We drifted on the salt pond, swam in the ocean, read on the back porch, and played with kids and grandkids. Plus I explored my grandfather’s scrapbook and found some cool memories!

Now I’m back and on the press. I really missed it, which tells me something. I am in my happy place here, too.

David secures the boat for an evening "float"
David secures the boat for an evening “float”

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?