Monday, May 23, 2011

press mondays: oh, my.

I had the best intentions of blogging while in New York...
And then the days just kept getting away from me (and the nights were too short!).
I can't believe that I put this together in twenty-four hours...and that it looked pretty okay!
The Stationery Show is like a big sleep-away camp, where you get to catch up with all of your old friends (and meet new ones!) and gossip.
Or make pretty things--do you know how hard it is to keep my hands still all week?  

My pictures aren't the best, but the lovely and fantastic Nole at Oh So Beautiful Paper brought a professional photographer with her, and they got some really pretty shots of my booth.

And then today...
it was time to get back to work!

Monday, May 09, 2011

mixed-tape monday: stationery show!

So much to show you, but it will all have to wait! New York, here I come!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

finished fridays: moments of stillness

The time: 6 pm, Friday night
The place: the studio

Last night, as I surveyed the madness that is my studio, I thought about all the other tiny little shops out there, trying to finish up whatever for the Stationery Show, plus, you know, real work.  From my corner, it's hard to find the moments of stillness, where there's nothing to check off the to-do list, no emails to answer, no telephone ringing, and no ink on the press!
So I turned off the stereo and took just a few minutes to BE--and to find something interesting (and not stressful to think about!).
When the studio is clean, it's so easy to see what might be.
And piles of paper are both overwhelming and inspiring.
Empty frames are just beginnings.
And patterns are everywhere!

Monday, May 02, 2011

press mondays: countdown

It's here, for real.  I've been (mostly) avoiding Stationery Show madness, but now with less than two weeks.... seems like there'll never be enough time.  But we still must print!
And paint. Oh goodness, the paint.  It will all come together, I'm sure.  Right?