Saturday, June 25, 2011

finished fridays: sunshine on a cloudy day

Friday I spent printing and packing -- a new edition of the Sunshine prints (we're up in the 100s now!), each one hand-signed and numbered, and then packaged pretty for the stores!  I'm so excited about the shops across the country that stock May Day Studio goodies--here are the most recent:
The UPS Store, Burlington, Vermont
Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, Vermont (they picked up some new cards and prints this time!)
Clementine, Middlebury, Vermont (Emily took nearly my whole catalog!)
Terrain at Styer's, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Rock Paper Scissors, Wiscasset, Maine
Twosided and Foursided, Chicago, Illinois
Cursive New York, Amagansett, New York

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

mixed-tape monday: a little of this and that

I've hit a bit of a lull, studio-wise. Not a lot of work on the calendar (though there is a lot of prep to do, the deadlines aren't soon enough to make me panic!), so I'm spending my days leisurely...
...and Monday was no exception. With a sky like that, who wants to be inside?
I did work on the press for a few minutes, proofing vintage copper cuts for a client.  Then back to staring at the sky!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

two ways of looking at a wednesday

(one) It was a beautiful day out.  I propped open the studio door to let in the sunlight and heat (and the cottonwood fluff tagged along).  I got to ride the my brand-new-to-me bike today, as the trusty Jetta has needed to retire for too long now. 
(making a home on my apartment porch last night!)

(two) Forty minutes of biking plus the heat has left me wiped.  And then three flights of stairs, after the biking and three hours on the treadle press--my quads are singing their complaints.  Fluffy Sasha insists on standing over me and the laptop, and probably will for the next hour or so until my emails are done.  It's still light out, and I would love to be doing anything other than working.  Oh, and dinner.  Goodness, it's almost nine pm...what in the world to have for dinner? 

Monday, June 13, 2011

press mondays: the perfect eggplant

And photos just don't do it justice!  But just try a little PMS 275U for yourself...
These lovely invites were designed by the bride's brother--so lovely, crisp, and with a few feminine details to balance it all out!

Friday, June 10, 2011

finished fridays: heatwave edition

Yup, it's summer already.
Wednesday was so hot and humid, I actually passed out from a heat migraine early in the evening--not sure if that was a blessing or a curse.  Today, the weather is much more manageable, and the iced coffee is staying cold for longer than a few minutes.
I'm almost done with these business cards for Montpelier design firm Ravenmark...I've never worked with crop marks before, but it's really satisfying when they line up perfectly!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

press mondays: back in the saddle

Ha! A small press joke. Forgive me, it's early (for me) in the morning, and I'm just thankful to have rollers back in saddles, and ink on the press!
Yesterday I had side two of these coasters on the press--full bleeds and heavy solids meant really slow going, and lots of stopping to wipe down the jig.
But they look pretty cool, so it was definitely worth it!

Friday, June 03, 2011

finished fridays: the finish line is just the beginning

So, I've been AWOL for a little while...and this little blog has been on my mind.  Not that I got to take any pictures before shipping out big orders to four(!) stores--just the aftermath.
Not much bubble wrap or tape left.
Empty boxes, for storing and sorting between steps.
Empty sheets of labels.
Leftover strips of paper--nothing wasted!

I had hoped to give you a sneak peek at some new product before it arrives in stores, but I ran out of time.  Instead, you'll have to come out tomorrow and see them for yourself!
I'll be at the Queen City Craft Bazaar, along with dozens of other brilliant and talented crafters--and I'll have loads of new stuff to show you!