I spent a day just wandering around downtown, taking photos a few years back. I made this little collage, and sent it over to Troy DeShano, for his Collab Friday project.
So last night, I got to hang out with the Commonwealth Press crew, and do some printmaking. I haven’t screenprinted anything myself since sophomore year of college (so… 2002ish?). Luckily, the boys did all the hard work, and all I had to do was decide what kind of paper I wanted and pull a little ink.
Lisa from Sapling Press gave us the run down on how to use the letterpress. I’m sort of in love with letterpress, and I’m fairly sure that if I had access to one of these machines, I’d never get anything else done (but I would have just the NICEST to-do lists).
They also had a woodblock print set up, which is a little more in my wheelhouse.
I met some awesome new people, Dan Rugh gave me a hard time, and I went home with some pretty sweet hand-made valentines. If you want to know when they’re throwing another shindig, you can keep up with Commonwealth and/or Sapling Press on the Twitters. More photos, as usual, on the Facebook.
Did you guys know that I’m also a wedding photographer? Well, I am. And because sometimes my work overlaps, I’ve started offering invitation design as a service.
You have two options for invitation design. One, you can head over to the Etsy shop and order sets of these pre-made designs. They’re semi-custom – you choose the wording, the colors, and the style. You save a bit of money on this, because I’m not starting the design from the ground up. I’ll be rolling out some new designs over the next few months.
Two, you can shoot me an email at email@example.com to get started on a totally custom design. I’ll set you up with pricing, and fill you in on how the process works. Just like my other design projects.
Either option is open to the general public (even international folks), so you don’t have to be booking with me to order invitations. But as a bonus, if you do choose to book with me for your wedding, you’ll get 10% off of your order. These take 3-4 weeks from order to delivery (5-6 for custom orders), so plan accordingly.
If you happen to be in the London area on Saturday, you might want to check this out.
At a time where there is a ton of red tape involved in putting on this sort of event, Tony Anastasi’s gone and pulled a festival out of his ass. This whole thing went from idea to actually happening in about a week, and if that weren’t cool enough, it’s free. Yours truly made this hand-lettered gig poster in about a day.
New print in the shop!
You might notice that the Sound System print was pretty close to the original word art design. I didn’t really think the one that I did for Waiting would make a good lino print, plus I really wanted to take a serious stab at some hand-lettering. I got a few more process photos from this one than the last print. I must have written this out a thousand times – on paper scraps, envelopes, sketchbooks, bank slips. If anyone wandered in and saw my desk, they’d have probably thought I lost my marbles. But I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
If you want to pick one up, it’s in the shop.
So my mother quilts and is pretty nerdy. There aren’t a ton of gift options in that particular Venn diagram overlap, so I went ahead and made her this custom iPad cover.
She’s pretty partial to the log cabin blocks, and apparently this pattern in particular. Setting up rectangles in Illustrator for the pattern didn’t take all that long (thanks, snap to grid!), but making all of the “fabrics” was a little time-consuming. It’s 13 different patterns, that I set up and then saved as swatches in Illustrator. I’ve always been a lot better at fabric picking than I was at the actual construction part of quilting, anyway.
The other bands on their tour, I’d never seen live. Actually, I hadn’t even really heard any of their music before now, but they both have a really interesting sound.
Tesseract was on first:
Then Animals as Leaders. Honestly, I got so distracted watching these guys that I kind of forgot to shoot for a minute.
EDIT: It looks like I’m going to be out shooting a show tonight, which means I won’t be around to change the shipping back come midnight. Which means free shipping gets extended until noon EST tomorrow!
All the cool kids are doing it, so why not? Buy any print in the shop today, and get free shipping on it. Yes, that includes my friends in the UK. What kind of prints you ask?
You can pick up any of these right here.