Poppytalk Handmade Market


Hello and good Monday evening to you,
I have a few announcements to share with you today. I just listed some of my brand new letterpress cards in my Etsy shop. These letterpress cards sets come in three different designs and were so fun to make. I'm really enjoying designing cards and prints using our antique types and ornaments. I wish I could print as quickly as I get ideas!

I'm happy to be part of the new Paper Pops market which opened today at Poppytalk Handmade. There are so many great artists involved. I always respect and appreciate the integrity of the markets that Jan curates. You can view my table here

And remember the fun little announcement I mentioned last week? Well, I'll be contributing to tend, a new online gardening collective. The project is conceived by Amy Johnson, who has quite a bit of agriculture experience and quite a beautiful garden. There will be something new each day of the week from Shari, Natalie, Julia, Amy, and myself. I'm looking forward to what these fine ladies will be sharing and showing us in their gardens. In my first post I talk about my favorite way to prepare collards. We hope you'll visit us.

Two new prints

Good morning,

Was your weekend a good one I hope? Mine seemed busy getting projects finished up yet and while it was good, it was one of those weekends where we wished it were three days long rather than two! Oh well, some folks may just get one day weekends so I can't complain. Also, we didn't even pay attention to the fact it was going to freeze Saturday night, so we didn't get our basil and okra harvested before they got zapped. :(

However, this morning I want to share {before I dash off to teach} that I have two new limited edition lithography prints up in my Gallery Store -
} "Looking forward", two color lithography print with hand painted watercolor on paper, 5 in. x 7 in. Edition of 15.
} "hope SEEDS", four color lithography on paper, 5 in. x 7 in. Edition of ten.

Also my gallery in the new Indie Love Poppytalk Handmade Market is set up, with art from both of my shops. It looks like another great market and I'm really happy to be part of it again!

I'll return soon to share a bit of process with you about these two new prints and tomorrow, a bit of charitable news!

A pinhole leaf, UPPERCASE & Poppytalk

You know how ideas come to you suddenly and inexplicably sometimes? Even though I have been doing pinhole work for nearly ten years, I think yesterday was the first time I had used a leaf as my paper. Here's another view of the bird.

UPPERCASE Magazine Issue 3 arrived in my mailbox yesterday, and wow, it is another jaw dropper. So many amazing articles including a piece on Geninne's lovely studio. There's also a piece about Martha written by yours truly. It was such an honor to write the Blog Beautiful feature about her and I just think Janine and her staff do stellar work, don't you?

And my last little bit of news is almost news to me as well. Somehow I misplaced an entire week of October. I thought I had another week before the Poppytalk Handmade Indie Love Market. {smacking hand to forehead!} It opens this Monday, Oct. 19 and needless to say I am thrilled to be part of it again.  Jan does such a great job. So I will be making this print "hope SEEDS" available in conjunction with the new PHM. 

I bid you a happy one,

poppytalk print faves


I just returned from downtown and picked up some poetry books from the library. I tried reading and walking at the same time but found the movement underneath the pages distracting. However I read one particular poem by e.e. cummings that I recited over and over in my mind the remainder of the way home. Now I'm sitting here at the computer and one of my cats is licking my arm raw; I'm waiting for him to bite me.

Anyway, I want to share a sampling of my summery favorites from the current Poppytalk Handmade Market, Paper Pops! There's so much goodness over there to find, I hope you'll go find your own favorites.

clockwise from top left :

* citrus letterpress booklets by The Petite Press {these really couldn't be any sweeter!}
* island village gocco print by Susan Schwake
* spirograph cards by Blackbird Letterpress
* Rain Rain Go Away silkscreen print by Sub-Studio
* tiny cities cards by Stephanie Levy
* letterpress cherry red bicycle by Bittersugar

Now, I believe there are some unruly weeds waiting for me in the garden,

springy bits and new work for the shop...

Good morning to you,

On Tuesday I had a pretty good day in the studio and am looking forward to more time in there today. I'm getting a small springy collection of new watercolor pieces together {plus some new art cards, a couple larger pieces, and a few surprises} to have a shop update early on Monday, May 11. I will be participating in the new Poppytalk Handmade Market Paper Pops! {yay!} which also begins Monday. I'm excited to be part of that again.

} Yesterday my Vegetarian Times May/June issue arrived and I was thrilled to see the photography of Jen Gotch featured in one of the pieces! She did the styling in another piece too. You should pick it up just for that reason, not to mention there are some amazing recipes for asparagus; vegetable smoothies; and a strawberry ice cream strata {pictured here} that I must make!

} My friend Christy is having a giveaway of one of her beautiful letterpress garden journals, but hurry, it ends Friday morning!

till soon when I hope to return with more peeks of new work,