Saturday, April 24, 2010

Momma Mini Prints!

2.5" x 3.25"

Coming soon to the shop for only $1 each!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Oh Deer! Card

I just finished this very dear little deer card. It is all hand embroidered onto a lovely textured turquoise A2 card. I will be making more of these for sure, and stocking them in the shop as soon as I can!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Senior Thesis Exhibition Artist Statement

Last spring in my history of design class we talked about changing roles of women over time in relation to the design of household objects. It really got me thinking about the way that woman's roles seem to have come full circle. Liberated women have returned to domestic hobbies like sewing and baking, while juggling careers and families. With that whole concept in the back of my mind, I made another realization, this time about my own life. Although both of my parents have encouraged my artistic nature my whole life, my mother has always been the more hands-on one. She taught me to knit, sew, cross-stitch, etc. She is always eager to try making things ourselves instead of buying them.

As I started to link the two together and thought about the long history of mothers passing down things to their children, but it seems this tradition may have gotten lost somewhere along the line. Although the internet has created a large venue for learning these various skills, many people still learn the old fashioned way – from their mothers and their mothers before them. We should never lose sight of the importance of fostering creativity among a family by passing down knowledge to each new generation.

I spent last fall semester living in Chicago with a full time internship with Spudnik Press Community Print Shop. This semester I have been back to Spudnik to create the two-dimensional works seen here through both silkscreen and lithography. I built up the layers, sometimes from discarded test prints made by the other Spudnik printmakers, or starting with a blank sheet. Most images I have chosen come from my own family relics, such as photos, handwriting, or handmade objects.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Adam Learns to Print!

Since Adam helped me out so much, I thought I would help him out with a card for his cousin's birthday.

Using a polyester litho plate, or pronto plate, he hand drew his text and image (backward)

wet the plate, then rolled on the ink,

and ran it through the press.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Oscar Wilde

I don't have photos of any of the finished posters yet, but here is a teaser:

It is a quote from Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. I HIGHLY recommend it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mamma Mono

I decided to experiment with monoprinting and typography.




Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Let the Printing Begin!

I am finally back at Spudnik to begin printing for my senior show!

Meredith went with me to assist, and I am very pleased with how our project turned out.

They will be available in my Etsy shop as soon as I figure out a good way to ship them.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Keep Calm

Many of you have probably seen various designs of a similar nature floating around. Here is my take on the original.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

First Print

To kick off my project I created a poster:

While I love my original design, I ought to have used registration marks or something, because it came out very rough. I decided not to do the black layer on all of them because of the bad registration. Instead I scanned in the nearly finished print, and have adjusted the black layer digitally to fit it. It has 6 layers: Blue, Yellow, White, Red, Silver, and Black. That's a lot of printing!

I will post pictures of the final product.