Lots of growing things

It's summer, and that means warmer weather, weddings and no school for the kids. I have been busy keeping them busy and also managing to do some of my own work. In May I cut and printed 'Fern Cottage Plum Tree' larger than necessary to get details. It was cut specifically for Juan and Philip's wedding invitations, but it turned out so nice, I decided to print an edition from it. The invitations turned out pretty great, too. (See pics below.) 

I currently have a show up at Blue Lake Studio, and I created two new pieces just for it. 'Succulent 1' and 'Succulent 2' were carved reduction-style from the same block and printed together on the same sheet of paper. When I was finished, I cut them apart and they became two separate prints. They each have 8 colors, and there are 17 in each edition. 

'Fern Cottage Plum Tree', 'Succulent 1' and 'Succulent 2' will be available for purchase on this site, and my Etsy shop soon.

Fern Cottage Plum Tree. ©2015 Just My Type Letterpress. Framed, $250. Unframed, $100.

Fern Cottage Plum Tree. ©2015 Just My Type Letterpress. Framed, $250. Unframed, $100.

Juan & Philip wedding invitation suite. ©2015 Just My Type Letterpress.

Juan & Philip wedding invitation suite. ©2015 Just My Type Letterpress.

Succulent 1. ©2015 Just My Type Letterpress. 10"x12". 8-color reduction linocut, 2 blocks. Unframed only, $120. (LMJ chop does not appear on actual prints.)

Succulent 1. ©2015 Just My Type Letterpress. 10"x12". 8-color reduction linocut, 2 blocks. Unframed only, $120. (LMJ chop does not appear on actual prints.)

Succulent 2. ©2015 Just My Type Letterpress. 10"x12". 8-color reduction linocut, 2 blocks. Unframed only, $120. (LMJ chop does not appear on actual prints.)

Succulent 2. ©2015 Just My Type Letterpress. 10"x12". 8-color reduction linocut, 2 blocks. Unframed only, $120. (LMJ chop does not appear on actual prints.)

T-minus 3 days...

My kids have been sick for the last week and a half, but they're healthy now, which gives me 3 days to prepare for North Coast Open Studios. Today is my son's 4th birthday, tomorrow he has a dentist appointment and Friday I'm chaperoning my daughter's field trip. Ack! I'm trying to breathe deeply and remind myself that it will all come together.

It seems I have run out of room in my garage studio, so this year I'll have work set up in my carport as well. I have created several new big works since last year, some will be available framed and ready to go, and some are only available unframed. I still haven't found the time to create all of the large works in my head, but I'm not giving up on them.

My daughter Ava, age 7, will be having a lemonade stand on June 6 from 11am to 4pm. This is part of the Lemonade Day kids' entrepreneurship program. She is so excited! She'll be selling lemonade, some sort of homemade cookie and rubber band bracelets.

While you're in Blue Lake, you should check out Blue Lake Studio. Margaret Kellermann is doing a great job curating local art, vintage finds, local goods, snacks and more. She'll also be open both weekends for Open Studios. Her own work is amazing and on display there as well. 

Me working on the linocut of the Marbled Godwit. Photo by Ryan Filgas.

Me working on the linocut of the Marbled Godwit. Photo by Ryan Filgas.

All three in the shorebird series.

All three in the shorebird series.

I hope you're able to stop by, I'd love to meet you!

Poor neglected blog!

My poor blog certainly gets forgotten. I update Instagram, Facebook and Twitter regularly, but I haven't figured out how to get those posts to automatically appear here on my blog. Here's what's been going on, in condensed form: 

 

"Print Shop Huntress" is available in my shop. My first woodcut ever! 

"Print Shop Huntress" is available in my shop. My first woodcut ever! 

The first of three weddings I'm creating invitations for in 2015.  

The first of three weddings I'm creating invitations for in 2015.  

The second of three wedding invitations in 2015.  

The second of three wedding invitations in 2015.  

This is a marbled godwit, one of three shorebirds that will be up in my online store very soon.  

This is a marbled godwit, one of three shorebirds that will be up in my online store very soon.  

A fun wood type and linocut project for an Instagram follower. These will be signed and numbered and up for sale in my shop very soon.  

A fun wood type and linocut project for an Instagram follower. These will be signed and numbered and up for sale in my shop very soon.  

My booth setup at Godwit Days 2015. There are those shorebirds!  

My booth setup at Godwit Days 2015. There are those shorebirds!  

My block printed shirts and baby onesies are finally available in my online shop! 

My block printed shirts and baby onesies are finally available in my online shop! 

I created the logo for Blue Lake Studio and made some banners to hang outside their business.  

I created the logo for Blue Lake Studio and made some banners to hang outside their business.  

This is a new print, and it's for my last wedding clients of the year. I needed to cut it and print it rather large to get the details, so I will also have a signed and numbered edition of these beautiful plum trees available soon.  

This is a new print, and it's for my last wedding clients of the year. I needed to cut it and print it rather large to get the details, so I will also have a signed and numbered edition of these beautiful plum trees available soon.