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Year of the Dragon
January 23, 2012, 8:51 am
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Year of the Dragon Stamp

Happy Lunar New Year! The Year of the Dragon begins on January 23, 2012, and ends on February 9, 2013.

I love this series of Lunar New Year stamps, and this year’s is no exception. A beautiful paper-cut design combined with grass-style calligraphy and gorgeous color. Doesn’t it just make you want to write letters all year?

Water Dragon

right + click or ctrl + click and download this for iPhone wallpaper

This is the year of the water dragon. There are 5 elements and 12 animals in the cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, the dragon being the only one that is mythical. By tradition, dragons are not feared, but are considered magical or divine — especially at this time of renewed hope for the future.

The Lunar New Year is traditionally celebrated with LUCK being the center of attention. Lucky foods such as kumquats are eaten and given as gifts. Lanterns, colored red for luck, are hung in rows. And teams of skilled puppeteers manipulate giant dragon figures to dance in parades and at parties. The Year of the Dragon is considered to be the luckiest of all!



2012 Calendar
December 5, 2011, 12:47 pm
Filed under: Green, Handmade Revolution, letter . press | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
This is the second year of our collaborative calendar. From pole to pole, we explored life on the ice and came up with seven scenes of subtle textures and muted colors. A serene view of the critters who survive the subzero …
The 2012 Uncommon Climate Calendar pays homage to the enduring diversity of species living in one of the rarest landscapes of our planet, the Arctic. This signed and numbered limited edition calendar marks the second annual collaboration of the two artists who created it.
Each page becomes a 5×7 limited edition artprint to frame + keep. seven scenes in all. printed on 100% cotton archival paper by hand on two antique letterpress machines – with love.
A collaboration between Allison of BirdDog Press and Theresa of WonderBound Press.


First Friday on Pearl Street : Small Press

Tonight! It’s First Friday October 7thBoulder Arts & Crafts welcomes 9 local artists participating in “small press: the art of letterpress“. The show will run through November 6th. We are pleased to have a Chandler & Price Pilot Press in the window!
This show celebrates modern approaches to the time honored art of typesetting and small press printmaking. The artists are: David Ashley, Allison Bozeman, Rick Griffith, Alicia McKim, Kay Moller, Tom Parson, Ray Tomasso, Gail Watson & Matthew Winheld.

A percentage of sales will benefit the Book Arts League, a local group dedicated to preserving the arts of bookbinding, paper making and letterpress printing. From its home base on an historic farm in Lafayette, the Book Arts League offers hands on classes in all the book arts. Letterpress fanatics will be interested in attending the Open House at the Ewing Farm in Lafayette this Saturday October 1st. Visit bookartsleague.org for more information.

Boulder Arts & Crafts
October 7th – First Friday Artist Reception
1421 Pearl Street Mall – 6 – 8 pm



the Makerie
September 20, 2011, 11:45 pm
Filed under: Craft Biz, Handmade Revolution, inspire . spark, letter . press, Life | Tags: , ,

I have been invited and have accepted the invitation to teach letterpress at the Makerie in 2012! I took Lizzy House‘s pattern design class last year and we put on a Firefly Handmade market in conjunction with the event as well, so I am thrilled to become a part of it from another angle this year. It is experience you almost cannot explain in words!



September 17, 2011, 8:48 am
Filed under: Craft Biz, Handmade Revolution, inspire . spark, Life

Firefly Handmade 2011 Gypsy Farm Market Market +
3390 Valmont Road, Boulder
{Open to the Public}

September 17th, 9am-9pm
September 18th, 9am-3pm

+ all things handcrafted and homemade +

80+ indie crafters  from art to artisan foods and stitches to stationery and everything in between
goodie bags to the first 25 shoppers each day

+ live music, kids crafts, plenty of food and fun
refreshments by tee & cakes //comida // crust mobile // aiko pops // fruta juice



Denver County Fair!
July 29, 2011, 9:54 am
Filed under: Craft Biz, Handmade Revolution

 



the Daily
June 9, 2011, 3:49 pm
Filed under: Feedsacks, Handmade Revolution | Tags: ,

Yesterday morning, I awoke under a new feedsack quilt of my Granny’s creation. And it dawned on me that I left off about a year ago tweeting a Feedsack a Day. Today, I will pick up where I left off – May 31st, 2010 #151 of 365 where I featured a favorite as the last of a series from the {kimmymade} Flickr photostream – a tiny sugar sack with red and pink geometric pattern and atomic starbursts.

Daily Feedsack feature No. 151 of 365 for 2010 http://ow.ly/1OQEw ending this kimmymade month on a SUPER high note.

I may even go double or nothing as I went this spring to bdp south and came back with a mountain of new feedsacks!

ps. I am newly addicted to instagram for the iPhone!




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