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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

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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

 



Party Tales + Party Pails

My little guy’s Scales & Stripes: Go Fish Party can now be seen on the pages of Parents Magazine! Hooray for the April Issue. I am also super excited to say that: inspired by this interest in the birthday parties for my little one, I will soon be offering sets to help you get the party started too.

photography by Julia Vandenover | clothes by Dandy Social Club

Think letterpress invitations, favor packaging, thank you notes, and other details, complete with ideas, planning pointers, activities and how-tos. What do you think? What are some of your favorite party themes?



March is My Month

I love to open a Google Analytics Alert to find a sweet blog post on something I hold dear to my heart. Thank you Kathya of CHOCOLOCATERIA! March is my month too! And you reminded me that I wanted to write an in depth post about each month explaining the inspiration behind each composition this year. I guess I need to get started.



Conference Calling
February 23, 2011, 12:56 am
Filed under: Craft Biz, letter . press | Tags: , ,

I am so honored and excited to be invited as a guest speaker on a panel at the first ever Ladies of Letterpress Conference! I get to go home to the southland, visit my Granny Lou, eat at some fave restaurants, immerse myself in ink and type and iron, rub elbows with heroes, meet friends I have only known online, and BE amongst my letterpress tribe. That’s not even the half of it.

Hooray for Jessica & Kseniya for bringing the greater letterpress community together. Ladies of Letterpress is a professional organization that provides a community where both brand-new and experienced printers can learn from one another, share resources and ideas, and help keep letterpress a thriving, exciting, multifaceted art and craft. We have sparked a similar fire here in Colorado with Boulder, Inspired. – a series of creative conversations inspiring community and collaboration among creatives.

I am loving the community & collaboration theme of my life right now. I feel connected to my craft, and grounded in my path.




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