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2012 Calendar
December 5, 2011, 12:47 pm
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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 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
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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!

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
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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.

hello sunshine
January 5, 2011, 10:32 pm
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Starting the year off EXTRA BOLD is the way to go. Rick looks good in yellow, eh? Fellow designer/printer/Coloradan on the cover of the Westword. This pretty much captures Rick’s personality. What a fortunate riot.

2010 in review
January 2, 2011, 11:44 am
Filed under: letter . press

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 30,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.


In 2010, there were 78 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 350 posts. There were 134 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 52mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was May 10th with 453 views. The most popular post that day was { birth story }.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for yellow weddings, national stationery show, bird dog press, yellow birthday party, and autumn wallpaper.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


{ birth story } December 2008


not so mellow, yellow September 2009


About December 2008
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Go Fish! October 2010


wood type wedding November 2009

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