Friday, August 29, 2008

took a small break -

I have had a busy week without even touching my squeege. I have a few bits and pieces to share.

First i took a break on sunday to go with my family to visit grandma mary and grandpa johnny. Grandma Mary would have been 99yrs old Sunday - and she passed 9 years ago next month. Her passing left a hole in our lives - as did the passing of all of our grandparents (we have just one left between both john and I) So - grandma Mary got some new pretty flowers at her headstone (or what do they call it when you are in a mausoleum?)

Then I spent some time helping John with his party invites. These were time intensive. We (john, scott and I) printed 200+ invites and then I addressed about 150 to send out. They were 3 color silkscreens with tight registration on chipboard. It took a lot longer then expected, but i think they turned out really nice.

and THEN - we enjoyed the crowds, the history and the hype of the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION in Denver. I am a fond fan of Barack Obama, so it was nice to soak in the festivites. They had some amazing art around town, news stations, parties/etc. We took the girls downtown just to be among it all. I only wish that we would have been at the stadium last night. John was suppose to shoot it for a magazine but his pass disappeared (from the magazine contact he had) when it was too late to hustle for a new one. here are some photos from what we saw.

NOW - for the long labor day weekend - i MUST get to work!!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I was tagged, and now i am going to tag.

This is my first time, so lets see if i can follow directions.
Jesse from Cape Town, South Africa has a great blog.
she was my tagger. here is her address:

Now I am going to tag six others. (here I go)
1. a best friend of mine. love everything she does.
2. - LOVE her work! check it out!
4. fellow mom artist whose work is oh so lovely!
5. fellow printmaker with great stuff!
6. fellow printmaker/wonder mom!
7. my husband - who is super talented!
(he wont play along im sure, but i thought i would include his blog anyway)

6 unspectacular quirks of MINE:
1. I only write with a Sharpie. (i would rather not write, then write with a ballpoint pen)
2. I will only get into a bed that is made. unmade beds make me cringe.
3. i am a pack-rat
4. I never leave the house without wondering if i will get home safe.
5. i am addicted to "iced venti 8 pump soy chais" (dammit, i HATE that i NEED them)
6. i am picky with my underwear and socks! it sometimes takes 3,4,5 changes before im happy with how they FEEL!

Here are the rules:
1. Link back to the person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking to them
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged bloggers blogs letting them know they've been tagged.

Friday, August 22, 2008

they are coming along -happy

my desk is so happy this week with pretty birds. here are some favorites.

Monday, August 18, 2008

stacks undone

i've been playing with new backgrounds. I have been loving a few new number backgrounds, a few new maps too.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Oye' Stacks!!

I now have my brown squared - on to colored squares. The sorting and the stacking is so visually pleasing to me, (and my OCD) that I tend to take pause and enjoy this stage before I get to start working on each one. I have never done this many at once, so its important for me to have a system in place. I am going to print some backgrounds and then I will be on to working on them individually to finish them.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

some favorites to share

I am winding down on my house pieces. I LOVE doing the house series. I liked what I had started completing last week, and then on thursday we took a last minute vacation to see family. When I got back sunuday night I looked over my work to familiarize myself to it again and i LOVE my pieces. I am going to have a hard time parting with some of these.


round 2

I have that nice pile of (mostly sanded) wood - now its time to screen print it all solid brown. I printed 114 this evening - with another 80 to go. THEN i get to start on new bird pieces. i can't wait to see how they will change and turn out.

Monday, August 04, 2008

houses everywhere

I have quiet a stack of pieces I am working on. I had a great day yesterday printing. Tons of houses and numbers. I saved the big ones to do this week, i cant wait to get to work on them also. Here is what it looked like last night when i was done.

Thanks for the WOOD!

hehe - A HUGE thank you to my friend scott who sacrificed an afternoon last week in front of the table saw cutting my wood. Thank you also to John for going to pick up the wood and shleping it back to the studio. THEN - thank you to Mitchell for getting a great start on sanding my wood for me on sunday. I dont have the skills to work to table saw (safely), but i do know and love how to sand. However - with the KC show just weeks away and little or no babysitter in my future, i need every moment to print.