Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merry Fucking Christmas 2012

This year's holiday card is a silly one. 

She's prettier when she's dirtier. When you get this beauty in the mail, hopefully it's earned some smudge from machines, crates, and dirty fingers. If you'd like to read this inkless filth more easily, rub her on a smooth floor and see what filth she picks up. 

See? I'm not the only dirty one. 

Stay tuned for a Valentine's Day card in 2013. Just as dirty, but in pink.

Thanks to Jonathan Selikoff at Vote for Letterpress for encouraging me to do something so terrible and for pressing them so beautifully. And to Barbara Calzolari, my calligraphic mentor - her August 2012 Nib to Brush workshop changed everything.

Happy Holidays everyone! I love you!
 — with Jonathan Selikoff at Anne Elser Calligraphy.

Monday, December 03, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Box Making Workshop

We had so much fun last weekend creating two fabulous containers during the Holiday Gift Box making workshop at Binders Art School. We made a lidded box with an option for unique closing mechanisms, feet, and inner sectional dividers. Day two was devoted to a collapsible container with a lid and/or base.

Take a look at the cool mess we made, things we made and the fun we had by browsing the photo album. Woo hooo!!!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Christmas Card 2012 in Progress

To be letter pressed (Thank you Vote For Letterpress) blindly, on a virginal sheet of hearty white cotton, and dirtied further, while in transit, to those who might think me insanely brilliant, brave, or stupid. :D