I had visited a public sale of an old apothecary and pharmacy with my parents and found the cutest little printing machine (and I’m such a sucker for green)! They had used it for pricing, but the drawer underneath is where the fun really began!
There are a few pieces of equipment that I scour the world for and when I find them at an affordable price, I am willing to travel!!! So my wonderful husband cowers every time I tell him that I found something else I’d like to add to my shop. One of the pieces I have [...]
ave you ever been invited to a Hot Chocolate Party? If you haven’t, you are going to want to host your own after seeing how much fun they are!
We normally host a holiday party each year and struggle to choose a weekend that everyone is available. So this year we decided to host a [...]
We’ve been slowly working on a promotional piece in between other jobs for a bit of time now and it is finally time we unveil this baby! Word of mouth is always your best marketing tool but promoting yourself with something adorable can’t hurt right???
have recently had the opportunity of a lifetime to spend two weeks at Penland School of Crafts in a two week Letterpress Residency! And as a follow up to my Berks County hex sign driving tour, I have designed and printed a series of three hex signs pictured below. The last sign shown is [...]
little while back I took a class on letterpress at Penland School of Crafts, taught by Paul Moxon. It was a one week intensive class where we were able to choose a few letterpress projects and then print them with what presses were available in the studio. They include a few vandercooks, [...]
e are so fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful areas of Pennsylvania! Friday was a most gorgeous fall day and we took full advantage of it. We decided to follow the Hex Art Barn Tour around Berks County and photograph a few of the beautiful barns. I have always loved PA Dutch [...]
n a recent trip to Ireland, I was delighted to find that they had a National Print Museum in Dublin! We had plans to visit the museum and then found out that they were having a city-wide Culture Night. The museum was one of the stops that was participating [...]
or the second year in a row, I have gone down to Newark Delaware to help kick off the first two days of the Tour de Lead Graffiti. I had originally gone down for the letterpress experience. It sounded like such a great project that I wanted to be a part of. After gaining some [...]
This reproduction is an advertising poster or “trip flyer” for a special excursion train going to Gettysburg. Back in their heyday, the railroads organized and operated many of these special excursions each weekend. The Reading alone would sometimes run a dozen trips like this every weekend throughout the summer. It was a way for them to [...]
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