Monthly Archives: April 2011

New art print release: Rose Red!

Rose Red, my new 2-color hand pulled silkscreen print.

Rose Red, Dark, sweet, and full of secrets. Rose Red is the 2nd in print in my fairy tale inspired print series, (my now sold out print, The Lady & The Wolf was the first). I’ve been fascinated by, OK possibly addicted to, fairy tales and fables since I was very young. Their allure has yet to lose it’s magic, especially the older versions of fairy tales with darker themes and symbols.

These days, many people know these stories best as tales for children, however many of our most loved fairy tales have much more brutal original tellings than you might imagine something fit for little kids. I read folk & fairy tales obsessively, the darker the roots of the tale, the more I love it. It’s super interesting how the same stories appear in similar versions and places for both children and (especially originally) for adults as well.

Rose Red is my 2-color, all hand silkscreen printed art print using scarlet red and velvety black hand-mixed and non-toxic water based silkscreen inks. And yes! Edition of 200. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: no acid, archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight. $25

Fresh off my press, hand printed and now available for purchase here at my website and also here in my Etsy shop.

Neato extra! This design is also available as a free iPhone & iPod Touch wallpaper at the super cool Poolga.com right here.

Are you a print nerd too? Check out some process photos from my Flickr account below.

 

Getting all set up to print Rose Red.

 

1st color of my hand silkscreen printed art print, Rose Red.

 

2nd and final color of my silkscreen printed Rose Red art print.

 

 

 

 

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Don’t forget :) Handmade Arcade is this Saturday 4/16!

Just a quick reminder that we’ll be attending, vending, talking, and showing our wares at the one & only & spectactular Handmade Arcade craft fair in Pittsburgh this Saturday (ONLY, it’s a 1-day boomer).

Handmade Arcade is totally FREE to attend and with over 100 of the best artists and crafters setting up shop, it’s going to be pretty great. We’ve got bunches of new stuff in tow and are so excited to get t do a show right here at home for a change. See yinz there!

Handmade Arcade is on Saturday April 16th, 2011 (just ONE day!) from 11am – 7pm at The David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. And best of all? Handmade Arcade is FREE to attend!

The  Important Details:

  • When: Saturday, April 16th from 11am – 7pm
  • Where: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown at Penn Avenue & 10 Streets.
  • Free admission
  • Over 100 vendors, local and far-flung.
  • Easy to get to: close to many bus lines and the T; on-site garage parking; also accessible by foot, bike or even watercraft!
  • More space than ever: wide aisles, extra larger vendor room.
  • Early Birdie passes (as always) See below for more info.
  • Refreshments on-site.
  • Hands-on activities for the whole family.
Our booth in 2009 next to Mike Budai with the awesome crowds  at the Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh PA.
Our booth in 2009 next to Mike Budai with the awesome crowds  at the Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh PA.

We are thrilled to be a part of this awesome return! We’ll be there working our booth and talking with folks, selling our prints, posters, alphabet prints, test prints, t-shirts, shoot. You name it! So come on out and see all of the best that the modern Handmade Movement has to offer you Pittsburgh.

About: “Handmade Arcade is run by a collective of creative Pittsburghers who have helped to shape and bolster Pittsburgh’s independent craft scene over the past six years. Founded in 2004 — when no events in the Pittsburgh region served the burgeoning DIY craft community — Handmade Arcade provides crafters working outside the mainstream/fine arts sector with a grassroots high-visibility venue to sell wares and build community.

Tapping into a vibrant subculture of young, innovative designers who bring a fresh, artistic, and often subversive sensibility to traditional crafting, Handmade Arcade provides Pittsburgh-based crafters with an alternative to high-end, fine arts fairs and traditional craft venues, while connecting the city to a thriving craft culture that is sweeping the nation from Brooklyn to Berkeley. Handmade Arcade has made sure that Pittsburgh remains on this significant cultural map. Creative, motivated individuals come to Handmade Arcade to build an audience for their handmade products, and they leave seeing Pittsburgh in a new, positive light.”

And yep! Handmade Arcade is selling their ever-popular Early Birdie passes for the show too. Click here for details.

For more information about Handmade Arcade click here.

Here’s a great short profile on the Handmade Arcade from the 2009 show:

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New ‘W is for Whale’ Exclusive Desktop Design at Green Eyed Monster released!

Green Eyed Monster is an awesome little corner of the web and we’re really excited to announce that we’ve teamed up to do an exclusive release of a desktop background design with Ash & Kimmy from this environmentally forward curated shopping & blog site. Their name is less a term of jealousy and far far more a big nod to the environmental and green ideas, products, and philosophies found within the DIY and Handmade movement.

For the month of April, my adaptation of our W is for Whale Alphabet Print design (the original print is here) will be available for free as a download for your desktop all April long. So swim on over, whatcha waitin’ for?

Click the below images or click here to get the April W is for Whale desktop background and enjoy a little undersea funscape for a while and feel free to pass it on.

This is the beginning of a series of digital background pieces that we’re going to be releasing all through 2011 too. Yep! We just want to make our big world a little bit happier. More designs coming soon.

To learn more about Green Eyed Monster, see & shop their products and more, click here.

To see all of our hand silkscreen printed Alphabet Prints for sale, click here.

Huge thanks to Green Eyed Monster for their super sweet profile about us too, you chicas rock!

Click to get my full-sized free desktop design from Green Eyed Monster.

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