The Twelve Days are Approaching

I’ve got a jam-packed couple of weeks ahead of me! Every year (for the past two years), I illustrate  The 12 Days of Christmas, either 12 days leading up to the holiday, or the 12 days after (until little christmas).  With all the chaos of the holidays I don’t know why I subject myself to making so much work in a matter of 12 days, but I do it.

In 2011, I made watercolor illustrations of the classic twelve days from the song.

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In 2012, I turned each day into something I like, a ukulele, a few juicers, and some record players. (see the entire collection here) 

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This year I’m planning something a little different, a little out of my comfort zone, but totally HANNAH (I pinky promise). Please check back here as we approach the most wonderful, crazy, chaotic time of year! I’ll be here, with ink on my fingers to put a smile on your face!

Partridges and Pear Trees,

Hannah

 

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The Printmaking Center of NJ

Hello! So yesterday I traveled many miles to The Printmaking Center of NJ– and had a fantastic day. So I thought I’d re-live it today, and share it with you! IMG_1868

The PCNJ has a small, but wonderful silkscreen studio workspace. (especially if you’ve been using your bathroom shower to rinse out your screens!)

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Would you look at the exposure unit! I mean, COME ON. It’s beautiful…I exposed a screen in 46 seconds! 46 SECONDS! I’ve never heard of such a thing!

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Inks and other messy things I love!  look at the TUB of acrylic silkscreen ink! it’s like a paint can! IMG_1869

I learned how to use a vacuum table! Which I never did before, that’s amazing.

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What printmaking session would be complete without a green juice on hand! Just don’t mix it up with your ink!

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I felt like I was back at school, listening to Led Zeppelin on a static-y radio, while printing. ( I did miss my friends walking in though!) Regardless, What a wonderful day!

Here’s how my vegetable christmas cards came out.

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and…

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I’m a little rusty on getting my prints properly registered, practice makes perfect! I hope you enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures from yesterday. I think this is a start to a beautiful friendship between me and that exposure unit.

turnip the joy,

Hannah

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Christmas? What?

While I’m usually a grumpy Grinch this time of year, I decided to just embrace the crazy for once. In doing so, I have gone a little Christmas-Crazy early.

For the past week I’ve been printing some Christmas cookies for a promo-postcard …and here it is!

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My hands a dry and cracked from all the time I spent cleaning out screens in the sink. It was well worth it! I’m so happy with this card, I can’t wait to get it in the mail in a week or so!

Now it’s time to clean up the studio… and start sketching to update my website.

Peace and Pizzelles,

Hannah