Update – March 16th

Woah! I’ve been so busy!

All week, I’ve been designing and printing things of MoCCAfest.

IMG_4647My studio is a but chaotic right now. I feel there’s stuff all over the place! I gotta clean up and organize some today!

IMG_4455I put the finishing touches on Fun Kitchen Dance Party! So happy with the way it came out. Can’t wait to share the final book (closer to April 5th!)

IMG_4581This is a design for one of the tote bags I plan on printing for MoCCA. It’s got another surprise on the back! I also have three other designs! Gonna be great! 

IMG_4616 I spent more time at the PCNJ exposing screens yesterday and just hanging out in the darkroom. LOVE IT.

IMG_4620I’m pretty sure I’m not supposed to look directly at the light under the exposure unit, but I’m so curious! I had to peek!

I’ve also been perfecting my cappuccino skills and hanging out with my two basset babies.

IMG_4645My life is pretty crazy right now. I’m still training for a marathon in the end of April, getting stuff ready for MoCCAfest, working a day job, and trying to get new clients illustration-wise! It’s a crazy time! I love it.

Time to get printing –and maybe vacuum this floor! (gross!)

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Week of January 13th

Hello All!

I’m happy to report I had a  productive week.

It was my birthday this past Monday! And in the true spirit of getting older, I put on my “big girl pants” and drove an hour away – out to the printmaking studio, where I am now a member.  I exposed some screens.

I made some cards, aiming to get some stuff in my Etsy shop by Valentines day.

Because I’m so excited about this, I wanted to share two of the cards here:

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The phone card needs work, I have to re-expose some parts of it. i.e. around the curly cords.

the radio card shows the back and the front.

Also you have to imagine these cards with fun brightly colored envelopes! poppy-red and retro turquoise!

Next week I hope to get my new promo post cards in the mail :

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I’m just waiting for them to get here!

I think this is going to be my last promo that I order from a print place for a while. I’m going to try and print my own postcards, now that I have access to an exposure unit.

So awesome.

Also I’m going to try and post every week between Wednesday and Friday, so be sure to check back!

Prints and Love,

Hannah

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