sweet corn

one exciting thing about being an iota press co-op member is taking part in group projects. in february 2014 we all featured our work together on the walls of risk press in sebastopol, ca. we marble and make paper together for fun. and, more recently, we have been working hard on a collection of broadsides to sell together at december’s open house.

mine is titled “sweet corn.” i began by focusing on one of the poems that did not make the cut for my seed pack poems:

corn linoleum cutthen i got the crazy idea to carve up some corn to go along with the poem. this involved drawing the corn first, and i have little experience even doodling for fun!

corn linoleum cut corn linoleum cut

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seed pack poems

one of my most recent projects at iota press was my seed pack poems. it began with my printing buddy, megan, bringing in her unwanted artichokes for other iota members to take home. i stood at the type case and, without the words already in mind, composed a poem in under 25 minutes about the lovely vegetable.

over the course of four weeks, i composed several other poems about the fruits and vegetables around me in the same manner:

seed pack poem
seed pack poem letterpress lead type
proofing a seed pack poem

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new beginnings

happy (late) new year! it’s definitely been awhile but it is a resolution to blog a bit more in 2014. the last few months of last year came and went, so i’d love to catch you up a bit:

folding bones news
i got the folding bones press facebook page up and running! i update it quite a bit more than the blog so “like” the page to keep up with everything happening in the letterpress world. i’ll even send you a little reward.

letterpress rewards

iota press happenings
aside from iota press moving into a bigger location, allowing more room for workshops, classes, and printing madness, the co-op members will be displaying their work at risk press in sebastopol during the month of february. sign up on the snail mail list for an invitation.

iota press at risk
risk press gallery
february 1-23, 2014
7345 healdsburg avenue
sebastopol, california 95472

iota press

sonoma county wedding collective
i’m happy to announce my membership within the sonoma county wedding collective! we are a group of wedding vendors focused on bringing our handmade, artisan talents to local northern california weddings. part of the venture for me will be teaching couples how to hand print their own wedding invitations on antique presses. brides- and grooms-to-be will mix their own ink, feed their own paper, and create the wedding invitation suite of their dreams. stay tuned!

Sara Press Photography
Fennel Bridal
Papillion Floral Design

sonoma county wedding collective

upcoming event at The Schulz Museum

come print with me at the Day of Innovation at The Schulz Museum! i will be there inking up little Kelsey and teaching familes how to print from 11-3.

take a look at how much fun we will have with Snoopy and the gang:

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upcoming event: shop party

come print with me at the third installment of the summer Shop Party series! i will be there with a handful of other awesome artisans, selling letterpress goodies and inking up little Kelsey. take a look at how much fun we had on july 28:

shop party craft fair santa rosa

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iota press

recent news: Iota Press was kind enough to accept me into their letterpress co-op. it is located in sebastopol and everything i ever dreamed of!

iota press letterpress

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art deco on press for a lovely couple’s october wedding : )

art deco monogram

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lettering vs calligraphy

Which do you prefer – lettering or calligraphy? Both are hot in the stationery world right now, and a lot of people do not even know there is a difference. Two very awesome artists in Berlin know there is a distinct difference, and they are currently battling it out!


Lettering vs Calligraphy’ is a project by Giuseppe Salerno and Martina Flor. It consists of a visual dialogue between a letterer and a calligrapher, where they draw/write a letter responding to a keyword given by a moderator. The adventure aims to explore the capabilities of the two technical approaches. It delivers one letter daily and takes place online, where the visitors are invited to vote for their favourite.

here are a few of my favorite recent battles:

‘spring x’

spring x lettering spring x callig

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book weddings 5

still swooning over book-themed parties and events:
book wedding decor

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