Blog — screen printing
What I've been working on ...
I've been busy this weekend building out this wall in the studio. The gallery is made up of my old wooden screens stretched with retired printing table drop cloths. You can find some of these available for purchase here (some are even on sale!)!
Lemonade out of lemons or Hand made ain't perfect, y'all!
When it comes to hand made, nobody's perfect, right? That's part of the beauty, that each piece is a little different than the last. I mean, we aren't robots or machines; we make things with love and intention. And with that comes mistakes! In my 6+ years of printing, I have made so so so many mistakes during the process from dropping a brick on my light table (WHAT?!) to smudgy fingers ruining a perfect print.
But lemonade out of lemons, right? I've printed less than perfect pieces of fabric that won't work for pillows but are too lovely to throw away that there must be SOME use for them. Enter bunting. The charming and whimsical party decor that doesn't need a party to make the day bright. This was a custom request from a lovely California customer and I think she might be on to something. So stay tuned for some of these fellas popping up in the shop; it will be the summer of bunting!
Crunching some numbers! Pillow counting contest to win $75 Earth Cadets credit!
Step right up!
Submit your guess of how many pillows I made in 2013 over on our Instagram and Facebook pages and enter to win a $75 shop credit! We are giving you some help the number is between 500 and 2,000 and you can enter twice per day on Instagram and Facebook with your guesses. Contest ends 3/9/14. Good luck, guessers!
Number nine and feelin' fine!
Woah! I just remembered that this weekend marks my NINTH (9!?!) year here in Chicago.
Thank you Chicago for your beautiful skyline, your Pequod's and Spaca Napoli pizza, your Lillstreet Art Center which taught me screen printing and the Damen bus that got me there (all the way from Division), your temp jobs including the day gig offer to play Captain Morgan (thanks LP), your theatre scene, the corporate job that lasted 6 years and taught me so much, The Needle Shop that taught me how to sew, your Renegade Craft Fair which inspired me to move forward, and all the lovely people I've met and the friends who live here despite the winter, but most importantly, thank you for your community who supports small hand made businesses. You are a city that inspired me to do what I love and provided me with the resources I needed. Thank you!