Archive for June, 2009

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Hi all. I’m having writer’s block when it comes to the name of this blog. I’m still trying to figure out what its identity will be. Design? Letterpress? Social Media? Dogs? Wedding? Life? Everything! If you have any ideas, let me know. I welcome thoughts with open arms.

Excited.

Hammerpress

I have an obsession with letterpress. For years now I have been so attracted to the art, look, and feel of this print technique. I love it so much that I am starting a letterpress class on July 20 and I cannot wait. It’s my hope some day to master the art myself and start my own business. Until then, I am inspired by many others who are doing great things. One being Hammerpress out of Kansas City.

Hammerpress

Next week I will make a trek up to the big KC to meet with Hammerpress to talk about my own wedding invites. My favorite aunt, Steph, got her invites made through them and can be seen below. (Deep periwinkle and brown). What’s even crazier is that Hammerpress was just featured in the new summer Martha Stewart weddings mag. Wowzers! Cannot wait to have my meeting.

Hammerpress

Mad Manatee

Alright, you might not be saving a manatee if you drink this beer but it sure will make you smile. Back in the day I used to have quite the fondness for manatees, frequenting the Dallas World Aquarium to stare into their tank. That might explain why these labels from The Richard Shepherd Group appealed to me so much. Not to mention the design is fantastic.

Bailey

Bailey

This is Bailey, an American Staffordshire Terrier mix that is 1 1/2 years old. This poor girl was dumped at a gated business facility and needs to have a forever home. I must admit, I’m partial to black and white dogs and she’s so precious. To learn more about Bailey, visit Petfinder. Bailey is with Town and Country Shelter Rescue out of Fort Worth, TX.

Daily Olive

Good sit, Olive

It took awhile, but Olive finally mastered the sit after a few weeks of treats and frustration. She’s now very good at shake and is moving on to “use your words.” I’ll keep you posted on how that goes…