April 22, 2015
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I won't even speak of the weather BECAUSE IT'S UNSPEAKABLE.

You can't break me, Weather.

You'll never break me.

Everyone knows that the only cure for the cold is wood type. And alcohol. 

Jen and I have been having a debate about the next birthday card. And by debate, I mean she is, like, "I don't care." Doesn't she know the dangers of Not Caring??

ANYWAY, here's the card. BTW, that's a vulture, waiting for you to die.

April 13, 2015
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Whew! This birthday was a doozy!

Yes, we played 221B Baker Street.

YES, we ate ham & swiss sandwiches.

Here's a new birthday card... that girl and pig look familiar...

 

 

 

April 7, 2015
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Oh, another Spring is here!

Should I have photographically documented the first card printed for our Spring Release?

Probably.

But I was pretty busy having a Nurse Jackie marathon.

I DID write/design these:

See how I give and give and give?? 

March 28, 2015
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Growing up one block South of Lake Calhoun in the 1970's meant two things:

1) Over-charging for watered-down Kool-Aid on the boulevard

2) Wearing a neighbor's pilly-bottomed blue leotard for a swimsuit

Like little ducklings, we'd follow my mom down the block for a day at Thomas Beach; she'd stand ankle-deep in the water, hands on hips, plotting, and staring at the only skyscraper in the Minneapolis skyline.

March 21, 2015
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Just when I thought it was safe to burn my foot-shaped Smartwool socks, Spring decided to retreat.

At least I have feet.

Am I right?? Although, I'd be grateful for stump-shaped Smartwool socks.

I WOULD.

Here's a card:

Oh, and Jen and I chose the cards for The Spring Release!

March 15, 2015
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WHAT??

Who am I to deprive the masses of their Zeichen Press cards?? 

Zeichen Press "art" was "punched up", PDF's were emailed to art licensing companies, and virtual hugs and kisses were exchanged. Look (soon) for some of our cards (NOT letterpress printed) in Big Box stores across the country.

And by look, I mean buy.

IF you don't have some cute independent store near you. OR if you don't care about letterpress printing. OR if you refuse to shop in our store. OR you are already buying a stroller and paper towels and light bulbs and ground beef and toilet paper and shampoo.

A teaser:

March 8, 2015
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Is Spring really here?

Not sure...

Let's pretend it is. Let's let me live in a world filled with hope! My obsessive weather-tracking (hourly checking my weather app) has proven to be successful.

It won't be long before smartwool socks are shed and (my) legs are shorn.

Stay tuned...

Here are a couple cards I made instead of penning a suicide note.

(Graduation)

(Encouragement)

February 27, 2015
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As I said goodbye to yet another kitten from our cat ranch,

I thought to myself, "I bet this is exactly how Beyoncé feels when she drops an album." And then I thought, "My skin is so dry."

I wish I could travel back in time... back to the 1970's when there were environmental chambers built into the walls of health club locker rooms... (I think this is a real memory and that I'm not just pasting a false memory on top of a traumatic childhood locker room incident... those topless moms blow-drying their hair... Wait, am I?? Omg... Beep beep boop: Tropical Rainforest?? Yes, please!)

NO MATTER, here's a new card!