August 2, 2015
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Don't tell Blockbuster Video, but I still have a VHS copy of Alive in my attic. 

I just love survival dramas. *I* survived the heat last week, it was pretty dramatic... But I ate no one, despite feeling very hungry. To celebrate, the Intern and I set some type.

AND THEN I wrote/designed more cards for RSVP, deadline is TOMORROW. 

No big deal. Chosen card(s) just go into the Major Supermarkets.

July 24, 2015
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ART, I say!

ART!

RSVP asked me for some new art, SPECIFICALLY for 16th birthdays, BUT stay away from the subject of driving?

Um, ok.

How about the subject of dog poop?

I KNOW this is a derivative of MY OWN card.

AND a card I made for ANOTHER Art Licensor. Recycled Paper Greetings.

They also asked for some Wedding Cards... Maybe I'll say something about flatulence, MAYBE I WON'T.

July 16, 2015
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Madge The Intern and I wore our Burger King© crowns and spent the day printing.

Does Madge look different??

So serious.

Zeichen Press was invited to join other Notorious Letterpress Printers and contribute to The Smallest Museum In St. Paul. Don't pretend you've never thought about turning an empty firehose cabinet into a tiny museum.

Action shots:

 

I was pretending to be a mouse with a camera — I think Madge was scared/intrigued.

The (petite) Opening Reception is August 1, from 2-4 at Workhouse Coffee Bar.

July 4, 2015
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I’ve observed the greedy, groping limbs of an Octopus on television.

I SEE YOU, OCTOPUS.

I SEE YOUR SELF-INDULGENT, FLESH-LIKE, SUCTION-COVERED BOUGHS, BUMPING ALONG THE OCEAN FLOOR.

Sea Creatures are on my mind because I’m back in Barnstable.

Ah, Barnstable. How is it possible for the sunsets to always fill me with awe, the hammock to always fill me with peace, and people to always fill my belly with booze on the deck overlooking the Great Salt Marsh?

IT’S A TOUGH LIFE.

 

June 24, 2015
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Oh, BOTHER!

One more kitten needs adopting.

AND how about this card?

BECAUSE ALL I EVER THINK ABOUT IS CATS. 

Help. Me.

June 10, 2015
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Kids (like mine) graduated last week,

houses were open, cards (stuffed with money) were given... And I realized, THESE KIDS NEED THANK YOU CARDS.

And always the giver, I made this:

I forced my son to read this handy blog post about proper thank you note writing. 

You're welcome.

 

June 3, 2015
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LAUGHING THROUGH OUR TEARS

WE HAVE NEW CARDS!

TWELVE OF THEM!

Meat suits,

tuna-filled mice,

hungry wolves.

AND SO MUCH MORE!

Have a look!

Letterpress, New Cards
May 20, 2015
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Tib mouthed these words while she nursed her latest brood:

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,

Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,

To the last syllable of recorded time;

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools

The way to dusty death.

Out, out, brief candle!

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,

And then is heard no more.

It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing.

Do you see what I'm working with here??

She just gives and gives AND GIVES.

Ah, suckle away...