Last week I had my annual order from long-time client Jen, who stocks up on monogram stationery every year around this time. I’m honored that she likes my work enough to re-order time and time again, and dazzled that she writes so many cards throughout the year!
As you know, it takes quite a bit of time to set up and then clean up the press, so I usually try to print several designs per color. I started some new holiday cards (stay tuned!) and knocked out a few designs from the running list I keep of future ideas. My favorite? An old-timey saying appropriate for myriad occasions paired with my sweet little bee illustration. Like it too? Get it here!
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I would love to learn how to letterpress. How did you initially learn? Your cards are stunning!
Thanks so much! I first learned in college, and then bought my press in 2008. Bess is a completely different type of press than I had learned on and it had been a few years, so I basically had to reteach myself—plus find sources for all the supplies and missing parts that I needed. Read a little more about that adventure here: https://622press.wordpress.com/2008/08/16/the-studio/
I’ll try to give more glimpses behind the scenes as I’m working in the studio, so stay tuned and follow Bess on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/622press