I have another art market surprise for you!! I have been so excited to show you this project, and (just a warning) this post may be overflowing with !!!'s and smiley emoticons. You have been warned.
Remember when I told you I was going to letterpress [a drawing of] Fictionist? Well, it happened and I could't be happier with how it turned out. I got my hands on a L Letterpress from Lifestyle Crafts and I wanted to try my own thing with it.
I created the original drawing, took photos of it, transformed it into an illustrator file using live trace, sent it in, and they sent back the plate for me to use.
I took a couple print making classes while I was doing my undergrad in art, but I honestly despised them. Plus, I knew I couldn't afford a full printing studio space or the tools to go with it so I just didn't see a purpose. However, this little portable letterpress kit is about a foot wide with a handle so it has given me new ideas and enthusiasm for creating some original prints.
Roll it on through...
But wait! I'm not done yet. I decided I wanted to add some elements to it post production, which (add a dash of humility) I think turned out pretty rad.
Do you know any other artists that use letterpress to make prints? I think its such a cool medium and I don't see it used enough! If you know of anyone, leave a link! I'd love to see examples. Oh dear, sweet L Letterpress, I have a feeling we're going to become much better aquatinted over the years.
>> These prints will be available at all the spring markets (come to bijou market THIS weekend!) and (in the not too distant future) in my etsy shop.
>> Did you watch the youtube video I made yet? I like it a lot, perhaps just because the music is so good. Thanks, Gotye.
>> I watch this Zooey Deschanel SNL skit at least once a week and I cry laughing every time. So many great moments. Gettin' quirky with Zooey!