catalog in the works

It's been a little quiet here lately because I've been swamped with a good way :) Deciding to exhibit at the Stationery Show means that I need a new wholesale catalog, which means that I've been staying up til 3 or 4am every night to work on it while trying to balance my wedding printing, retail orders and teaching.  Well, I think I'm done with it for now.  It's really the little details that were taking up so much time, but they're so worth it in the end.  If I do say, I'm quite pleased with the new catalog.  Now I just have to decide whether to outsource the printing (and save myself some time) or buy a color laser printer and print them myself. The grouping of images above might be one of the pages I use in the catalog.


Health care reform is going to be a reality. This is an amazing step forward.  Here's an interesting breakdown of the votes.

(image from The White House)
When I was in NYC for the Gift Show with my friend Amber we walked by this piece by Know Hope.  At the time I couldn't remember the name of the artist, but luckily one of my students figured it out for me!  It's really great to pass by a piece like this on the street instead of having it tucked away in a gallery. Reminds me to keep my eyes open, unlike when I was looking at the ground and missed Zach Braff!

Going for it

I've felt incredibly indecisive the past month. Every decision seems like a ton of work, even trying to figure out what to make for dinner each night. In light of this I feel so fortunate to have this decision almost made for me...I'm going to be exhibiting at the National Stationery Show in May! I'll be exhibiting with seven other Ladies of Letterpress in booths 2256 and 2258.  And since I'm joining the other ladies a bit late, most of the display decisions have been made already (and made well) - hooray!  I know I have a TON of work ahead of me, like trying to design and print next year's calendar beforehand, but I'm up for the challenge and more excited than I thought I would be.  Once I get my bearings, I'll try to post my progress semi-regularly.

messengers biking

Jake has been biking for almost a year now and he sometimes sends me biking videos.  This one (sorry I can't embed it) is probably the coolest most terrifying of the bunch.

(photo by fixpert!)

the first sign

I've been a bad blogger lately.  Swamped with work and out of town for a week. But, spring is almost here! My crocuses are popping up and I got to put away my down coat for the past few days. I'm hoping to have a super productive afternoon and then post some images from my trip later today...or maybe this weekend :)

(image from saxonfenken)

Hello Monday

Sometimes Monday feels much later in the week.  I've been crossing things off my to do list the entire weekend, but somehting always gets added. Luckily we took some much needed time this weekend to visit our wonderful friends and their adorable kids and then stopped by the hospital to visit Jake's grandma (who has a spinal compression fracture from osteoporosis but is in good spirits).

Sometime along the way I found this hilariously over-the-top commercial.  Every time I feel overwhelmed I watch it and laugh and then get back to work.  I think I've watched it 50 times in the last few days!