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Ways To Deal With Solitary Isolation

Hello there. How are you all holding up? So sorry about the long silence. I was overseas dealing with a family matter when the pandemic started to blow up. I flew home early in a panic, dealt with pure unadulterated chaos at the airports, and have been in a tough situation for a few weeks. …

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Spring 2020 – A Peek Into My Studio

All through January and February I battled the frigid temperature in my studio and printed up a storm of onesies for the upcoming Spring shows. Every morning I would dress in the chunkiest sweater I owned, plus knitted hat and slippers that made me look like a suburban Bigfoot. I would linger at the door …

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Summer Camp – Comics and Books

Last week’s camp got really, REALLY silly. Well, the younger kids’ class was just a little bit sillier than the older class. We watched some Snoopy cartoons, and then designed and mono-printed our own comic strips. After this we transitioned smoothly onto Captain Underpants and Dog Man stories, which resulted in a lot of uncontrolled …

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Friendly Advice for Summer Camp Teachers

It’s pretty early to be talking about summer camp, I know, but in Northern Virginia things tend to happen sooner. Summer vacation plans are often locked down by December, Summer camps spots are booked in February, and most parents have a 2019-20 school calendar already printed out and highlighted on a wall somewhere. A little …

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A Few Of Our Favorite Things – 2018

Okay, okay, it is 2019, get over 2018 already! I know, I’m running a bit late with this one, but I have to post it!A list to rack up our mostest and bestest things from 2018 is imperative, and long overdue. I can’t even think about my 2019 wishlist before I put this to bed. …

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Autumn/Winter screenprinting sneak peek!

In my last post, I wrote about the benefits of printmaking for all people. Well, as it happens, one of those benefits (being happily engaged in a flow state), has lead to me doing not much else than screen printing for the past week. That’s great news for my business, in terms of being productive, …

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Playing Hooky at the National Gallery

On Tuesday, I decided to take a day off from work, the suburbs, and my constant worrying, and caught the Metro into DC with a friend. We seized the surprisingly sunny day and went to check out the newly renovated East building of the National Gallery. I’m here to officially state that it is gorgeous, full …

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Useful Resources from Camp #2

Week two of my little summer camp is over, and what a blast it was! The week was all about illustration and typography, with a hefty dollop of Celtic fairytales and mythology thrown into the mix. The campers love anything to do with fantasy and books, and so do I. More about that, and the list …

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The Luxury of a Full Work Week

The  last two weeks have been pretty productive, thanks in part to the lovely Spring-like weather. With no sudden, unexpected snow days, I managed to finish screen-printing all 1 million of my products (Well, it certainly felt like 1 million!). I have also almost finished ironing them all as well. My right bicep is now impressively larger than the …

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Snow, Baked Goods and my Printing Schedule

So, my resolve to blog at least once a week broke, last week. It just broke apart like a large, warm, flaky, soft, buttery croissant does… mmmmmmmmmm…but I digress, let me tell you more about last week. Last Week Last week it got very cold and snowy, and the kids had just one day of school. Then …

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