Sunday, May 03, 2009

Printing is still happening!

I am so tired that I took a 2 hour nap today. I worked my butt off (and so did my parents, and Jason, and my sister, and my friend Carrie) at the house yesterday, and I have a hangover from it today! So took a "break" and spent a few hours in the printing lab.

Along with about 300 recipe cards I have to feed that beast! The success has been a blessing and a curse--great because it's helping us afford things like furniture and carpet, bad because of timing. Don't get me wrong--I'm THRILLED that I've sold over 40 boxes. Awesome!

And I couldn't resist printing some of my new plates fresh back from the plate-maker:

I plan to make a series out of these--incorporating my newly found drawing chops and my beloved calligraphy pen and writing.

Wouldn't it be cool to have all 50 states? I'm not sure if I am ready to commit to doing all 50, but it's a possibility. After we're done moving. And after Carrie and I work on our 2010 calendar!

Soon to be posted in my Etsy shop! Let me know if you have a specific state request, and any ideas on what the wording could be. If I use your idea as inspiration, I'll send you one for free!


Posted by Beth Howard @ 8:51 PM

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Love it!! I can't wait for a set. I'll need quite a few for my former residences....

"The sun shines bright on my old KY home"

CO- "purple mountains majesty above the fruited plain" or "Tis the land where the columbines grow, Overlooking the plains far below,
While the cool summer breeze in the evergreen trees, Softly sings where the columbines grow."

"Home means Nevada
Home means the hills...
Out where the sun always shines,
Right in the heart of the golden west, Home means Nevada to me."

Oklahoma is obvious :)

I'll keep thinking. It is super cute though!!

Posted by Blogger Katie R @ 10:36 PM #

Ok, I can't resist......
For Kansas:
O give me a home where the buffalo roam.

Really great work...can't believe you have energy to print and renovate and move and work and blog are amazing.

Posted by Blogger kim @ 9:19 AM #

And here I am trying to resist the urge to get the bear off the CA. state flag tattoo I've been thinking about for 2+ years. Tom would s#*t.

Posted by Blogger Shona~ LALA dex press @ 10:04 PM #

This is so cute. Definitely one of my favorite things you've ever made! It brings a new coolness to that old song!

Posted by Blogger freshie (and zero) @ 12:50 AM #

Just bought your TN ones on Etsy - Love them! Here is a suggestion for KY, which I would love to have since it was home for me for 4 years:

We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home,
For the old Kentucky home far away.

(this is the song they sing right before the KY Derby.)

Posted by Blogger Rebecca @ 11:24 AM #

Once in a blue moon I pop in to see what's up, I love blogs. =) The TN print is great! I'm originally from PA though, and two thoughts hit me - the more PG one of PA's old/retro motto, "You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania"... but then there's the more PG-13 one - the state with lots of Amish, and some of the major Amish towns such as Blue Balls, Intercourse and Bird in Hand. No, I'm not making that up. =) There's just got to be some sort of goofy illustration there, but that's why I'm the photographer. lol

Posted by Blogger Tiffany, Business Image Greetings @ 12:50 AM #

"she grew up tall and she grew up right
with them indiana boys on an indiana night"
-tom petty

i know this all happened a long time ago, but an indiana print would be so cool!

Posted by Blogger Laura @ 10:43 AM #
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