Christmas Dessert Theatre

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Here are the invitations and tickets I designed for my church’s Christmas Dessert Theatre. We’ll be going to the Saturday evening show and I can’t wait! This year the play is set in 1941. It’s a story about family, hope and a nation on the brink of World War II. It centers around a radio so the music is going to be swell! Return with us to the golden days of radio and the sounds of the 40’s while enjoying a night of friendship and gourmet desserts. Visit www.fbcbeaverton.org/christmas to reserve your seats – it’s free!

Invitation

Invitation

One of three ticket designs. The bands of color at the top and bottom are different for each performance. The other two colors are red - like the invite, and chocolate brown - like the radio.

One of three ticket designs. The bands of color at the top and bottom are different for each performance. The other two colors are red - like the invite (my personal favorite), and chocolate brown - like the radio.

Egg Press inspiration!

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Over the weekend I stopped by the Egg Press sample sale. They had a large selection of beautiful letterpressed cards for just a buck – you just can’t beat that! Thanks Egg Press. If you missed the sale you’re in luck. Now through Wednesday they are having an online sample sale so check them out at www.eggpress.com.

The art of the letterpress inspires me. The tactile feel of the indent in the paper from the press along with the quality cotton paper make me swoon. Egg Press also has some beautiful, simple designs that can’t help but make you smile. One of my favorites is the paper doll valentine’s day card pictured below. It makes me happy that once punched out they are held together by a heart.

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Paper dolls held together by heartstrings

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Pure cuteness

Peacock linoleum block cut

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I’ve been working on a personal project creating a series of block prints. Here is my first block cut. It is my version of a peacock. Carving the block took me back to high school when we actually used linoleum. I remember the material being very tough to carve and there was always someone in class that gouged themselves with the blade, fortunately I don’t remember being one of them. The product I am using here is Blick EZ-Cut printing blocks and it is wonderful! The soft material, as the name suggests, is very easy ┬áto cut and holds fairly good detail. More block cuts to come!

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original sketchbook drawing

original sketchbook drawing