Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Sunday Sunday!

Just thought I'd change my posting style up a little bit.  It's been a great weekend and I am looking forward to it continuing through to my week!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I absolutely couldn't not be more excited...

To be getting a press!  And 8 color press at that!

It needs a little cleaning, and a few updates, but it is already in perfect working order.  (I just want to get stronger springs.)

M and I came up with a label name a while back, and we have been using it for a tag design for the few shirt orders that we have done thus far...

B&McGee.  It works so perfectly.  I'm B, he's McGee, its rhymey and fun.  We pick the press up tomorrow after I get off work, my bosses are selling it to me, they don't need it at our new shop we just moved into.  So it will be finding a home at M and my's home.  There are going to be so many fun projects that I can do now!  So many shirts I can print, designs I can print on my clothing I make, posters I can do... The possibilities are endless.  What's even more funny to me about all of this, is just yesterday I was planning a budget in my head to get a press, and a flash unit, and everything else I would need, and along comes this awesome opportunity to purchase this press, with a flash built onto it, and a few screens (thrown in for free) for about 850 dollars LESS than I was budgeting in my head!  

So pretty soon, I should be posting my designs, clothing, shirts, posters, stationery, whatever I feel like makings up, and soon after that...
I'm going to try to get stuff sold.  Because this is the stuff I want to be doing.  Designing for myself, selling my work, and finally feeling like I didn't waste a ton of money on the ridiculously expensive, but oh so valuable because I have some amazing skills to put to use, art school education.

Now if only a letterpress could just fall into my lap....

P.S. my new glasses came in the mail today, and the neighborhood kitty that I had been missing (and just thought about how much I missed it this morning) came to see me.  Apparently I just need to think about the things that I need/want to see and they come to me.  It's like I have magic.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Being handy is always handy...

I built this plant hanger today to hang my tomato plant from.  It used to live under my tree, next to my swing, but it wasn't getting enough sun to actually start growing tomatos.  So I used some extra pvc piping we had lying around, cut it in half, then cut "U" shapes in half of it to mount the other pipe cross piece in.  After mounting the hook for the screw, and hanging the plant, I figured out where to drill holes so that when it rains, the pipe will catch water and water the plant!  I'm super excited about this, and can't wait to get more plants to start in this awesome hanging garden!  I'm so glad that my dad made sure I had the skills to get stuff done on my own!  Thanks Dad!  You're the greatest!

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