it’s been a while since an update, including etsy treasuries– I’ve missed two in a row 😦 my apologies- the past few weeks have been a whirlwind- I did a post-Valentine’s show at 30th Street Station, threw a baby shower for a co-worker, celebrated two of my close friends getting engaged, traveled to West Virginia twice, shot an engagement session, cranked out new spring prints in the studio, snowboarded in Colorado, and celebrated my birthday yesterday- whew! after that recap, i can understand how the middle of March crept up on me.
at the 30th Street Craft Market, I debuted my new magnets and magnet sets, as well as my new greeting card display:
i will have all of the above products at any upcoming spring shows (you can see the updated schedule in the upper right hand corner of this blog) as well as my *new* spring floral art prints and cards! right now i have two original patterned designs- pansies and lily of the valley:
in early February, Nick and I dusted off the snowboard rust and headed to West Virginia. it was great to visit my family and enjoy the snow all in one weekend! we stayed at Canaan Valley Resort, where they were enjoying the best snow they’d had all season.
then, a month later, we trekked out to Colorado with a big group and hit the slopes. up until that point, I’d never been on a mountain so big! it was beautiful and mildly terrifying. here is Nick resting, waiting for me to finish taking the photo:
after a fun (and tiring) long weekend out West, we headed home. I barely had time to unpack my suitcase before I hit the road again- this time to southern West Virginia to attend a weekend-long zine workshop with one of my favorite illustrators and makers, Kate Bingaman-Burt. it was an awesome way to spend my birthday weekend- meeting other young printmakers, seeing a new town, and making fun zines. I’m excited to write a post about all that we did; in the mean time, here’s a pic of the class with Kate:
anyhow, that’s the quick recap! now that I’m home for a bit, I’m working on upcoming posts about the workshop, the engagement session I did earlier in the month, the upcoming spring shows, and more! so keep an eye out. also, one more big piece of news: I got a new day job! I start this week and am over-the-moon excited to be leaving my retail position and working in a print-related position! the hours are great and will allow me to spend more time in the studio than before. while I will miss my coworkers immensely, this really is the best next step for me.