Sunday, January 11, 2009

I promised a little while ago to present some photos of my cards up at Oblation Papers & Press here in Portland, Oregon. I'm really excited to be a part of their Local Artist section, to see people's reactions to them, and even just the small thrill of seeing my cards on actual shelves on a non-virtual shopping experience. (And look, they're on sale!)

As my friend E and I put our heads together in ongoing brainstorming sessions as to how to acquire an actual letterpress, it has been interesting working in a city with so much printmaking art. In fact, now that I'm typing this, it is pretty fortuitous to have landed here, considering this is just such the sort of art making I enjoy and want to learn more about. Still, my drawn cards have elicited a positive response, hopefully with selections on more shelves to follow.

There are more silly drawings around the stores than just the cards. Watercolors, the store bird, has a sign made by me. What better compliment than to be nibbled on every once and a while when the ladies of Oblation are looking the other way? Thank you, Watercolors. Weird, but thank you.

And, in other news, with the store slowing down and Valentine's on the horizon, I've been trying to fulfill my other promise to you- new card designs. The beginning of January has presented me with some unforeseen challenges on this front, mainly that the scans have come out terrible, the better ones have printed terrible, and I've realized it is because I changed the paper that I'm drawing on earlier last year. Sheesh.

Until I come across one of those blissfully long stretches of time where I have nothing to do but draw, I'll be using my shorter stretches of time to doodle. And those doodles, soon to be released into ouou, will begin the second wave of original art sold in the shop. Get ready! Next week the Valentine season begins for ouou, and I'm really very much looking forward to it!



Karen said...

That's so great that your work is up in the shop :)

And I can't wait to see the new stuff you come up with!

Vicki said...

Laurie, I lurve those birds. I want them. Now. Chirps.