Sorry things have gotten a little bit slow here on the blog. It is definitely not a sign that there is nothing going on! The truth is that I’ve been so busy working and painting and making new things that I haven’t had much of a chance to think about blogging. We are gearing up for the National Stationery Show which we’ll be attending in May, and now is crunch time. Here are a few photos of some work in progress, which you can look forward to seeing more of in the future!
:: Carrie ::
Everything we do starts in the sketchbook. Here is just a glimpse of some of the things we have been working on recently. Keep an eye out, these little drawings will most likely end up in one of our future projects!
:: Carrie ::
So we are working on a new project. We’ve both been sketching, and tonight we e-mailed some scans back and forth. When I compiled everything, here’s what I got:
One of these is Carrie’s and one is Beth’s. Totally un-seen before by either party. Scary.
I’ve always thought that our drawing styles are so incredibly different, but it’s weird and wonderful the way they work together. This may be an example of us growing too close. Anyone want to venture a guess as to whose is whose?
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it or not, but I’m all set to pop out this baby in 2 weeks, give or take well, 2 weeks. Isn’t it strange that one of the biggest events in your life is so completely and utterly un-plannable?
Let me tell you that being uber pregnant is not conducive to doing a lot of work. Thankfully I have had a lot of help from Carrie at the barn and at home from Jason and from my mom and dad.
December was a crazy month sales wise, but it was wonderful! Thank goodness we had everything printed already, and all there was to do was ship everyday, something that took Jason or my mom less than an hour or so. I can’t speak for Carrie, since she ships 50%. What a brilliant idea to have a partner! It works out so much better when life (baby) takes priority over your hobbies.
I have some serious anxiety about how this is all going to work out after having the baby. How will I find time to print and work on things? I just don’t know, but it might be a great catalyst for me letting go. Maybe we’ll find a great intern to be our printing monkey. We’ve hired an awesome wholesale liason/life organizer, Karen, and I hope to hire someone else to do the bookkeeping. It would be great if Carrie and I could just draw and design. Those are the things we’re good at.
Carrie is busy working on a new woodcut print! The first color is done, and now she’s working on a 2nd.
This will be our first 2 color woodcut, and we are thinking about printing it on something besides….(shocking) WHITE!