Monday, December 14, 2009

Letterpress Workshop at Hamilton Wood Type Museum

This past weekend I had the pleasure to attend a workshop hosted by the Hamilton Wood Type Museum ( and led by Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print in Nashville, TN. Both Jim Sherraden and Jim Moran (HWTM Printer/Archivist) were so wonderful, friendly and warm, it made for a memorable weekend.

Sadly I didn't realize my camera battery was dying until I got to Two Rivers and so I was only able to take a few shots of the museum and workshop before it ran out. There was a photographer (another super nice Nashville soul) there all weekend taking candid shots and when she posts them for the museum I'll post a link.

We had access to some amazing type and images that had either never been touched or not touched in a very, very long time, not to mention the pieces Jim brought from his Hatch Show Print collection. Truly amazing.

The following images are some of my creations from this weekend. I felt like Saturday was the warm up and Sunday I hit my groove. Even as I was helping put type away at the end of the weekend I was blown away by collections I hadn't had time to explore. I will definitely be back to the Hamilton Wood Type Museum!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pardon the previous posts

I used to keep a blogish page on my website but makes it so much more functional and easy to keep a blog so I've moved what I had over here. So, the previous posts below are older than their post dates but I wanted them to have a presence here. Going forward all of my posts should be going, well, forward.

Forest Path Prints

Path Prints released in the Spring 2009
Hand fountain silkscreened original, limited-edition prints. Available on a variety of papers, these pre-matted prints fit into a standard 16" x 20" frame.

Drop me a line if you are interested, these aren't on Etsy yet.

Silhouette Prints

Nature Silhouette Prints were released in the Spring of 2009
Hand silkscreened Deer & Bird and Moose & Birds original, limited-edition prints. Available on a variety of papers, these pre-matted prints fit into a standard 11" x 14" frame. Mix and match paper colors of the same print or do one of each
for a whimsical addition to your walls. $15 Matted, $25 Matted & Framed

Drop me a line to inquire about purchasing, I've not put them on Etsy yet.

Nature Pendents

Released in the Spring of 2009 my nature pendents are a little under an inch in size, these handpainted and silkscreened pendents are a wearable work of art. Silhouettes and nature have been hot trends for the past several seasons and this year has seen this genre get even hotter. Stay cool with one of these pendents at $12 a piece.
Visit me on etsy to purchase, I'll be posting better photos of them very soon.

Skull Dag Tees - Spring 2009

Not your momma's hodag! Check out my new adult tees on my websites shop.

Hodags On Parade - Spring 2009

Happy made an appearance at Hodags on Parade where the Downtown Association unveiled 5 hodag sculptures painted by local artists, if you're in the Rhinelander area, keep your eyes open for these fun additions to the local landscape!
Image courtesy of Star Journal, © 2009 Star Journal

2009 Fourth of July Parade

Waiting for our turn to go, we were number 86 in line.

Happy the Hodag and McKenzie who did a wonderful job handing out candy.

Happy the Hodag and Jerry Kuczmarski cruising the parade route.

And I can't forget to thank Susie Miller for putting up with the hot, hot delay!

New Tee Designs for Summer 2009

Hodag Crossing T-shirts launched this Summer for toddlers and kids. As of today I plan on keeping this design available in 2010 in addition to a new design, check back in the 2010 Spring for the launch!!

Happy The Hodag Ad - November 2008

This is a ad I ran in the Winter issue of Small Magazine, the most interesting, beautiful and well designed magazine for parents I've ever encountered. My ad didn't garner too much attention, the Hodag being so specific to the Northwoods of Wisconsin, but it was fun coming up with it!

Community - November 2008

I was approached by my grade school/junior high alma mater to donate some items to their auction and for permission for a few students to create and auction off a Happy the Hodag chair. They just sent me pictures and I think they did a great job!

Looking at these pictures brings me back to the old art room at St. Mary's. There was always loads of cool art stuff to experiment with and if I finished my projects early (and I almost always did), Mrs. Rondello would let me start a new project of my choice using anything on the shelves.

Now that I think about it, it's no wonder my office looks like it does. I've apparently been trying to recreate that art room my entire adult life! ;)

First Books For Kids - May 2007

These images were taken at the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce book signing and reading for First Books For Kids recipients. Area children who received my donated books, Tales From The Trees, and A Monster Misunderstanding took part in the event.