Well well, don’t I feel like a spoiled little lady… a wonderful fellow printmaker, snail mail enthusiast and British Columbian, Kaitlyn Patience of isavirtue, made my day yesterday: Not only did she feature my artwork on her blog with the sweetest words, but my little order from her “letter writing week sale” showed up! I’ve always been looking to gain a little bit more patience… perhaps this is the easiest way for me to do so, by purchasing adorable snail mail treats directly from the source.
A couple people added my old wolf etsy treasury to their favorites list this morning, and it made me realize that it’s been a while since I’d curated a little list of cute handmade critters. I have been daydreaming of the printmaking I will do this year, and thus got looking at hand-pulled prints of animals… one thing led to another and before I knew it, I had 10 owl prints open in different tabs. Naturally a treasury was born; to our feathered friend, the owl, and the printmakers who illustrate them.
Being a part of the Limited Edition Sketchbook Project by the Art House Co-op at the start of this year came with many perks: I was inspired to create my most unique sketchbook submission so far, Christopher Jobson of Colossal instagramed my owl (which is now at over 900 likes!), my work was then selected by Jobson to be part of a small collection of 3,000 books for a traveling exhibition called A Landmark & A Mission, and, last but not least, a promised photo in a publication chronicling the project (which arrived yesterday)! I haven’t had the time to search through for any of my fellow sketchbooking friends, so if you are featured in volume 4 let me know! I love that the covers are hand screenprinted, and it is great to be part of such a wonderful collection of creatives, all while adding another publication line onto the CV. Looking forward to having a closer look at this book (along with a few others packed in my suitcase) come my Christmas holidays.