winter is coming..but i LOVE this...
Hi! I have added a new christmas print to my etsy shop. I will be adding more non-holiday ones coming soon. Perfect in a simple white frame in a kitchen nook or hallway to bring a little Christmas cheer! I am currently selling these unframed, 8x10, for $10. They will be shipped Priority Mail in a mailing tube. If you are interested in a larger size, please send me an email and I can add a listing! Get one here!
Let me know if you have any questions!
Hi lovey dovey readers! I know it has been a while. Yet again, work has taken over a little bit and left me low on creative energy, even to blog. When I've been coming home, I have been devoting alot of my energy to telling our Italy story! Above are some pages from the book I am making. It has been such a joy to work on, and confirms again the importance of pictures and storytelling...Ashlea, Katie and I are having a reunion party in January in Dallas, and we hope to put together a plan to get us back to Capri again...totally serious. I am not going to be blogging that much anymore until the new year. My plan is to build myself a new website, and the blog will be incorporated into that site. Exciting stuff, so hopefully you can be patient with me and join up with me again once the new site is up and running. I will keep you all updated through Lovey Dovey until then. I will also be selling some artwork prints at a friends holiday boutique at the beginning of Dec. that I will give you all an opportunity to buy as well, so more to come soon on that.
Lots of love! Abby
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I have been wanting to share this with you all for so long! Last fall, I was delighted to be a part of a collaboration between Target and the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Here is a little more information about Hamilton. I was proud to work for a company that sought out an opportunity to support and give visibility to such a unique place!
"The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton's collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world. In addition to wood type, the Museum is home to an amazing array of advertising cuts from the 1930s through the 1970s, and all of the equipment necessary to make wood type and print with it, as well as equipment used in the production of hot metal type, tools of the craft and rare type specimen catalogs.
Located between the East and West Twin Rivers on Lake Michigan, the Hamilton Manufacturing Companywas the largest wood type producer in the country, when virtually everything was letterpress printed. The company was founded in 1880, and in addition to wood type, the company has manufactured medical office furniture, light tables, the first gas powered clothes dryer (really!) and more; now in its 130th year, the company produces steel lab equipment."
A team of 8 textile designers across all Target apparel divisions got to go the the museum for a hands on look at these beautiful woodblocks. We spent 2 days working with Bill and Jim Moran, in the studio, on the presses, and getting to print blocks, some of which hadn't been printed in years. It was truly an amazing trip, not only getting to work with a group of graphic and textile designers that I truly admire and respect, but getting to support a craft like letterpress that has had such an integral part on our industry. After we gathered all of our imagery from Hamilton, it was back to work at Target Headquarters to develop a line of graphics that stayed true to the craft of letterpress and the posters and imagery that defined the era when these blocks were made. The "Vintage Varsity" collection was born and is at a Target Store near you! Mens, Womens, Kids, Accessories..there is something for everyone! One of Target's marketing team's followed our trip and a video is up on Target's Cool Never Fades facebook page.
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it isn't summer without the burt county fair in oakland! here is a little taste of what it is like at the fair!
We eat at the 4-H kitchen as much as we can. My favorites are the sloppy joe or the taco salad..always with some kool-aid!
After dinner it is straight to the VFW Bingo table for a few rounds!
Another favorite is walking around the livestock barns. The ro.osters and hens were absolutely gorgeous, and i sure fell in love with the little reserve champion bunny..
Beautiful fruits of the harvest..flowers and vegetables all deserving of a prize!
i thought this piece was absolutely beautiful and definitely deserving of the best in show ribbon!
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Our last night in Florence was spent on the steps of the Piazzale Michelangelo looking over the breathtaking view of the city. On your walk there, pick up a bottle of wine, a bottle of Prosecco, some cheese, strawberries. an sit and enjoy the views till the sun goes down!