Giving these ferns plenty of sunlight to grow!๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒž No fancy drying rack here, just ribbon and clothes pins, making room to make it work!๐Ÿ“œ I like to make larger prints but naturally, they take up more room. You can never have enough prints or plant babies though. Fact. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ
Giving these ferns plenty of sunlight to grow!๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒž No fancy drying rack here, just ribbon and clothes pins, making room to make it work!๐Ÿ“œ I like to make larger prints but naturally, they take up more room. You can never have enough prints or plant babies though. Fact. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ
Afternoons in my office this time of year are *perfection* when it comes to the bright, cheery light!โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Žโœจ Loving this fern print so much.๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š I originally had the idea to create a reduction print but when I did my first test print, I was surprised at how much I liked the just silhouette. I love happy surprises! I am dandy with not carving away any more on this printed plant baby. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š
Afternoons in my office this time of year are *perfection* when it comes to the bright, cheery light!โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Žโœจ Loving this fern print so much.๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š I originally had the idea to create a reduction print but when I did my first test print, I was surprised at how much I liked the just silhouette. I love happy surprises! I am dandy with not carving away any more on this printed plant baby. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š
I mixed up a color somewhere in between the bright and deep green hues on this fern.๐ŸŒฟ Gorgeous, I love this cheery green! ๐Ÿ’š
I mixed up a color somewhere in between the bright and deep green hues on this fern.๐ŸŒฟ Gorgeous, I love this cheery green! ๐Ÿ’š
Gimme gimme all the green!๐Ÿ’š Inked up again to print.๐Ÿ“œ
Gimme gimme all the green!๐Ÿ’š Inked up again to print.๐Ÿ“œ
First fern test print.
First fern test print.
This is how I entertain myself while carving.โžฐCurlicues for days.โžฐ
This is how I entertain myself while carving.โžฐCurlicues for days.โžฐ
Flexcut Friday around the studio.
Flexcut Friday around the studio.
Mirror image! ๐ŸŒฟFern I + II๐ŸŒฟ Very pleased with the impression made from linoleum block to linoleum block!โฌœ๏ธโฌœ๏ธ Seeing them next to each other makes me so excited to get carving on the second fern!๐Ÿ”ช
Mirror image! ๐ŸŒฟFern I + II๐ŸŒฟ Very pleased with the impression made from linoleum block to linoleum block!โฌœ๏ธโฌœ๏ธ Seeing them next to each other makes me so excited to get carving on the second fern!๐Ÿ”ช
Carving the fern on the front porch.
Carving the fern on the front porch.
Linoleum carving work in process.
Linoleum carving work in process.
Tracing over the pencil detail with sharpie.
Tracing over the pencil detail with sharpie.
Inspiration for the carving and start of the drawing, directly on the print block for this one.
Inspiration for the carving and start of the drawing, directly on the print block for this one.
Flower print experiment.
Flower print experiment.
Blocks inked up.
Blocks inked up.
Test print.
Test print.
Inspiration.
Inspiration.
Metallic moon prints.
Metallic moon prints.
Color variety for the moon.
Color variety for the moon.
Metallic ink in the light.
Metallic ink in the light.
I love metallic inks the most.
I love metallic inks the most.
Carving the moon.
Carving the moon.
Moon work in progress.
Moon work in progress.
Drawing the moon on the linoleum block.
Drawing the moon on the linoleum block.
Cherokee rose print.
Cherokee rose print.
Cherokee rose prints, some two color some one color.
Cherokee rose prints, some two color some one color.
Key block.
Key block.
Original drawing.
Original drawing.
Block one and two.
Block one and two.
Leaves of the plant.
Leaves of the plant.
Block and original drawing.
Block and original drawing.
Sunflower linoleum block inked up.
Sunflower linoleum block inked up.
Sunflower block and print.
Sunflower block and print.
Sunflower prints.
Sunflower prints.
Detail of sunflower print - all hand drawn and carved.
Detail of sunflower print - all hand drawn and carved.
Detail of sunflower carving.
Detail of sunflower carving.
The first sunflower block I carved.
The first sunflower block I carved.
Getting mathematical.
Getting mathematical.
Drawing the sunflower.
Drawing the sunflower.
Original drawing for print inspiration.
Original drawing for print inspiration.
Detail of linoleum print, I finished this with iridescent mica powder on the dragonfly.
Detail of linoleum print, I finished this with iridescent mica powder on the dragonfly.
Linoleum carving in progress for a hibiscus flower.
Linoleum carving in progress for a hibiscus flower.
Tracing over the pencil with sharpie marker.
Tracing over the pencil with sharpie marker.
Original drawing and inspiration.
Original drawing and inspiration.
Studio light with the hibiscus drying.
Studio light with the hibiscus drying.
I made smaller prints using just the upper left corder of this linoleum carving.
I made smaller prints using just the upper left corder of this linoleum carving.
Gold and silver ink on the linoleum block.
Gold and silver ink on the linoleum block.
Detail of the hibiscus carving inked with gold ink for the first time.
Detail of the hibiscus carving inked with gold ink for the first time.
Example of carving and print.
Example of carving and print.
Silver ink.
Silver ink.
Detail of overprint.
Detail of overprint.
Silver ink shining in the light.
Silver ink shining in the light.
Overprint detail.
Overprint detail.
Tools for printing.
Tools for printing.
Carving in process.
Carving in process.
Azalea print.
Azalea print.
Completed azalea carving.
Completed azalea carving.
Azalea carving detail.
Azalea carving detail.
Original drawing transferred to linoleum block.
Original drawing transferred to linoleum block.
Printing in progress for custom "Olive U" card designed for Golden Isles Olive Oil Company.
Printing in progress for custom "Olive U" card designed for Golden Isles Olive Oil Company.
Custom letterpress and linoleum print cards for Golden Isles Olive Oil Company.
Custom letterpress and linoleum print cards for Golden Isles Olive Oil Company.
12x18 Broadsides printed for 2019 Brunswick Porchfest.
12x18 Broadsides printed for 2019 Brunswick Porchfest.
Some of my favorite carving tools.
Some of my favorite carving tools.
Example of overprint experiment.
Example of overprint experiment.
Mixing ink.
Mixing ink.
Creating art with heart.
Creating art with heart.
Magnolia print.
Magnolia print.
Original Magnolia drawing on linoleum block.
Original Magnolia drawing on linoleum block.
All hand set type with heart created using ornaments.
All hand set type with heart created using ornaments.
You are magical letterpress card.
You are magical letterpress card.
Adana printer with lockup and inked to print.
Adana printer with lockup and inked to print.
Southern Ladies have Grits and Grace print.
Southern Ladies have Grits and Grace print.
Sunshine notecard.
Sunshine notecard.
Letterpress cards.
Letterpress cards.
You are my shining star letterpress card.
You are my shining star letterpress card.
Setting type.
Setting type.
Picking out type for card.
Picking out type for card.
You are my shining star with gold metallic ink.
You are my shining star with gold metallic ink.
I โค๏ธ U card
I โค๏ธ U card
I โค๏ธ U lockup
I โค๏ธ U lockup
Adana letterpress printer.
Adana letterpress printer.
I โค๏ธ U lockup ready for print.
I โค๏ธ U lockup ready for print.
LOVE YOU! letterpress cards.
LOVE YOU! letterpress cards.
Cute space robot for a love the goes beyond the moon.
Cute space robot for a love the goes beyond the moon.
Vintage space robot for a love that reaches the moon!
Vintage space robot for a love that reaches the moon!
Vintage space robot print block.
Vintage space robot print block.
Space robot on the Adana press for printing.
Space robot on the Adana press for printing.
Ombrรฉ metallic silver and gold ink for this letterpress card.
Ombrรฉ metallic silver and gold ink for this letterpress card.
Vintage trailer notecards.
Vintage trailer notecards.
Live in the Meow letterpress card -- PURRfect for the cutie-cat in your life.
Live in the Meow letterpress card -- PURRfect for the cutie-cat in your life.
Manatee notecards printed with vintage print block.
Manatee notecards printed with vintage print block.
Metallic ink shimmering in the sun.
Metallic ink shimmering in the sun.
Letterpress lion notecards.
Letterpress lion notecards.
Letterpress lion detail.
Letterpress lion detail.
Vintage manatee print block.
Vintage manatee print block.
Shrimply adorable notecards.
Shrimply adorable notecards.
Letterpress penguin notecards.
Letterpress penguin notecards.
Vintage letterpress print block.
Vintage letterpress print block.
Two color letterpress print, Home is Where the Sweet Tea is Served!
Two color letterpress print, Home is Where the Sweet Tea is Served!
Letterpress card with fun matching Georgia postage.
Letterpress card with fun matching Georgia postage.
Brunswick print.
Brunswick print.
Lady Hanover Press
Lady Hanover Press is the name of my press and small-scale, hobby print shop.ย 
Printing is my passion project and since 2016 I've been practicing, studying, and printing.ย 
I print for fun and sell at local markets, online, and for occasional custom orders.ย 
I am drawn to letterpress printing for the fusion of design, typography, art, machinery, and communication.ย I enjoy the process of working with old materials to create newย cards and prints.ย 
I have an appreciation for how aย mechanical print press creates art that is unique and special.
Abode Studios in Savannah, Georgia.
Abode Studios in Savannah, Georgia.
Welcoming students to class.
Welcoming students to class.
Class setup.
Class setup.
Class setup.
Class setup.
Students drawing on their carving blocks.
Students drawing on their carving blocks.
Students working.
Students working.
Example of student work.
Example of student work.
Student carving flower.
Student carving flower.
Students carving their work.
Students carving their work.
Working away.
Working away.
Carved block.
Carved block.
Students concentration.
Students concentration.
Brittany making a pretty floral print.
Brittany making a pretty floral print.
Student carving.
Student carving.
Completed carving.
Completed carving.
Puppy carving in progress.
Puppy carving in progress.
Fern carving in progress.
Fern carving in progress.
Working away.
Working away.
Getting inky.
Getting inky.
Vinny the dog.
Vinny the dog.
Student work.
Student work.
Inking up the block.
Inking up the block.
Student work.
Student work.
Amazing work!
Amazing work!
Students and their work.
Students and their work.
Students and their work.
Students and their work.
Gorgeous bull print.
Gorgeous bull print.
Student skull work.
Student skull work.
Pretty hand drawn monogram.
Pretty hand drawn monogram.
Example of student work.
Example of student work.
Inking up the block.
Inking up the block.
Block and print.
Block and print.
Students working.
Students working.
Pattern play for this student, lovely!
Pattern play for this student, lovely!
Happy, smiling printers.
Happy, smiling printers.
Prints and blocks.
Prints and blocks.
Carving.
Carving.
Bull print.
Bull print.
Inking up the block.
Inking up the block.
Experimenting with inking up the block.
Experimenting with inking up the block.
Students working.
Students working.
Having fun printing.
Having fun printing.
Busy printing and carving.
Busy printing and carving.
Carving the skull out of the block.
Carving the skull out of the block.
Skull and the printout the student used as inspiration.
Skull and the printout the student used as inspiration.
Students working at their own pace.
Students working at their own pace.
Transferring drawings to the block.
Transferring drawings to the block.
Tracing over the drawing with sharpie.
Tracing over the drawing with sharpie.
Abode Studios
One of the great joys I have is being able to share my love of print and design. I lead an Introduction to Print Block workshop periodically at Abode Studiosย in Savannah. I love to teach and share my enthusiasm for art and creating with those willing to learn.ย 
In the class, participants are introduced to the process of relief printingย including tools and materials to use, how to draw on and prepare the block, carving, and printing.
Cover of WellWed magazine, invitations were featured.
Cover of WellWed magazine, invitations were featured.
WellWed feature with the wedding stationery I designed.
WellWed feature with the wedding stationery I designed.
Outer envelope and wedding invitation.
Outer envelope and wedding invitation.
Invitation design.
Invitation design.
Outer envelope.
Outer envelope.
Return addressing.
Return addressing.
Die cut invitation featuring the Maine coast.
Die cut invitation featuring the Maine coast.
Photographs featured in WellWed magazine.
Photographs featured in WellWed magazine.
Invitation detail of the Maine coast.
Invitation detail of the Maine coast.
RSVP envelope.
RSVP envelope.
Invitation detail.
Invitation detail.
Invitation.
Invitation.
Invitation.
Invitation.
Sea themed details.
Sea themed details.
Invitation with crab.
Invitation with crab.
Invitation.
Invitation.
Crab sticker seal.
Crab sticker seal.
Crab detail to tie into the place settings for the wedding.
Crab detail to tie into the place settings for the wedding.
Invitation design.
Invitation design.
Detail of the invitation.
Detail of the invitation.
Reply card.
Reply card.
Sticker seals for the envelopes.
Sticker seals for the envelopes.
Photos from the magazine feature.
Photos from the magazine feature.
Envelope seals.
Envelope seals.
Place card.
Place card.
Example of placards.
Example of placards.
Place card.
Place card.
Instructions for guests to leave a note.
Instructions for guests to leave a note.
Custom notecards
Custom notecards
Photograph from WellWed magazine featuring the notecards.
Photograph from WellWed magazine featuring the notecards.
Variety of notecard options.
Variety of notecard options.
Notecard details.
Notecard details.
Seahorse illustration.
Seahorse illustration.
Hors d'oeuvres menu.
Hors d'oeuvres menu.
Hors d'oeuvres top menu detail.
Hors d'oeuvres top menu detail.
Hors d'oeuvres bottom of menu detail.
Hors d'oeuvres bottom of menu detail.
Dinner menu.
Dinner menu.
Dinner plate matches the dinner menu.
Dinner plate matches the dinner menu.
Detail of the top of the dinner menu.
Detail of the top of the dinner menu.
Detail of the bottom of the dinner menu.
Detail of the bottom of the dinner menu.
Drink menu - Shees to the Wind.
Drink menu - Shees to the Wind.
Detail of bar menu.
Detail of bar menu.
Detail of the bottom of the bar menu.
Detail of the bottom of the bar menu.
Dessert menu.
Dessert menu.
Octopuses illustration.
Octopuses illustration.
Menu shots from WellWed magazine.
Menu shots from WellWed magazine.
Bar menu and dinner menu photos from WellWed magazine.
Bar menu and dinner menu photos from WellWed magazine.
Place settings.
Place settings.
Wedding details.
Wedding details.
Place setting.
Place setting.
Wedding details.
Wedding details.
Daisies & Pearls - Wedding Invitation Design
Worked with owner Sarah Goodwin to create one-of-a-kind wedding invitations with a theme based upon a ghost tale of a bride who cheerfully inhabits an inn on Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
The shoot was staged to promote Ms. Goodwinโ€™s event planning business and has been featured in WellWed Magazine.ย I created save the dates, sticker seals, address labels, invitations, RSVP cards, place cards, stationery, table cards and menus for the dinner, dessert and drinks.
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