I have been sketching landscapes of places I have traveled this year for some letterpress prints and encaustic paintings. Experimenting with textures, large dots, halftone vs Ben Day dots, vintage wood engraved lines enlarged and large linocuts can create wonderful fills or backgrounds. A great history about printing methods and explanation of halftone & Ben Day dots - thought you might enjoy... https://legionofandy.com/2015/06/19/ben-day-dots-part-3/
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I just met with some of my Knoxville Girls and we are planning our All Things Southern art show. Don't miss it - Save the Date November 3, 2017! Julie Belcher, Peggy Hambright, Cara Pfennigwerth, Amanda Humphreys and Laura Baisden are the Knoxville Girls! The beans are soakin' - for y'all who aren't Southern - you gotta soak 'em before you cook 'em.I am obviously not a blogger - no time, but I just met with some of my Knoxville Girls and we are planning our All Things Southern art show. Don't miss it - Save the Date November 3, 2017! Julie Belcher, Peggy Hambright, Cara Pfennigwerth, Amanda Humphreys and Laura Baisden are the Knoxville Girls! The beans are soakin' - for y'all who aren't Southern - you gotta soak 'em before you cook 'em.
Have you ever been to Round Top, Texas? I remember days of going to Hillsville, Virginia with Mom & the siblings, once carrying a giant birdcage, across fields of treasures at the oldest Flea Market east of the Mississippi, going on now & every Labor Day weekend. Can't wait to go west of the Mississippi this time - showing, selling and picking the 35 mile long antique corridor that starts next week. Pioneer House is showing our handmade letterpress paper goods and vintage honky tonk western wares & boots.
What do you collect? I love wearable art and my favorite palette right now is turquoise and coral - a special piece of jewelry or a vintage chain stitch embroidered suit are fun to search for but primarily I have collected letterpress equipment for close to 2 decades, a heavy obsession.
Handmade letterpress products from my studio have been in over 1000 Etsy Treasuries but can you believe I have never put together an online collection myself - a wishlist of sorts. Well I finally made one & it was so enjoyable - to seek out perfect pieces that could go together - especially if money is no object.
Hope you like the fun & fantastic items in my online Etsy collection of 16 other Etsy shops, here it is, check it out.
Let's play dress up with a twist. Have some fun - cowgirl cuties & hombres in ombre, Handmade textiles, custom leather, artisan turquoise, ric rack and ruffles - get out and listen to some live music in your best hillbilly vintage.
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Hello Friends & Neighbors,
I am on a grand adventure & want to give you a sneak peek of some of my treasures. If you are just meeting me - Hi I am Julie.
A haystack of hats, photo experiments, vortexes, my altered vintage African textiles, wearable buffalo nickels are just a few of the goodies being added to the collection. If you want to see more photos please follow my InstaGram - SquirrelsGoneWild