Category Archives: Columbia College

End of semester Craziness!

OK Hello everyone!  Sorry it took me so long to fill you in with Dafi’s visit and Wayzgoose.  The end of the semester is here and I am trying to wrap up all my final projects.

First, Dafi’s workshop.  It was wonderful to work with someone who has a design background and not print background.  It definitely gave me a different perspective to printing which will hopefully enhance my work.  I am officially able to operate the laser cutter which is super exciting.  I want to go laser cut crazy!  Check out some of the pics from the workshop.

Second, Wayzgooseeee!  This was a wonderful getaway from the city.  Two Rivers, Wisconsin is a wonderful and welcoming town to all of us. With lots of wood type and letterpress lovers!  Hamilton Museum  It was a weekend full of printing, calligraphy demos, letter design, and panel talks.  Check out these pics as well.  If you ever have a chance to go to Hamilton you must go to the ice cream shop where the first ice cream sundae was created!  There are wonderful antique shops in the next town as well!!

 My design being cut out of wood on the laser   cutter

 The wood cut from the laser cutter on the bed of the press all inked up and ready to be printed


 Hamilton Museum and Lots of beautiful wood type!

 Matthew Carter giving his panel discussion

Surprise Visit from Amos Kennedy!!!

Yesterday morning I walked into  the studio as I do almost everyday but this time I walk into shaking Amos Kennedy’s hand!  I was not expecting that in a million years!  Amos Kennedy is a well known letterpress printer from Alabama.  Check out his work!  Here are some pics!!

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Edible Book Show

Last Friday at Columbia College there was an edible book show!  At the end of the show we devoured the master pieces!  They gave out five awards and everyone in my program won! It was amazing! I won Best in Show!! Woohoo..

This book is made of sugar, life savers, and shoe string licorice!

Brain Food

My Artist Statement

Brain Food, is about two substances known as brain food: caffeine and sugar. Formed into nine pages made out of sugar and red shoestring licorice, the center of each page is one letter the word brain food. The book can be looked at as individual pages or the entire book can be read as one word. Brain Food will be set up next to the coffee during the opening show. When the time comes to eat the books I will break Brain Food up and the sugar can be used for the coffee.

close up of spine

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