We’ve been busy little bees at PRESS the past few weeks–working to make today’s 5 pm deadline. What happens at 5 pm? RISING opens–our new exhibit featuring our first ever calendar. If you haven’t seen it, you’ve got to come by tonight. We have it displayed in a couple of different ways to help you envision how it might look in your home.
Calendars are $50 + tax. Or, if you are faraway and would like one, download and send in the 2014CalendarForm to reserve yours. I wouldn’t wait too long–they are bound to move quickly.
At the opening tonight you will also see some examples of projects created in some of Melanie’s classes this semester, and of course, you can take care of many of your holiday shopping needs browsing through our cards and broadsides. You can even go next store to Gallery 51′s 99SENSE show to see what else you might like to add to your collection!
We finished our 2014 first-ever, mantra inspired calendar today!
It will be officially available for sale this Thursday at the opening of RISING, from 5-8 p.m. You can still pre-order one by downloading the 2014CalendarForm and mailing it in or bringing it to PRESS. We have already sold 20% of the calendars…we think they will sell quickly, so reserve yours today!
We are in the homestretch! We have eleven out of twelve months finished–looking forward to getting that last one done this week in between meals and weather events. And then it will be ready for the big reveal on December 5th at our next opening RISING. (If I were you I would download the order form and reserve yours today because these calendars are going to go fast. 2014CalendarForm)
Calendars are 11×14 and printed on 100% cotton Crane paper–locally made from the core! Here’s a preview.
Don’t forget we are hosting a great Holiday Card Making workshop THIS SATURDAY, only $75, from 10 am – 2 pm.
We have partnered with our Alchemy Initiative friends for this very special event.
Participants will receive one of our fabulous PRESS collage packs–for this workshop they include 10 red Crane paper envelopes, 10 Crane paper folded cards and collage materials galore!
You make the collages and then print your favorite phrases using some of our fabulous wood and metal type.
Download the registration form and sign-up today! 2013HolidayWorkshop
We had a soupy, drizzly Hallowe’en opening for the Datum Chronicle that probably kept some visitors away, so we are grateful to everyone who checked out the show. Intern Jonas ran the press, creating a witchy card just for the night, while intern Ben kept tally of the visitors and handed out information. Michaela Jebb took pictures of the evening, while Melanie wowed everyone with her Stepford dress and gothic stockings combo, and the Datum Chronicle’s creator, Tara O’Brien, answered questions about the exhibit. There were a lot of great costume that came through the door, which you can see at our Flickr page. If you missed the opening, make sure to see the exhibit, because it is pretty great, and it will make you want keep a diary. It’s up until the 1st of December.
We’re on day three of set-up for The Datum Chronicle, which features the work of book artist Tara O’Brien. We’ve suffered a couple of bumps along the way, like old walls that don’t like new shelves, which has lead to multiple trips to the hardware store. That being said, we’re getting there. We were able to get up Tara’s most epic piece, The Diary Project #1, thanks to the help of Andrew Davis. It is a must see piece, which is good, because you won’t be able to miss it. Check it out at the opening, Thursday, October 31st, from 5-8 pm.
We are hard at work at PRESS on our **new** 2014 Monthly Mantra Calendar! Stay tuned for pictures!
We know our fans love coming into the shop for our monthly mantra cards that we give away and definitely love our Monthly Mantra workshops!
So new for 2014, a calendar with some of our favorite mantras and some new ones! The first person to comment on what the unifying element is gets a free one. Calendars are $50 and will be available at our December opening. We have a limited number available–so let us know if want one!
Never underestimate the power of enthusiasm.
Failure is impossible.
Susan B. Anthony
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
The soul is not in the body;
the body is in the soul.
-Hildegard von Bingen
What is beautiful is good, and what is good will be beautiful.
Find glory in the little things.
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than alone in the light.
My mind works in idleness
To create one’s world takes courage.
Art and life are inseparable.
Stop rushing the river.
We become that which we love.