Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

Artist Spotlight: Woodblock Prints by Matt Underwood

Looking to spruce up your walls for spring? I recently came across the work of English artist Matt Underwood and was immediately taken with his colorful creations. Each original hand pulled wood block print is available as a limited edition. Some contain as many as 12 colors! I love how vibrant and playful, yet classically English they are. Explore all of Matt Underwood’s artwork here. READ POST

On My Radar

Cy Twombly at the Pompidou: I don’t have a trip to Paris scheduled until May (I’m going with my mom and Grandma Rita—girls trip!), but this may have to change. You see, a spectacular Twombly exhibit is open at the Pompidou and I’m absolutely itching to see it. The major retrospective includes over 100 works of art, including drawings, sculptures, paintings, and photographs. Can’t make it in person? The book looks beautiful. Open until April 24. READ POST

The Best Wedding + Engagement Cards on Etsy

Wedding season is just around the corner and I’ve begun stocking up on cute engagement and wedding cards for my sweet friends. From bubbly to baubles, there are thousands of fun designs on Etsy. Below, I’ve rounded up over 30 of the best wedding and engagement greeting cards by talented artists and designers around the globe. I hope you enjoy! Above, Mr. and Mrs. letterpress greeting card. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Ornament Letterpress

Looking to expand your stationery collection…? Lately, I’ve been admiring the designs of Ornament Letterpress. From chic coral branch gift wrap to preppy hydrangea notecards, this Ohio-based press, owned by Miranda Hunt Borden, does it all. The cards are printed on a vintage Vandercook Proof press circa 1941 (amazing!) and they paper is 100% recycled cotton. The decorative-obsessed will appreciate that many of the card designs are inspired by textiles—these Turkish flower cards are at the top of my wish list! Explore all of Ornament Letterpress’ lovely creations here.

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Artist Spotlight: Woodblock Prints by Deb DeCicco

I’m hoping to add more original art to my collection and have found woodblock and linocut prints are an affordable way to do so. These striking botanical woodblock prints by artist Deb DeCicco are high on my list wist. Deb has been a visual artist for over 35 years and creates her woodblock prints in the traditional method of moku hanga developed in Japan during the 18th century. As described by Deb, “Each individual print is made entirely by hand without the use of a press. Each color is printed from a separate hand carved block using acid free cream colored paper, paint, brushes and a hand held baren.” Explore more of her lovely work below, and find her Etsy shop here.

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