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See you soon Woodland Art Fair & Lexington, KY!

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Hello Lexington! We’re thrilled to be heading your way again this weekend for the the 44th annual 2019 Woodland Art Fair. You will find us at Booth #114, closest to High Street.

Brought to you by The Lexington Art League and Lexington Parks & Recreation The Woodland Art Fair dates, times, and location are:

  • Saturday August 17th, 2019 – 10am-6pm
  • Sunday, August 18th, 2019 – 10am-5pm
  • Throughout beautiful Woodland Park, 601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502

Every August for 44 years, Woodland Park transforms into a venue featuring over 200 nationally juried artists and craftspeople selling unique, handcrafted items. Items for sale include ceramics, wood, hand pulled prints, jewelry, painting, metal, fiber, mixed media and photography. In addition to the hundreds of art sellers, The Woodland Art Fair features live  music, Kentucky & regional food and a regional craft beer garden, and free hands-on art activities for children and families all available with FREE admission. For more info CLICK HERE.

Below is a map for you (our booth is #114) and the details you need for this year’s Woodland Art Fair 2019:

  • When: Sat.8/17 – 10am-6pm and Sun. 8/18 – 10am-5pm – RAIN ☔️ OR SHINE☀️
  • Where: 601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502

We will have lots of our hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, our popular screenprinted Alphabet Prints, our silkscreen printed Rock Posters, all of our current Greeting Cards (some examples below) and lots of new goodies along with us so come on out and enjoy the summer day celebrating handcraft and art by working artists and craftspeople.

 

Come See Us @ Chardon Arts Festival 2019 Sunday!

Hello there Chardon, OH! We’re excited to meet you at our first time at the 2019 Chardon Arts Festival on this Sunday, August 4th in Chardon Square.

We will have lots of our hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, our popular screenprinted Alphabet Prints, our silkscreen printed Rock Posters, all of our current Greeting Cards and lots of new goodies along with us so come on out and enjoy the day celebrating handcraft and art by working artists and craftspeople. And look for our good friend & beautiful hand cut paper artist Go Carr Go too!

This juried, outdoor show is free to attend and will host over 100 artists both local and out of state, providing a wonderful opportunity for a day of shopping and dining in a park like-setting. It is estimated that 5,000 people enjoy this beautiful show each year.

The Chardon Square Association’s annual Arts Festival is held on the first Sunday of August on beautiful, historic Chardon Square, located at the intersection of Routes 44 and 6, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

THE DETAILS

  • Who: Over 10 Artists and Craftspeople from around the region.
  • What: Chardon Arts Festival
  • When: Sunday, August 4, 2019 (ONLY!)
  • Where: Chardon, OH – in Chardon Square.
  • Why: Because handmade in the US is best.

 

Lakewood Arts Festival 2019 This Saturday!

Hello Lakewood, OH! We are thrilled to return for our 2nd year at the Lakewood Arts Festival on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m in Lakewood, OH. And yep, one day only! So don’t miss out.

For 40+ years, the Lakewood Arts Festival has brought local and national artists to the streets of Lakewood, Ohio the first Saturday in August. With over 10,000 attendees, this one day show with arts and entertainment all day long this show features over 165 artists.

We will be in Booth #127 on Detroit Ave between Cooke Ave & Warren Rd. Right next to our good friend & beautiful hand cut paper artist Go Carr Go (See Map below – so we’re easy to find!). Our buds from Everyday Balloons Print Shop and Alternate Histories will be showing too, so we all hope to see you on Saturday! We will have lots of our hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, our popular screenprinted Alphabet Prints, our silkscreen printed Rock Posters, all of our current Greeting Cards and lots of new goodies along with us so come on out and enjoy the day celebrating handcraft and art by working artists and craftspeople.

THE DETAILS

  • Who: Over 165 Artists and Craftspeople from around the region.
  • What: The Lakewood Arts Fest
  • When: Saturday, August 3, 2019 (ONLY!)
  • Where: Lakewood, OH – Detroit Ave. & Warren Rd., Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Why: Because handmade in the US is best.

Come Out To Handmade Arcade With Us!

Hooray! Hooray! It’s finally Handmade Arcade Time! Our favorite show of the year is the 14th annual incredible showcase of handmade artists, makers, and crafters not just from around the Western PA region but from around the country.

We will have many new goodies and classic favorites at our booth for all of your Holiday gift and Treat Yo’self needs!

There are 3 ways to experience Handmade Arcade, the regular show day:

  1. The Cutting Edge Fundraiser, tickets $30-$40
  2. Early Birdie Shopping Hour, tickets $20
  3. Handmade Arcade itself, FREE TO ATTEND!

Details on all 3 ways to do Handmade Arcade are below:

Don’t miss Handmade Arcade’s inaugural benefit event on Friday night! (Open to ages 18+.) Tickets are available for The Cutting Edge HERE.

  • GET A FIRST LOOK at the market the night before it opens to the public
  • SHOP EARLY from more than 170 featured vendors (from a total of 239)
  • MEET THE MAKERS from Pittsburgh and beyond
  • MINGLE with Pittsburgh’s craft community
  • ENJOY snacks and cider, craft activities and make-and-takes
  • HELP SUPPORT Handmade Arcade, the region’s largest independent craft fair, and its community of innovative craft-based artists, designers and makers

Lots to do and make!

  • Sip Crafted Apple, an exclusive collaborative release from Threadbare Cider and Handmade Arcade
  • Assemble your own crafty goodie bag
  • Create a glass mosaic with artist Debbie Jacknin
  • Watch live demonstrations from Pittsburgh Glass Center
  • Make block prints with WorkshopPGH
  • Laser cut a custom wood or leather key fob with Protohaven
  • Bid on fabulous silent auction items
  • Music by DJ Jeff Bower
  • Cash bar
  • Light bites

Proceeds will support:

  • Free admission to Handmade Arcade
  • Free Hands-on Handmade Activity Area for all ages
  • Youth Maker Scholarship Program for ages 16-18
  • Craft Corridor for emerging artists

 

 

Want to beat the crowds and get a first look at all of the handmade wares?

Purchase an Early Birdie Shopping Hour ticket and enjoy the exclusive opportunity to shop one hour before the event opens to the public!

Saturday, December 8, 2018
10 – 11 a.m.
Tickets cost $20

Early Birdie ticket holders will receive a black cotton tote bag custom designed by Handmade Arcade vendor Kim Fox (Worker Bird) and filled with crafty coupons and surprises from this year’s event sponsors and vendors.

Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult to the Early Birdie Shopping hour. A limited number of tickets available.

Hours & Location:

  • The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is located at 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
  • The Cutting Edge: A Fundraiser for Handmade Arcade & Preview Party: is the night before Handmade Arcade on Friday December 7, 2018 from 5:30 – 8pm for $30-$40. Tickets are available for The Cutting Edge HERE.
  • Early Birdie Shopping Hour: is a great way to experience Handmade Arcade minus the crowds and enjoy the exclusive opportunity to shop one hour before the event opens to the public, from 10-11am on Saturday December 8, 2018 for $20. Tickets are available for Early Birdie Shopping Hour HERE!
  • Handmade Arcade proper is from 11am-7pm on Saturday December 8, 2018 – one day only! And Handmade Arcade is FREE TO ATTEND.

Come See Us @ Artrider Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst!

Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst – Friday September 14th – Sunday September 16th, 2018 in majestic Tarrytown, NY at the beautiful and historic Lyndhurst Estate grounds on the Hudson River. We’re heading north and we couldn’t be happier to be on our way to first time at Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Come join us with over 300 top artisans and handmade makers from all around the United States. For more info CLICK HERE. 

The Details:

  • Who: Over 260 handmade fine craft artisans from around the country!
  • What: Artrider Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst
  • When: Friday September 14th – Sunday September 16th. Hours: Friday 10 – 5pm  / Saturday 10 – 6pm  / Sunday 10 – 5pm
  • Where: The Lyndhurst Mansion Estate, located at 635 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591. Free Parking!
  • Why: Because handmade is best.

Woodland Art Fair

Hello Lexington & Kentucky! We are heading your way this weekend for the Woodland Art Fair 2018  • Hours: Sat.8/18 – 10am-6pm and Sun. 8/19 – 10am-5pm RAIN ☔️ OR SHINE☀️ so come on out and get your art on!

Woodland Art Fair is held on the beautiful Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). Over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, family art engagement activities all available with FREE admission.

Every August for more than 40 years, Woodland Park transforms into a venue filled with over 200 artists and craftspeople selling unique, handcrafted items. Items for sale include ceramics, wood, jewelry, painting, metal, fiber, mixed media and photography. In addition to hundreds of art vendors, the Woodland Art Fair features live entertainment, local food and beverage vendors, and free hands-on art activities for children and families. For more info CLICK HERE.

Below is a map for you (our booth is #142) and the details you need for this year’s Woodland Art Fair 2018:

  • When: Sat.8/18 – 10am-6pm and Sun. 8/19 – 10am-5pm RAIN ☔️ OR SHINE☀️
  • Where: 601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502

Come See Us At Craftin’ Outlaws!

craftinoutlaws_main2016Come join in the fun this Saturday December 10th – We’ll be heading to the fellow Rust Belt gem Columbus this weekend for one day only, as vendors at the fun Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Show for our 3rd participating year.

Craftin’ Outlaws is back this Saturday for our 11th annual CRAFT FAIR! 100 of the best HANDMADE vendors are ready to invade the Greater Columbus Convention Center on December from Noon – 5pm with FREE ADMISSION! Swag bags will go to the first 100 guests at the door or for your die hard DIYers we still have Early Bird shopping options, which comes with a handmade gift and early access from 11am-12pm

productsIn addition to handmade goods by American Makers  you can embrace the spirit of DIY at fun make and take stations. Grab a cocktail or enjoy a beer while you shop and get into the Holiday spirit. A cash bar will be available in the lobby from 11am-5pm. And get your dance on with vinyl being spun by our in house DJ from Wholly Craft.

We will be bringing our selections of Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, and more. The full list of Craftin’ Outlaws Vendors is here. And here is a wonderful round up & preview of some of the vendors by our screenprinting buds Alison Rose!

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GIVE BACK with the Columbus Diaper Coalition who’s hosting another DIAPER DRIVE with us. Bring in a new box of diapers and win your way into handmade raffles. Diapers of all sizes are accepted but larger sizes are desperately needed!

The Details:

  • What: Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Show
  • When: Saturday December 10, 2016 (only!) from 12pm – 5pm.
  • Where: The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Downtown Columbus, in the Grand Ballroom.
  • Why: Because Handmade, by American Makers is the best for the Holidays.

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Doors open at 11am – 5pm This show features FREE ADMISSION, so come on out and shop Handmade for the holidays! For more info, location and details click here.

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Abandoned London Tube Poster Treasures

notting hill gate disused lift passageway Vintage Posters Discovered in Abandoned London Tube Station

(All images by Mikey Ashworth.  Copyrighted by London Underground and reproduced with permission.)

Like all subway systems and tunnels engineered by humans, the London Undergound has plenty of now-abandoned stations and spurs and passages.

Unlike most, there is a very special, and very abandoned, very non-public now-unused part of the Notting Hill Gate station that houses some lovely examples of UK poster design from it’s Mid-Century high point.

However, photographer Mikey Ashworth was able to gain access and take these photos. And you can see more of his photos here at Flickr.

(All images by Mikey Ashworth.  Copyrighted by London Underground and reproduced with permission.)

Above, good time UK Party Travel by coach poster, as imagined by poster artist Victor Galbraith, 1958.

The elevator passageway is well abandonned, but its original posters from the day the station was closed still hung on its tiled walls advertising all sorts of bright bits of the world of travel, exhibitions, film, toothpaste and more to no one these days.

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(All images by Mikey Ashworth.  Copyrighted by London Underground and reproduced with permission.)

The above “Royal Blue Coach Services” poster illustrated by the UK poster artist powerhouse and one of my favorite all-time illustrators, Daphne Padden.

These beauties are a stunning collection of illustration, type design and ad layouts from the late 1950’s, still in their native habitat. Which makes them extra special.

abandoned posters notting hill gate Vintage Posters Discovered in Abandoned London Tube Station

 

(All images by Mikey Ashworth.  Copyrighted by London Underground and reproduced with permission.)

Most unfortunately, for a poster and design nerd like myself, these amazing, vibrant and powerful examples of advertising poster design are completely inaccessible to the public and are likely to stay so for the forseeable future. Once the renovations to this station were completed in 2010, this abandoned passageway was walled back up and sealed off from use again.

Still, many thanks to Mikey Ashworth and the London Underground for publishing these photographs of a poster age (sadly) gone by.

New Poster Release: Feist Show Poster

Lovely, tough and feminine, Feist. And with the most beautifully textured voice around, the awesomely talented Feist. Featuring a Steeltown-tough Tartan plaid Tulip pattern in black & gold & green against a night-black background.

This is our all hand silkscreen printed, limited edition gig poster for the amazing Feist’s show in Pittsburgh on July 14th, at Stage AE, on Bastille Day.

  • Size 16 x22 inches (45.7 cm x 61 cm).
  • Edition: Limited edition of 120. Each print is hand signed and numbered by strawberryluna.
  • Inks: Hand printed in 3 colors with hand-mixed Steeltown gold, summer green and midnight black non-toxic water based silkscreen inks.
  • Paper: Archival, no-acid, recycled content, American made Cougar Opaque White, 100lb cover weight.
  • Fits beautifully into either a standard 16″ x 20″ frame by trimming the border, or into an 18″ x 24″ frame as is with a matte.

This 3-color all hand screen printed rock poster for Feist is now available for purchase in our webshop here and also in our Etsy Shop here $25.

  • Additional photo below shows how this print might looked framed. (Sold unframed & without a matte.)

New Poster Release: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at Sasquatch! Music Festival 2012

One Solid Gold Toof & and a Gold Record – it’s all good.

We’re really honored to be a part of the amazing Sasquatch! Festival Poster Invitational for the 5th year in row. Each year Sasquatch! Fest hand picks a group of current poster artists from around the world to produce one special, limited edition posters for one of the bands playing at the Festival that year. For 2012 we are lucky enough to paired up with the super Clap Your hands Say Yeah and we couldn’t be more pleased. This year’s 2012 poster gallery is up at the Sasquatch! site here.

Our new poster for them is now available in our Web Shop here and also in our Etsy store right here.

The main deets:

  • Our Clap Your Hands Say Yeah poster is an all hand pulled, hand screen printed gig poster with 4 colors, one of them is a metallic gold that shimmers like crazy in the light. Painstakingly silkscreen printed by hand in our studio.
  • Limited edition of 120. This run was split into 3, a portion for the band, another portion went to Sasquatch! Fest for their annual Poster Show in conjunction with the festival, with the remaining posters available here. Each print is hand signed and numbered by strawberryluna.
  • Size is approximately 16 x22 inches (45.7 cm x 61 cm).
  • Printed on archival, no-acid, recycled content, American made Cougar Opaque White, 100lb cover weight.
  • Fits beautifully into either a standard 16″ x 20″ frame by trimming the border, or into an 18″ x 24″ frame as is with a matte.

The additional photos that you see below were taken during the hand silkscreen printing process. For more info and more photographs hop over to our Flickr account & hand silkscreen printing process set here.

To purchase this, or any other prints and posters, head over to our Web Shop here!

Lovely and shimmering metallic gold ink and color test-smears on the left. Soon to be a record…and a tooth!

 

2nd color, the background orange, printed onto my “registration copy”, hence the color test smears on the side. Ignore those! The registration copy is the only copy that ever has markings like this.

 

The 2nd & lighter orange ink at the top of the screen, about to be printed for the 1st time.

 

The 2nd and lighter orange ink at the top of the screen, about to be printed for the first time.

 

All done! 4th and final layer printed in midnight black ink.

New poster released: Sara Bareilles Tour poster & merch suite!

3-color silkscreen Tour poster for Sara Bareilles, click for more info or to purchase.

Oh yeah! We’ve got another set of new designs to share today, and this is a fun one for sure.

Back in the late spring one day I received a convo in my Etsy shop from the lovely Sara Bareilles about doing some new merch pieces for her upcoming tours. Holy smokes! What a sweetpea. After a few backs and forth talks with the team she has, and having the pleasure of seeing her play live as well as have a meeting in person with her in Pittsburgh we were able to get to work on a suite of designs for this amazing artist.

Huzaah! We worked to create a series of pieces, including a new Tour Poster, tote bag and tank top for Sara Bareilles’s lively merch table.

The Tour Poster (above) is available with Sara on tour as well as in her web store here, and we have a very limited number on our site for sale as well here.

The tote bag and tank top are both available exclusively from Sara’s merch tables on tour and in her web store here, so go on over and get your bad self outfitted!

Sara Bareilles is on a major tour this summer and playing near you, check out the dates HERE.

Click for more info or to purchase this tank top!

Detail of our tank top design for Sara Bareilles. Click for more info or to purchase exclusively from her web store.

Go green & go pretty. Tote bag designed for Sara Bareilles. Click for more info or to purchase from her web store.

New release! Bright Eyes silkscreen poster

New! Our 4-color, hand silkscreen printed poster for Bright Eyes, Click to purchase or for more info!

 

Brand spanking new and fresh off the press, it’s our new poster for Bright Eyes for his show at Stage AE in Pittsburgh,

The music of Connor Oberst and Bright Eyes is like a beacon of individuality, sweetness, anger, and passion, at least that’s the way I hear it. When I first began printing at the community studio Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Pittsburgh, Bright Eyes was on heavy rotation during Open Studio nights and his voice still reminds me of that awesome time toiling away in that funny early stage of learning printmaking where you learn to love mistakes as much as you do successes.

In homage to all things organic, wise and bright this fella is our all hand silkscreen printed poster for the singular sound of Bright Eyes with hand mixed midnight black, teal, acrylic screenprinting inks. Edition: 150, each of these limited edition posters are signed & numbered (by me, strawberryluna) Size: 16×22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

Now available at my website here or also in my Etsy shop here.

Dig screenprinting? Have no clue what the hand printing process is like? Below are some process shots that I took while silkcreening this poster in my Flickr account:

1st color ink in the screen for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

t 2nd color printed for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

3rd color ready to go for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

3rd color printed for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

All done! 4th color printed for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

 

Death Cab For Cutie: New poster released!

Fresh off the press! Death Cab For Cutie, 3-color, limited edition hand silkscreen printed poster for their Sasquatch Festival show. Click to purchase or for more info.

The newest of the new? Our new poster for the superfantastiche and always dang great, Death Cab For Cutie. All hand silkscreen printed, limited edition and a part of the legendary Sasquatch! Music Festival poster series, commissioned each year by Sasquatch! and representing the top poster artists working today. We’re thrilled to have been asked to participate for the 5th year in a row in this series.

What can we say? Bright & dark, sharp and open, all at the same time. Death Cab For Cutie is one of those bands that perennially seems to be at the top of their game, record after record, song after song.

This is our all hand silkscreen printed poster for the sonic & lyrical perfection the one & only Death Cab For Cutie with hand mixed midnight black, magenta, and metallic gold acrylic screenprinting inks. Edition: 150, each of these limited edition posters are signed & numbered (by me, strawberryluna) Size: 16×22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

Freshly available now in my webstore here, and also in my Etsy shop here.

Below you’ll find a few selection of process photographs taken during the hand silkscreen printing process, click any of the below for more info and more photos in my Flickr account.

1st color ink on screen & ready to go. Click for more photos & more info.

1st color registering. Click for more photos & more info.

1st color printed. Click for more photos & more info.

2nd color, (gold!) printed. Click for more photos & more info.

 

All done! Death Cab For Cutie 3-color all hand silkscreen printed poster. Click for more info or to purchase.

 

New poster release! Paramore, 2011 Tour “Hands Up” poster

Click to purchase or for more info.


We’re mega excited about this one around here! Introducing our all hand silkscreen printed, limited edition poster for Paramore for their 2011 Tour.

The darker side of Spring exposed for the band Paramore here in our poster for them. We’re so stoked working with these guys on a Spring 2011 poster.
All things grow in Spring, but all things may not always be what you expect. Dark, sweet, and sharp. That’s the allure of Paramore.

Available for sale at my website here and also in my Etsy shop here, this my all hand screenprinted poster for Paramore with bright blue, midnight black and scarlet red hand-mixed acrylic silkscreen inks. Edition: 300 to the band (look for them on tour and from their website!) and an Artist’s Edition of only 50 posters is available for sale here. All 350 limited edition posters are signed & numbered (by me, strawberryluna) Size: 16×22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

Are you a Paramore Superfan? They you will love what they’ve done that’s all rad and high tech with their copies of our poster. Oh yeah! The future is here. Only at the Paramore webstore, each poster includes a QR code on the back that will take you to a website with three options for mobile wallpapers that feature three unreleased photos of the band. The QR code can only be scanned by those who have a camera phone with a barcode reader and internet connection on their phone.

And for you printmaking nerds (and I hope that you are, like me!) check out some process photos in my Flickr account too!

Mixing ink for our hand silkscreen printed Paramore poster. Click for more info.

Printing red skull flowers for our Paramore poster. Click for more photos of the hand silkscreen printing process.

Paramore hand silkscreen printed Tour poster, 2nd color. Click for more info & more process photos.

Detail show of our hand silkscreen printed Paramore Tour poster. Click for more process photos and details.

All done! 350 prints later, this is our all hand silkcreen printed Paramore tour poster. Click for more info and process shots.

New poster released: Jackie Kashian CD release party poster

3 color, hand screenprinted poster for Jackie Kashian. (click for more info & to purchase.)

The first in a slew of new releases. Ok. Well, if 3 new releases can be a slew, then call me Seattle.

Jackie Kashian is a danged funny person. No, really, check out her newest CD release It Is Never Going To Be Bread or a live show to prove me wrong. Go ahead, I’ll wait. ‘Cause you won’t be able to prove me wrong. And this poster is for her new CD release party set of shows in Minneapolis, MN on June 22- 26th, 2010 at Acme Comedy Company.

This kitty-kitty at an ophthalmology appointment my all hand screenprinted poster for super rad Jackie Kashian’s CD Release party shows at Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis. It’s my 3-color, scene of a poster with bright red, sensible beige and black cat black, hand mixed and non-toxic water based screenprinting inks.

Like all of my posters, this limited edition silkscreen poster is signed (by me) and numbered in a limited edition of 80. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight. This poster was available from Jackie Kashian, at her CD Release party shows and then it will also be available for $20 + shipping & handling from Dan Schlissel at  Stand Up Records, her CD/record label’s website thereafter, contact Stand Up Records:

Website: http://www.standuprecords.com
Email: Dan Schlissel – ismista [ a t ] yahoo dot com

And! Would I forget some process photos? Come on. Below and always more over in my Flickr account.

1st color screen, ready to print. Click to see more process photos.

3rd color about to be printed. Click to see more process photos.

Detail of kitty-face. Click for more process photos.