Today is the debut of print + press !
I am thrilled to finally be able to share this with you. Above you will see this month's pair; a beautiful letterpress piece by Chelsea and my photograph that was taken at her home.
Here's a little background in case you are confused:
this year I am working on a very special collaboration with Chelsea Parker Guidry of Arugula Press. Each month we will create a duo of art pieces; Chelsea will create either a letterpress or screen printed piece and I will create a photographic print. The two pieces will compliment one another and be available for purchase as a set. Each month will produce only a very small edition (25 the first month..) and at the end of the year we plan on having a show with all twelve pairs displayed as well as some possible other items. The pairs will be sold for only $20, as we'd like to keep it as affordable as possible. The pairings will be debuted on the third Wednesday of each month.
Chelsea printed up some beautiful packaging, don't you just love a pretty package?
If you'd like to find out more, or purchase a set, visit our shop here.
If you don't want to buy one, I totally understand-but you should still go poke around the shop. There is a page where we share a bit about our process...
I'd like to write a bit more about my personal experiences thus far here.
I have to start by letting you all know that I was the kid in school who dreaded group projects. I would either take over the project, do everything my way or just kinda fall behind and drop out of it. I was the all or nothing kid. I'm sure you can imagine, this made a lot of other kids not like me. Such is life, right? But I really do try, try to be better at working with others. And I figured this would be a great chance.
As a total control freak, it is difficult to work on a collaboration, but really great to. It is so nice to be paired with some one like Chelsea, whose eye is well trained and whose work is gorgeous. I find myself letting go-while at the same time-trying not to let too much go.
I think it will be a fun journey for us. I am so sensitive about "art" or "creating" in general, it is nice to have someone to throw ideas to. I look forward to seeing all of our creations together-but for now must focus on the next month....
Thank you, Chelsea.
Thanks to all of you for being here and reading-happy Tuesday!
Thank you for all your support about this project. I am so happy to be working on a project with some one who's work I admire as much as Chelsea's. I am lucky.