Wordless Wednesday 15.08.18



Ex Libris!

I’m so excited for a NEW workshop!!  It’s a bit different than my usual classes, but every bit as fun and rewarding.

Learn how to design, create, and print your own Ex Libris bookplate! In this workshop students will learn basic relief printing techniques, using 3″ x 3″ softoleum blocks and lino cutting tools. Simple designs will be encouraged for beginners. Then students will print their blocks in a small edition of 10, in one colour, creating the perfect adornment for their book collection!

When: Sunday March 25, 2018. 10am – 5pm
Where: Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, 180 Shaw St., Unit 102, Toronto.

For more information & to register, please go here.

One of a Kind Show & Sale 2017

It’s that time again – the One of a Kind Show & Sale is less than a month away.  Sprouts Press is excited to be back again this year!  We’ll have loads of journals, notebooks and more, in both new and our most popular colours and designs.

Stop by the show to say Hi!  And if you don’t have tickets yet, here’s a discount code to purchase them online: http://bit.ly/2y5ZNnA

What: One of a Kind Show & Sale
When: November 23 – December 3, 2017
Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Grounds, Toronto

For more information please see the show site here.

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365/365: Thank You! (but not goodbye)

Day 365/365

It’s the last day of the Sprouts Press 365 project!  It’s been a fun year sharing my journey as an artisan and creative small business owner.  I’ve enjoyed all your comments and likes, I hope you’ve enjoyed it as well.

DSC_0418_fotor_fotor_fotorI plan to continue blogging about Sprouts Press, my creative process, goings-on and other book-ish content, but it won’t be every day.  I’m looking forward to seeing what sort of content I’m capable of on a more relaxed schedule, and sharing the growth of my little company.  In the meantime, enjoy this collage of many of the books I’ve shared with you over the year!  That’s a lot of books!!

Summer Brights

Day 319/365P90212600_fotorI recently spent some time in my mother’s garden, which is an amazing space.  I was mesmerized by her zinnias; so bright, cheery and colourful!  While I didn’t snap a picture, preferring to just enjoy the moment, it stuck with me and inspired this small collection of my brightest red items!  What flowers are brightest in your garden?

Clockwise from top left:

Painted Quick Notes notebook in two-tone red, Elegant Quick Notes in red floral, Starburst Book Ornament, No-Nonsense Quick Notes notebook in burgundy, Square Ex Libris Bookplates handprinted in red, Starburst Journal in Florentine Red, Rectangle Ex Libris Bookplates handprinted in red.