Author Archives: Moira

Nuns Looking at Mobiles

I haven’t posted in awhile, but couldn’t resist sharing this photo of some nuns examining the work of Alexander Calder. It’s from the Archives of American Art.

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Printing auf Deutsch

A friend of mine visited from Germany last week and I taught her how to letterpress. We tried to work our way around the lack of umlauts and ßs to print a few things in German.       

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Books for Saturday’s Valentine event

I’ve been sewing up some nice little books made from my stash of Valentine-y cover papers and filled with handmade paper I made awhile back. Here are a few: I’ll have them at Nana this Saturday from 11am-5pm, plus vintage … Continue reading

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Nana Valentine Sale February 9

Nana DC is hosting a Handmade Valentine Mart Saturday, February 9 in Mt. Pleasant, DC. Stop by to pick up a Valentine card by yours truly, a silver money clip, or one of many other items for someone special. Can’t make … Continue reading

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Typeface Film and Fundraiser for the Hamilton Wood Type Museum Tomorrow!

AIGA DC and the Corcoran Design Department present the documentary Typeface tomorrow at the Corcoran (6:30pm). This is a fundraiser for the Hamilton Wood Type Museum, which is being forced to vacate its building. I’ll be at the event selling … Continue reading

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Vintage Valentine Collection

In 2002 I stumbled on an estate sale in southern Virginia and started my collection of antique Valentines. Here’s one of those, postmarked Feb 15, 1929: Later I was given a huge box of valentines my mother and her siblings … Continue reading

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Valentines

Valentines for sale in my shop!

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Stocking Stuffer: Calling Cards

A fun mini-present for your single friends: flirty calling cards. Find them in my Etsy shop or at Present Day, the pop-up shop of locally made gifts at Pleasant Plains Workshop, 2608 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC. This Sequential Crush … Continue reading

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Printing in Germany

I took a trip to Germany in October.  Walking down the street in Hamburg I stumbled on a collection of letterpress accoutrements: Fun to see these items in the country that is the birthplace of moveable type!

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Fall for the Book Festival at GMU

I got an email last month from one of the organizers of the Fall for the Book Festival opening September 26 at George Mason University.  In addition to featuring some big names in contemporary literature (Alice Walker, Rita Dove, Neil … Continue reading

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