Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fresh Ink :: Winter Berries

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
Here's one of my new prints from my show at the Paper Hat - check back soon to see pics of some of my other new prints!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Featured Artist at the Paper Hat!

Tomorrow's the day! I can't believe how quickly the past few months have gone by. I've been working so hard on the creation of a new collection of prints that will be unveiled at my featured artist reception at the Paper Hat in Minneapolis tomorrow night! 
If you're unable to make it to the reception, my prints will be on display through the second week of January. If you live in the Twin Cities or perhaps will be visiting family or friends over the holiday season, I hope you're able to stop by for a quick look-see! :) 

**Come back soon :: I will be posting photos of my 
new prints beginning next week!**

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fresh Ink :: Snowshoes

Here's another one of my new prints that I will be revealing at my art show at the Paper Hat on Saturday, November 17th! It will be available for purchase in my Etsy shop shortly there after! 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fresh Ink :: Lost Mitten

Here's a little peek at what I was up to yesterday. I printed quite a few of this little lost mitten in preparation for my art show! :)
I hope everyone is staying safe and dry on the east coast!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Artist Reception for Wooden Spoon Editions

It's getting close! Some of you may remember that I will be the featured artist at the Paper Hat beginning mid November through the end of the year! I've been working on lots of new designs and am getting so excited to share them with you! 

If you happen to find yourself in the Twin Cities on Saturday, November 17th, I hope you stop by the Paper Hat for my artist reception and introduce yourself! Sip some wine, nosh on some tasty treats, do some holiday shopping...it's bound to be a great evening! 

Check out the event that Paper Hat has created on Facebook and RSVP there.


Paper Hat

Artist Reception for Wooden Spoon Editions  
Saturday, November 17th
5 - 9 pm


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cake as Art

This morning I stumbled across these wedding cakes that were inspired by famous works of art....
If you're looking for an artsy statement wedding cake, check out more of these tasty works of art here

Monday, October 22, 2012

Chirp Chirp

Are you on a Twitter? I am! Make sure to follow me there to get coupon codes, news, and other shop updates exclusively for Twitter followers! :) I don't want you to feel left out!
Come and find Wooden Spoon Editions on Twitter here
Hope you have a happy week!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fresh Ink :: Antlers

Last night I printed quite a few of the next print to be apart of my White Ink Limited Collection! I am really happy with the finished print as well as the color of the handmade paper. The exact hue of the paper is so tricky to capture, so, in a word...bordeaux. 
Hope you have a lovely weekend! 
I'm looking forward to printing and carving a couple new designs, as well as having a dear friend of mine from college and her husband stay with us while they're in the Twin Cities for a wedding. :) 
+ + + This is the same friend that I created this special print for her little babe's nursery.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I've been busily creating some new designs - here's one of my latest! I'm pretty excited about this one. I picked up a bordeaux colored paper that I will use to print these antlers on using white ink. Come back soon to see how it turns out!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


After much fussing with composition and perspective :: I think this one is finally ready to be transferred, carved, and then printed!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Through the Woods

I'm busy working on a new print today. This one will be a 2 block, 3 color print when it's all done! It's going to be a bit of a time suck, but worth it in the end. Here's a a little glimpse of a part of the sketch I did for one of the blocks.
Check back soon for more progress!

Monday, October 8, 2012


Last night I got a lot of great work done in the land of Wooden Spoon Editions! I worked on a couple new print ideas, carved a bit on my skies print, and then carved up a new design for my holiday gift tag set! 
I know it's difficult thinking about the holiday season already...but here they are...jingle bells that will make your packages jingle all the way! 
Here's to a good week!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fresh Ink :: Tree

I just finished printing these trees today, and am pretty happy with them! It's always a bit more difficult hand printing a larger surface. I tried varying the pressure when burnishing to create some lighter and darker areas within each  print.
Hanging on their sides while drying...
Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 14, 2012


I just got home from dropping off some more of my prints to be sold at the Paper Hat! While there, I was tickled to see three of my prints displayed right behind the register and another in the front window! 
If you find yourself in south Minneapolis, make sure to stop by and check out this darling shop!
Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Drumroll Please...

Congratulations! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter. It was so nice reading everyone's comments, thanks for all your kind words! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Time for a Giveaway!

It's the Tuesday after a holiday weekend
and so...here to put a smile on your face, 
I'm offering a giveaway of one of my prints!



The winner wil have the option of choosing one of the three prints pictured above. To enter my giveaway, you must do one or all three of the following options listed below. By doing all three, you'll triple your odds of winning! :)

1. Become a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post about which of the three prints you would like and why. *Please make sure that your name links back to an email address so I can contact you if you're name is chosen. If you're already a follower and would like to participate, simply leave a comment at the end of this post.

2. Become a follower of @WoodenSpoonEdns on Twitter and retweet my post about the giveaway. If you're a winner, I'll DM you for your contact details.

3. 'Like' Wooden Spoon Editions on Facebook and share the giveaway story posted in the timeline.

*Make sure you leave a comment on this post to let me know you've done one or all of the above!

>>> This giveaway will last one week <<<

The winner's name will be randomly chosen using the random number generator and posted to my blog next Tuesday, September 11th.

<> The above prints measure 5 x 7"

<> All packaging and mailing will be paid for by me!

<> This giveaway is limited to participants living in the United States and Canada.

Good luck to all!


Can't wait until next week to possibly win one of my prints? 
Find these and more for sale in my Etsy shop and the Paper Hat in Minneapolis!

Friday, August 31, 2012


I can't wait to see this movie :: I LOVE Mike Birbiglia! Hopefully Tim and I can get out and see it this holiday weekend. 
Have any of you seen it? 
After watching the trailer, do you think you will?
Happy Labor Day weekend! :)

Inspirational Artists :: Carved Books

Montreal based artist Guy Laramee carefully carves vintage books, dictionaries and encyclopedias into various landscapes.
I love it when artists use materials not initially intended to be used for creating a work of art. 
If you like his work, make sure you also check out the altered books made by Brian Dettmer.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Supply & Demand

My last order from Etsy earlier this week, wiped out my supply of woodland and paddle journals. So, I've been busy printing more and building up my supply. 
I also printed my woodland trees onto one of the larger journals as requested by a friend. :)
Happy almost Labor Day weekend! What are your holiday plans?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Prints from the Past

It's always fun to look back at old work :: that said, I thought I would share a print I did before beginning this blog. This print was the very first lithograph I did while I was a post-baccalaureate student at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy from 2007-2008. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Fresh Ink :: Recipe For

I printed the front side of the recipe cards last night and am pretty happy with how they turned out! It's been a bit laborious, and they're still not even finished at this point....but, it's always fun to try new things and keep it fresh. :) 
Wishing you a happy weekend!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Keep a Lookout!

Next week marks the one year anniversary of Wooden Spoon Editions on Etsy! In celebration of, I am putting together a giveaway! Stay tuned to hear more details - I don't want you to miss out!

Make sure to follow me on 

for many updates, discounts, + more you'll only see there!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Skinny Skis

I've been working on what will be my next print and thought I'd share a pic of the quick sketch I did...
Hope you're having a good week! 

Friday, August 3, 2012


Tim and I got back from our annual vacation/family reunion to the northwoods this week. While there, I enjoyed seeing the inspiration for what is my most popular print....the paddles
Hard to believe it's already August...HAPPY FRIDAY!

Monday, July 16, 2012

New Things...

Today I've been working on a new item for my shop - can you guess what it is by looking at the photo below?
Hope you have a great week! 

Friday, July 13, 2012


Yesterday was a fantastic day for Wooden Spoon Editions!!! I started my day with dropping off some of my prints and journals at Paper Hat - a darling little art gallery/gift shop in south Minneapolis. Buzzing with excitement :: this is the first brick-and-mortar shop to carry my artwork! :: I met Greta, the creator and owner of Paper Hat. After chatting for a bit, she asked if I would be interested in being the Featured Artist from November 17th through the end of the year - I of course said yes!! :) 
Since leaving the shop, I've been overwhelmed with new print ideas! It's a bit difficult thinking of winter themed images when it's in the 90's, humid, and sunny.....but, no complaining allowed....I've just been given an amazing opportunity! 
The wheels are spinning, lists are being made, timelines being drafted...and I can't wait! 

You can find Paper Hat on Facebook and Twitter 
- lots of talented artists from Minnesota and beyond! :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

All Packaged Up

I've spent the morning packaging my prints and journals :: making sure everything is just-so. I'll be dropping them off at Paper Hat on Thursday! :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Inky Fingers

There has been lots of printing happening here lately! I had to print a few more Moleskines to fulfill the 'order' that will be dropped off at Paper Hat next week. Then, since I already had some brown ink mixed up and rolled out....I continued for a few more hours and printed some more paddle prints and notecards! 
Here's a glimpse at how the notecards turned out. I'm really happy with them and will be adding them to my shop next week!
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday - Tim and I had friends over for a barbecue and ice cream sundaes. Afterwards we walked along the river to view the fireworks over Minneapolis' historic stone arch bridge. What did you do for the fourth?

pic taken by yours truly 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Wishing everyone a very happy Fourth! 

pic taken by yours truly

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Inspirational Artist :: Banana Tattoo

Pushpins + Bananas = a different kind of art. 
For multimedia artist Phil Hansen, one of his newest ventures is using pushpins to pierce the skin of a banana which causes the fruit to become exposed to air and turn brown. These pin pricks are done similar to the method of pointillism and eventually create an image. 
Just when you thought you'd seen it all... :)

image via Pinterest

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fresh Ink :: Life by the Lake

Another new print was added to the shop last week! Printed from a block I carved while I was in college, it also was included as part of my senior art exhibition. 
This print was inspired by my love for *life by the lake* in Minnesota's north country and its vast expanse of lakes, streams, and woods along the Canadian border. For as long as I can remember, I've traveled to the northwoods of Minnesota with family. Enjoying long lazy days by waters edge, picking blueberries, island picnics, canoeing, etc. - it's my favorite slice of summer!

Thursday, June 28, 2012



Wooden Spoon Editions will soon be found at Paper Hat in south Minneapolis! Located at 2309 West 50th Street, it's a darling little shop filled with items made by artists and hand crafters. Ranging from art to jewelry to bath and beauty...it's a place I've never been able to leave without purchasing something :: so many cute things! I'm thrilled to have my work available at such a fantastic local shop! 

pics by Allison Kaplan


It's been requested enough times now that I am going to be printing some of my designs on the front of notecards. Question is....which designs would you like to see? 
The canoe paddles seem to be a hit, so I'll definitely be doing those...but which others do you think could be fun? 
Would you rather a set of a single design or a few? 
I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!!
Thanks much :)

Possible sets ideas




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