When I was little I fell in love with letters. The alphabet kind, that is. I remember in second grade there was a banner of cursive script above the chalk board, and I could hardly wait to learn how to write with those beautiful letters. Letter-love has stayed with me all my life. I learned calligraphy, I had a little business painting names onto boats at our local harbor, I made signs, I hand lettered cards and posters, and then I began a collection of vintage letterpress blocks, which I still look for at every flea market.
Then, a few months ago my husband started making our own letterpress blocks, inspired by my collection of vintage blocks. What a perfect new business for us to do together! His know-how of computer programming and CNC machining plus my love of typography. We opened an etsy shop in September, and I've had so much fun with it. My mind is brimming with ideas for collages and words and quotes, unfortunantly they can't be made as quickly as I can think of them!
Valentine's Day has been a perfect holiday to celebrate letter love, with lovely words, Xs and Os, and hearts. I invite you to visit our shop here, and to share some letter-love with you, I'm offering 20% off any purchase until the 14th of February (use the coupon code love20 at check-out). Happy Valentine's Day!
I'm joining with Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.