Renewal Inspirations – The Save the Dates are in!

When it came time to create the save the dates for our renewal celebration, there was no doubt in my mind – they had to be letterpressed.  A quick sketch of Zion Canyon at the River Walk Trailhead was the subject matter of choice.  A favorite song lyric from the Indigo Girls graces the cover.

“This world falls on me, hopes of immortality, everywhere I turn all the beauty just keeps shaking me.”


Now for the fun part; hand-water-coloring all 110 covers!  I experimented this morning first by adding a wash of water to several cards.  Then I flooded vibrant shades of orange, crimson and green into the artwork.  I love the contrast of the deep letterpress impression with the washy, magical personality of my juicy watercolor technique.

So, be honest – would love to hear what YOU think!

So, what else am I up to?

This little project is certainly getting me in the spirit for our trip out west .  First we stop in Las Vegas for this and a meeting with this super smart guy and then onto Springdale, Utah – four days or rest, painting and hiking in Zion National Park is just what we need!