Letterpress & Laughter

laugh often

Find the bridge to laughter,
awaken the chid within
and honor its role & rhythm.

Allow laughter to carry you,
and to renovate
the tender heart spaces
with its uplifting wings.

My friends rallied to celebrate my birthday recently.  Their planning was genius and we celebrated creatively at Bay View Printing after a separate yoga event.  Speechless with gratitude and feeling the love on this particular birthday.  I will share more of the creative gestures of kindness soon; but today I am excited to inspire you to try letterpress!

Ordinary Creative Letterpress


Our gathering was a treasure hunt exploring the vast variety of fonts and typeface options while assembling phrases without a keyboard.  The delightful owner, Ashley is keeping ‘letterpress’ alive at this century-old Wisconsin print shop near Milwaukee.






The tactical experience of “writing” without a pen and stringing together actual letters led me to rediscover a classic Spoon song, Written in Reverse.  

written in reverse ordinary creative




ordinary creative letterpress twitter


hot off the press

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There is


in this creative haven.

letterpress grid


One more song tip:  Hey, Soul Sister by Train. I love my entire tribe of soul sisters: here, there and everywhere.  Sharing Soul Sister Pinot Noir, creating and laughing with friends: pure bliss. letterpress image ordinary creative

type spirit quote

joy jump bay view printing



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3 thoughts on “Letterpress & Laughter

  1. Kathleen March 3, 2016 at 2:24 pm Reply

    Best Birthday Ever!

  2. janellmithani March 3, 2016 at 4:15 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a fabulous and creative time celebrating.

  3. Karen March 4, 2016 at 10:01 am Reply

    What a totally unique way to celebrate your birthday! Love this idea!!

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