Frequently Asked Questions
How much is a batch of journals?
Here is the price breakdown:
Custom Cover: $50 per linoleum block carving
Pocket Journals: $8 for each journal
Notebook Journals: $12 for each journal
If you are interested in ordering a batch of journals, please send me an email and say hello! I would love to hear from you. Please also include any ideas you have for the covers, quantity of journals you are ordering and preferred delivery date.
How long does a block print take?
Each block print is different, but typically it takes me a few hours to transfer a drawing to the linoleum block, and either a half a day or full day of carving. After carving, its around another hour to ink and press each print by hand. One print can take anywhere from 5 hours to 3 days depending on detail and size.
What type of blocks/ink are you using?
Speedball unmounted blocks (gray color hard blocks) and Akua printmaking ink. If printing on fabrics, I use the Speedball brand fabric block print ink (comes in a variety of colors, all in 2oz tubes). If you decide to carve into hard linoelum, I would recommend using an iron to heat your blocks as you carve to make it a softer surface. Just don't overheat the block or it will break. All of my papers and fabrics are sourced from USA businesses.
Do you do freelance/custom work?
I might! Please feel free to contact me about custom work. I take custom commissions on a case by case basis and if time permits the work.
I want to have my own shop too. Do you have any advice?
Awesome! My advice would be just to start. Growing a shop or creative business is always going to be hard, so the best thing to do is just start. Learn, make mistakes, grow, learn some more, and you'll be on your way. Just make sure its doing something you truly love!
Some books I read when starting my business were "Let My People Go Surfing" by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, "Art Inc." by Lisa Congdon and "Daring Greatly" by Brené Brown. Brené's talk on 99U "Why Your Critics Aren't The Ones Who Count", is great for creative people, and I also love the Life & Business section of Design*Sponge.