Tuckamore Design is a very small handcrafted card and print company based in Buffalo, New York. I'm a Canadian transplant, originally from Newfoundland. I've been a printmaker for 15 years, almost as long as I've been an architect. I never formally studied art, but I've taken classes from a handful of amazing artists at Dundarave Print Workshop in Vancouver, BC, and NSCAD in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

I love paper, especially since I spend a lot of hours every day working on a computer for my other business, Design Synergies Architecture.

I also love to create handcrafted greeting cards for everyday and seasonal occasions. When the inspiration hits (and I have time), I make the occasional original print. Every piece is printed by hand or on an etching press.

In the early days, my prints and cards were featured at the Canadian Craft Museum, the Craft Association of British Columbia shop, and various exhibits in Vancouver and Halifax. My cards have been sold in shops in the Maritime Provinces, Buffalo, NY, and most recently in Martinsburg, West Virginia! Through my Etsy site, my cards have been sent all over the world.

My work is influenced by Celtic and Art Nouveau design, by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and by the Arts & Crafts movement. I found inspiration for several years in my front porch container garden in the Elmwood Village in Buffalo, and now I'm daydreaming of spring in my new backyard garden.

My favourite medium is linoleum block printing, especially blind embossed prints (deeply impressed and printed without ink). I'm about to embark on a watercolour adventure, and I'm wondering how that will find its way into my printmaking....

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Upcoming sales in my Etsy shop

To celebrate Canada's birthday, I'm offering free shipping (to Canada & everywhere) on all items purchased from my Etsy shop this thursday.  Purchases must be made between midnight and midnight, July 1st only.

I have a hard time getting motivated to do anything Christmas-related at this time of the year, but Etsy has found a way to get even me in a holiday frame of mind.  It's time for the Christmas in July promotion. 

For my contribution to the Christmas spirit, I'll be listing a ton of Holiday cards - with a special "buy 3, get 1 free" sale - for all of you early Christmas birds out there.  Look for the announcement in my shop by the end of the week. 

Tuckamore Design gets a domain!

Thanks to my friend Diane Podolsky at, I've figured out how to turn my blog into an actual website.  Who knew?!  I'm going to be redesigning it so you can purchase directly from the site.  My Etsy shop will also still be linked.  If I can figure out how to do it, I'm hoping to be able to take wholesale orders from shops through my site. But in the meantime, please contact me directly if you want to place an order.

I'm working on a new postcard for retailers so I can start getting my work into more stores. 

I'll also be posting some new work to both Etsy and this site in a couple of weeks, inspired by the wonderful gardens of Buffalo and the National Garden FestivalGarden Walk Buffalo starts in a month, and there'll be plenty of inspiration between now and then for new work.