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. 

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