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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....

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A little book of prints

Created by artist Jill Bergman, artonthepage.blogspot.com
I received a great little book in the mail yesterday from my friend Diane Podolsky of AnniePod Pressworks.  It's a print exchange of sorts, a tiny little book created by pritnamker Jill Bergman in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Jill sent it to another printmaker, who added a small piece and sent it to another printmaker, etc.  You get the idea.

The package included business cards from most of the artists, stamps to mail the book to the next artist, and a letter from Jill Bergman.
And what a cool idea it is!  I am excited to be part of it, and humbled by the impressive tiny works already in it.  I love these little prints!  Here are a few of them, with full credit to each artist.
Jill Bergman's work on the left, and Sherrie York of Salida CO on the right.
Amie Roman on the left, and B.A. Cavin on the right, both from BC, Canada.
Adrienne Hall of Bellevue WA, and a lovely print but can't read the signature on the right.
Love AnniePod's "The Herd" print!
 So I'm going to add one of my embossed linocuts, not sure which one yet because the page is a little smaller than I thought it would be.  I might have to create a new print just to fit. 

The terror of the blank page!  And I need to find another printmaker to send it to, to fill out the last page.
Jill is tracking the journey of her little books ( I think there are more in circulation because this one is number 2 of 5) on her blog.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah- it's so great to meet you Roxanne!! I just got the book in the mail the other day. I was sooo excited! What wonderful prints. I love your embossed iris, it's beautiful.
    I would like to send you one of my prints in return if you'd email me your address to jill@jillbergman.com. I know you sent me an email a couple weeks ago and I thought I answered you but now I can't find the response. I must have flaked out, I'm sorry.
    Thanks for including your lovely art in the book and sending it back! I'm working on a blog post of my own at http://artonthepage.blogspot.com and I'll link back to your site.
    :) Jill

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