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mmvk 2d ago
A discussion at work today about well-made lobster rolls. The last ones I had were with @wskorupski from @biteintomaine. 😬We both got "picnic style": cole slaw, celery salt, & butter. Plus shared one with wasabi.






#biteintomaine #visitportlandmaine #ihartfood #mainething #maineeats #lobsterroll #maine #mainecation #lobsterrolls #mmvkeats #summereats #newenglandsummer #latergram
mmvk 4d ago
Running errands today, including a stop at the @framersworkshop.✨🖼✨ My friend asked, "Would you let me buy a print from you? ......and would you frame it? Cause I'm lazy." 😂🀄️I printed an edition of the Japanese Proverb linocut by itself. Copper ink on paper that was called "gray flannel", so it's got a little texture.







#letterpress #printingpressseries #linocut #linoprint #printmaking #japaneseproverb #design #kanji #hiragana #Japaneseproverbproject #linoleumprint #linoleum #linocarving #madebyme #brickwallsarecool #framedart #falldownseventimesstandupeight #makersgonnamake #reliefprint #unintentionalselfie
mmvk 5d ago
💌📭 I have to mail some prints today, so here's an appropriate Flashback Friday. ✨I've always loved checking the mail.✨







#flashbackfriday #fbf #autumn #tgif #sendmail #write_on #mississippivk #fashionplatevk #pinkjacket #checkthemaileveryday #snailmaillove #stillwiththebowlcutbangs #mailboxpeak
mmvk 6d ago
Since I'm on a lino-roll, ✨FINALLY✨ finished carving my heart block, which I started a year agoish. 😜♥️ (Swipe to see the first proof I did in a brown ink.) 🌈I made a rainbow roll for a print gift, & it seemed a waste to clean it after only making 4 prints. Sooooo, I printed some hearts in the roll. 😉 I'm not sure if I'm going to leave as is, or overprint some text.💡🤔 Suggestions?






#letterpress #printingpressseries #wip #linocut #linoprint #carving #printmaking #rainbowroll #design #reliefprint #heart #splitfountain #heart_imprint #reliefprint #linoleumprint #linoleum #linocarving #madebyme #makersgonnamake #acarvedheart
mmvk 1w ago
🍁Autumnish morning & obligatory army green jacket. Rockin' the "Happy Brayer" pin from @printleaguekc, which arrived last week.✨🙂✨
📷: Peter B.







#printleaguekc #happybrayer #brayer #letterpress #printmaking #print #pingame #autumnfashion #kickstarter
mmvk 1w ago
As I'm sitting here eating yogurt & listening to Wind Ensemble, I'm thinking about the delicious dinner @wskorupski & I had at @thehoneypaw. 🍯🐻🔥
Crab & uni chawanmushi, lobster dumplings, spicy salted squid, Hokkaido ramen, fried chicken with coconut butter cornbread, and, of course, the caramelized honey soft serve. ✨🐝🍦✨







#thehoneypaw #maineeats #lobster #chawanmushi #hokkaidoramen #maine #mainecation #newenglandsummer #mmvkeats #creamybusiness #latergram
mmvk 1w ago
Also the first time @wskorupski and I have been to Timber Point Trail, part of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. We discovered too late, as we were trying to beat the sunset, that you can walk over to Timber Island at low tide! ✨Next time!✨






#imasuckerforboardwalks #visitmaine #mainethings #naturewalks #timberpoint #rachelcarsonreserve #timberpointtrail #rachelcarsonnationalwildliferefuge #solitarybeehabitat #peaksislandhoney #clouds #latergram
mmvk 1w ago
Trying out @mamiportland for the first time! (I'm always on the lookout for more places with Japanese food.)🎏🎎🏮
•Kobayashi Dog: grilled hot dog, nori, scallions, benishoga, katsuobushi & okonomi sauce
•Cucumber Salad: chilled cukes, wakame, marinated daikon & miso vinaigrette
•Yaki onigiri: spicy beef filing
•Nikuman: steamed bun with miso bbq lamb
•Okonomiyaki: savory pancake with pork belly, cabbage, seasonal veggies, katsuobushi, benishoga, okonomi sauce & kewpie






#mamiportland #maineeats #izakaya #maine #mainecation #japanesefood #newenglandsummer #mmvkeats #latergram
mmvk 1w ago
Friday, I fell asleep with my shoes on. 😑 Saturday, I had a great time at @labrasaboston for my first #Esommarket with @aligreyshop, @allierosenthal666, @glasspaperbykolika, @hiroshiminatojewelry, @laurajean_floral, @michellethrowsthings, @mmvk, @ninedayweekend, @ogopogoland, Ploughed Hill Honey, @SaraHiggArt, @joshuakadeporterfield, & Stina Simmarano Art. ✨THANK YOU, to everyone that came out & bought prints!✨ Including @sapsquatch_ who volunteered her time to help me at my table. 💜💛💜 Sunday, I finally caught up on some sleep. 😴💤💤💤 •

📷: @sapsquatch_ & @labrasaboston
#labrasa #eatbrunchbuystuff #letterpress #shoplocal #handmade l #handmadebyme #makersbiz #makers #makersmovement #madeinboston #shopsmall #madebyhand #madebyme #latergram
mmvk 1w ago
I'm working a double today, so last night I packed up all my prints for tomorrow's @labrasaboston #esommarket, except one. In 2015, I was super fortunate to take a week long class with @starshapedpress at @wells_book_arts. It's where I met @pinwheel_press @svcletterpress @kotangent @amaranthpressandbindery @heirloom.press & @ohwouldhe. I made the Boston skyline in this class! At the time, I was really happy with it, but when I got home, not so much. 😕😰 I was hit with really bad case of imposter syndrome & printer's block. Sooo, I wrapped the prints up, & put them in a box.
✨⏰✨ Sooooooo two years later, I'm feeling a little less like an imposter. 😊These prints are finally editioned, & I'll pack them up after I get home from work tonight.🔺🏙💛






#letterpress #printingpressseries #metaltype #printmaking #printing #typesetting #design #typeface #typecases #typefaces #typography #boston #oneboston #handmade #citgosign #handmadebyme #makersbiz #makers #makersmovement #madeinboston #shopsmall #shoplocal #bostonskyline #madebyhand #madebyme #thatsanicelockup #latergram
mmvk 1w ago
Throwback Thursday: Because I will probably never be as excited about two straws as I am here. (Plus hints of Momma-san's excellent fashion.)
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#throwbackthursday #tbt #straws #mississippivk #fashionplatevk #stillwiththebowlcutbangs #funnyfacesforever #kneesocks #kneesocksandsandals
mmvk 1w ago
My wrist looks odd. 👈🏻🤔 I ran this proof last week, & was curious to see how it dried. (99.5% transparent ink with a hint of silver & black ink.) Printed on the craft paper, it almost looks like it's just "wet". This is new to me, & I think it might have potential for other projects in the future.
✨🀄️✨Have any of you experimented with this effect?






#letterpress #printingpressseries #linocut #linoprint #printmaking #japaneseproverb #design #kanji #hiragana #Japaneseproverbproject #proofing #linoleumprint #linoleum #linocarving #madebyme #vandy4 #vandercook #makersgonnamake #proofingpress #reliefprint
mmvk 1w ago
✨🍃🖤✨Finished carving & ran the first proof! Only a little (like really little) chatter I need to clean up (cause I'm like that). 💁🏻😜






#letterpress #printingpressseries #wip #linocut #linoprint #carving #printmaking #plantstyling #design #reliefprint #inspiredbynature #airplants #leaves #linoleumprint #linoleum #linocarving #madebyme #makersgonnamake
mmvk 2w ago
I've been fortunate to take two quilting classes (which I still haven't finished, my own fault) from @maritzasoto at @gather_here. She is an amazing teacher & does beautiful work. 💙❤️💛
#Repost @sotosewn (@get_repost)
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Still waiting to get through to family. This is the least I can do. All proceeds from the sale of the pattern will go to the Hispanic Federation hurricane relief for Puerto Rico fund. For more info on the pattern, click on the link in bio. For more info about the fund, go to hispanicfederation.org Thank you! ❤️🇵🇷❤️
#puertorico #hurricanrelief #puertoricorelief #makersgonnamake #quiltinglove #quilting #sewlove
mmvk 2w ago
Flashback Friday: I used the lockups from the @itinerantprinter posters & made a mono-print of all the rainbow rolls. (Tried to channel @kennedyprints for good karma that our paths cross one day.)
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This one of a kind print will be available at @labrasaboston for the E-Som Market on 10/7!







#esommarket #labrasa #eatbrunchbuystuff #letterpress #printingpressseries #woodtype #printmaking #printing #typesetting #design #typeface #typecases #typefaces #typography #handmade #handmadebyme #maker #makersbiz #makersmovement #madeinboston #shopsmall #shoplocal #madebyme #madebyhand #splitfountain #rainbowroll #fbf #flashbackfriday
mmvk 2w ago
Throwback Thursday: Details in the past still relevant to future me/me now.
✨Dragonfly on my dress hints my love for them stems way back.💚🐉
✨Musicians in the background, maybe I was planning stage changes back then?🎶
✨Hands on my hips in a stance I still rock today.💁🏻






#throwbackthursday #tbt #sousaphone #mississippivk #fashionplatevk #stillwiththebowlcutbangs #maybewearingrubberboots
mmvk 2w ago
I started this project in 2014. It was my first attempt at color layering using transparent ink & 4 colors. I was so UNHAPPY with the results. 😓😭😱💔 So much so that I wrapped it up & put it in my paper drawer.
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Forward 3 years later, I'm finally finishing up the last part of the project. ✨So the saying is VERY appropriate.✨ If you'd like to see the earlier images of the project, check out the hashtags: #Japaneseproverbproject & #bigasseight . 😜💚💙💛❤️







#letterpress #printingpressseries #metaltype #woodtype #linocut #laboroflove #printmaking #printing #typesetting #design #typeface #typecases #typefaces #typography #handmade #handmadebyme #maker #makersbiz #makersmovement #madeinboston #shopsmall #shoplocal #madebyme #wednesdaywisdom #madebyhand #falldown7timesstandup8 #wabisabi