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Hello out there from the piney woods of Texas! My name is Erica and I am the person behind Subtle Acts. Thank you for stopping by my shop and learning a little more!

My husband and I live in the woods with our two fabulously unintelligent but lovable and entertaining dogs Punky and Scout along with three bustling kittens that showed up after a stray cat dropped by for a visit before leaving us in charge: Juno, Otis, and O.O. After living in Seattle for several years, we decided we would move back home where we could afford a place in the country and be nearer to our families. I love being surrounded by trees and being able to watch coyotes, bobcats, hawks, countless birds, possums, armadillos, and more while sitting at my dining room table. I hope to reflect my love for nature in my work on Etsy.

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  • Female
  • Born on September 22
  • Joined July 4, 2010

Favorite materials

Paper, lino cut, pen, ink, Moleskine journal, stamp

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About

Hello out there from the piney woods of Texas! My name is Erica and I am the person behind Subtle Acts. Thank you for stopping by my shop and learning a little more!

My husband and I live in the woods with our two fabulously unintelligent but lovable and entertaining dogs Punky and Scout along with three bustling kittens that showed up after a stray cat dropped by for a visit before leaving us in charge: Juno, Otis, and O.O. After living in Seattle for several years, we decided we would move back home where we could afford a place in the country and be nearer to our families. I love being surrounded by trees and being able to watch coyotes, bobcats, hawks, countless birds, possums, armadillos, and more while sitting at my dining room table. I hope to reflect my love for nature in my work on Etsy.

All of the carved designs you see in my shop have been hand carved by me while listening to some tunes on Daytrotter or NPR's All Songs Considered. There is something so super relaxing about carving into rubber, peeling away a hidden design. As I described to a friend of mine who was interested in learning how to carve a stamp, the act of cutting into the rubber is very Zen-like and beats the heck out of having one of those tiny desktop-size Zen gardens with the tiny rakes. With carving, there is a sweet little product at the end. With the tiny Zen garden, you still just have a tiny box of sand.

Each stamped item has its own unique qualities due to its handmade nature. For me, this sort of unique quality is what makes handmade items so special...there will never be another just like it! The journals that I use are only the best - Moleskine (funny name and weird spelling, I know) cahier journals. The journals have visible sewn stitches down the spine, keeping the acid-free paper secure within the heavy duty but thin cardboard cover. An inner pocket on the back cover allows you to save a note or two, and the last 16 pages are detachable. This is a journal that is meant to be carried with you wherever you go!

In 2013, I began offering prints of some of my hand carved designs as well as my illustrations and photos. I can't tell you how long I have been wanting to do this! The prints are printed on 100% professional quality, acid-free paper using archival pigment inks.

When I am not lost in the world of creation or keeping up with my shop, you will likely find me curled up with a good book (we do a lot of reading in my house!), relaxing with my wonderful husband, walking through our woods, and/or laughing at the antics of our ridiculously entertaining dogs.

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My notebooks have been featured in Etsy's holiday lookbook, the Huffington Post, and Sweet Paul Magazine, as well as a variety of blogs kind enough to spotlight me.

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