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Stephanie Burrows

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Stephanie Burrows

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The Simple Beauty of Block Printing

I have to say that I just about stumbled upon block printing, and I'm so glad I did! Since discovering block printing back in 2010, my days (and my kitchen) have been consumed with vats of ink, stacks of paper, and numerous lino-carving blocks and tools.

Chirping Bird Press started out as a simple concept...to offer one-of-a kind- prints to my customers. The beauty of nature has always been alive in my work. I've always dabbled in paper goods, and I first started out doing letterpress with my tabletop printing press (hence the name "Chirping Bird Press"). Not getting the results I longed for, my journey eventually led me to block printing. I loved how I could use ink with very little cleanup, and I liked how I could use water-based ink, making it super friendly on the environment (as I didn't have to use chemicals to clean my tools).

There really is nothing more satisfying than spending hours carving out an image, covering it with a layer of ink, and pressing the inked block onto paper. Images seem to come alive at the end of the process. So why do I love block printing? Because it's my passion...I couldn't imagine doing anything else :0)

A majority of the illustrations are by my awesome artist friend, Shaye Boddington

All blocks are lovingly carved by me :0)

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