summer tees

Divine Feminine Altar sleeveless tee in dusty pink by Untold Imprint
Divine Fem & Buddha print sleeveless tees by Untold Imprint
Buddha Altar print tee by Untold Imprint
Buddha print in metallic gold ink on white t-shirt ~ hand printed by Untold Imprint

new Divine Feminine & Buddha Altar sleeveless tees. Summer was calling for a pink goddess and gold Buddha, so I answered the call. Sometimes it feels really uplifting to wear an empowering symbol – to express your spirit through color and meaningful imagery. These prints mean so much to me, and I've had so many people tell me that this altar series resonates with them as well. As a maker, there is nothing that brings me more happiness. 

Happy Summer everyone. Embrace your feminine power & light up the world. đź’•

june markets

Untold Imprint shop at an outdoor market.

Warm weather at last and my final three markets for the season are here! Please come out and say hello if you live nearby. I'll have market exclusives, and as always, my market pricing is reduced from my online prices to say THANK YOU for coming to visit me in person. 

  • Swarthmore Makers Market in Swarthmore, PA ~ June 3rd from 10 to 4 pm
  • Squam Art Fair in Holderness, NH ~ June 10th from 7:30 to 10 pm
  • Clover Market in Kennett Square, PA ~ June 18th from 10 to 5 pm

 

 

the comfort of old friends

moss covered walls of Central Park near The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

moss covered walls of Central Park near The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

exterior of The Metropolitan Museum of Art on a gray day.

exterior of The Metropolitan Museum of Art on a gray day.

The Little Fourteen-Year Old Dancer with The Dance Class and Dancers Practicing at the Barre, all by Edgar Degas.

The Little Fourteen-Year Old Dancer with The Dance Class and Dancers Practicing at the Barre, all by Edgar Degas.

detail of Mada Primavesi by Gustav Klimt.

detail of Mada Primavesi by Gustav Klimt.

High C (Forte Chanteuse) by Georges Seurat

High C (Forte Chanteuse) by Georges Seurat

The Album by Edouard Vuillard

The Album by Edouard Vuillard

Saint Mary Magdalene or Holy Woman | French 1500-1525

Saint Mary Magdalene or Holy Woman | French 1500-1525

detail of Nasturtiums with the Painting "Dance" by Henri Matisse.

detail of Nasturtiums with the Painting "Dance" by Henri Matisse.

The Tomb of the Horatii and Curiatii by Hercules Segers

The Tomb of the Horatii and Curiatii by Hercules Segers

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On a recent trip into New York to visit my niece, sister, and my dear friend from college, I took a few hours and spent them wandering around The Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a textile design student in NYC in the 1990s, I would go to the Met on a semi-regular basis with the help of student passes and their amazing 'pay what you wish' entrance fee. Some days I went just to see my favorite painting, which was The Album by Edouard Vuillard. I would sit in front of it for a while and then head home. What a luxury – to be able to have the time and easy distance, to visit this museum whenever my heart desired. Memories of those pre-internet days, when a glimpse of a favorite painting were not a keystroke away, are so dear to me. I loved that in order to research a textile or sculpture, I had to go in person to see it, and then spend hours in the library hand writing notes, which I would type into a finished paper on my little portable word processor. There was a great sense of adventure and satisfaction in the long process. I noticed on this recent visit, that while I still love The Album by Vuillard, it's not so much the painting that I love now, but the vivid memories of how it made me feel on my frequent visits. It's comforting seeing it and being in a place where I spent so much un-rushed time. It's like sitting with an old friend or visiting the home of a beloved relative where you spent content days as a child. Each time I visit The Met as an adult, I find new favorites and am struck by the peacefulness of a place that is always so crowded with people. If you're lucky enough to enter an empty gallery, as I did when I happened upon The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, the stillness and wonderment of being alone in the company of such awe-inspiring art, is a gift that feels bestowed directly from the artists themselves. 

screen print inspiration & process

photograph of fern used for print inspiration
watercolor painting of fern by Phoebe Stout of Untold Imprint
painting fern pattern with drawing fluid on printing screen - Untold Imprint
Fern cotton towel by Untold Imprint

Since I just shared some images of my block print process, I thought I'd post a few photos of my screen printing process this week. Much of my work is inspired by natural elements that I find on walks. The inspiration for this pattern was a beautiful fern I found in the swamps that border the lake. It measured about 24 inches in length and the finished printed pattern is the same scale. The photos above show my watercolor painting and the in-progress painting of the pattern on the screen with a liquid called drawing fluid. Drawing fluid masks the area of the screen that you'd like to print with so that when you cover the screen with screen filler, the drawing fluid can be washed away and the ink can pass through that area. These new cotton Fern towels will be available in my shop this week, along with another pattern that combines both processes of screen and block printing.

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