Hamsa Notecards

The artworks on these cards are relief prints - a bolder, more graphic look than the papercuttings in the previous post.

Nature Notecards

Just got some notecards printed up - here are the nature inspired black & whites...

RISD Craft 2016

I participated in a craft show last weekend at my old alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design. I'm so glad my sister Karen agreed to help me out (along with my daughter and her son who are 9 and 10 respectively). Not only was it way more fun to have the company, but I actually needed the help since my booth was busy ALL DAY LONG! This was a huge surprise to me based on the previous three craft shows I'd done earlier in the year (which were a big yawn), and I am now left with a small amount of hope for some future success in the craft show market.

What was especially nice to see was that there's a market out there for my newer work (which is mostly black and white). If you take a look at my last blog post, you can read about the project from which they born... but if you'd rather not, all you need to know is that they are cut-paper illustrations made from black origami paper and a white pen. Below you'll find some of my favorites.

Of course, in all the hectic happiness, I neglected to get a picture of my booth. Luckily,  this photo of my wares was posted on instagram by Print Club Ltd. shortly after the show (check out founder/artist Elizabeth Corkery's beautiful handmade silkscreen prints here). Thanks for the photo Elizabeth!

I'm currently preparing to show my work at the Glen Rock Farmers Market on October 23rd, right here in Glen Rock, NJ! I'm especially excited to be a part of this because it was started in part by my friend Alison, who brings a positive vibe to all that she does. If you live in the area, I hope you can stop by and check it out, and if you do, be sure to come by my stand and keep me company for a little while...

Nature Baby Quilt

When I was pregnant with my first child, I started working on his baby blanket while he was still in utero and finished it within the same 9 months. For my second child, I patched one together after he was born and completed it before he was out of diapers. My third child, who is currently 9, just received her baby blanket this year. Luckily, once I got around to starting the project, it took very little time to complete. I had already made the design (which had been inspired by my daughter to begin with). The illustrations I make are, for the most part, structured on a grid, which lends itself perfectly to the medium of quilting. All I needed to do was get the image printed onto fabric, layer it on batting and backing, and sew. 

vicky katzman baby quilt

If you have a third child coming into your life and can't find the time to piece together a quilt top, try using a cheater quilt top (which is what this is). If you like the one pictured above, you can find it in my Spoonflower shop. I'd recommend printing it onto the Kona cotton, which is what I did. One yard contains the entire design and costs about $19. When you look at the design you'll notice that the grid of images is 4 squares high by 5 squares wide. I wanted to make more of a square shaped quilt, so I trimmed off the first row. Maybe I'll use the extra fabric for a pillow top at some point, but for now, I'm just happy that my daughter loves her new baby quilt. 

vicky katzman lap quilt