Thursday, November 13, 2014
"Are you SERIOUSLY telling me you don't know about the Red Prairie Press instagram account?" - Me, to anyone who seriously doesn't know about our instagram account.
Let's get real, people.
As we Americans creep closer to holiday season, and we retailers creep holiday season ever-more-encompasingly into your the entire year (as is the Retailer Best Friends Club of America* master plan for world dominance)... I was thinking that the real way to apologize about all that is to give things away to you right before the Holidays... so you can regift it to someone you like... or rather, someone you like, but don't "LIKE like"... on whom you don't want to spend money. So I will start giving things away. Once a week right after Thanksgiving, through our instagram account!
Holiday Giveaways. You've heard of that! You probably also heard that it's usually just a sneaky way to get your email address, or get your follow on social media.
It definitely is.
I want you to follow us, that's the deal.
But I want that because I believe you'll like what we have to show you, and because the prizes are real, and awesome, and handmade. And because that defines the term win-win.
In conclusion, if you SERIOUSLY think you shouldn't follow @redprairiepress on instagram... then don't. But you won't get free stuff and all your friends will know things that you don't know, and they'll see more photos of our cat, our studio, and our new offerings than you will.
And you'll feel pretty bad about yourself, because I'm talking about a very. cute. cat.
*There is no longer a club called the Retailer Best Friends Club of America. I couldn't find anyone to join.
Posted by Red Prairie Press at 10:59 AM
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Well, somehow it's already fall, and the leaves are pretty, hats and coats are out, and we found ourselves full of warm soup and carving pumpkins last night while we watched the end to another world series and tried to form stronger opinions on the Maryland primaries with our neighbors and decide who to vote for in offices we don't understand. In other words... sounds of the season.
Our first winter craft fair in Philly next weekend (November 8 & 9) is the perfect way to enjoy fall and feel superior to the lazy slobs who do their holiday shopping in December (us, for instance).
Plus, you get to visit the Philadelphia Armory, which is a creepy cool building, and maybe these squirrels will be there shopping too... hard to say for certain. They look busy.
New dresses, pullovers, tees, scarves, and the whole shebang with be with us, and because armories don't really have heat... we'll drink any hot drink you deliver us!
Thank you in advance, you best friend ever!!!!
November 8 & 9
Posted by Red Prairie Press at 10:34 AM
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Everyone's favorite Baltimore Animation Screening is this Friday night, and just in case you thought we didn't do enough screen printing during the week, Phil and I spent last weekend at Baltimore Print Studios pulling about 100 of these 3 color SWEATY EYEBALLS posters to hang around town for Baltimore's college students to steal for their dorm rooms and bachelor pads.
In case you missed seeing a poster, the prominent info is on social media, where info I post can be both stolen by evildoers AND simultaneously viewed by the masses! Hooray!
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational
October 17, 7:30pm
Maryland Institute College of Art Brown Center
Posted by Red Prairie Press at 3:52 PM
Thursday, October 2, 2014
When I caught wind a few weeks ago that the artist behind one of my favorite murals in Baltimore was coming to town from Brooklyn to do a temporary pop-up project down by Lexington Market, I knew I'd want to be involved. Stephen Powers (of ICY SIGNS) along with a crew of talented sign painters has moved into a small space on Paca St. and for the last few weeks, has been doing a really great outreach project, making hand painted enamel signs for Baltimore businesses.... free of charge. If you've driven down 295 and peered toward Second Chance, you'll see some of the bigger signs they've been working on, but Red Prairie Press requested a smaller more mobile one since we don't yet have a permanent location. I am so grateful to have something so special to represent my own work, made by artists I respect so entirely. You can check out the genius of Stephen Power's work through his instagram account: HERE.
Posted by Red Prairie Press at 4:44 PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Technically I won't be at my neighborhood's street festival this weekend, as we're taking a much needed couple days off and heading to see family in New Hampshire. Ahhhhhhhh fresh air.... but it doesn't mean we're not there in spirit, or that we didn't have a small hand in the planning (ok, we didn't plan one bit, but we made this sweet poster & tshirt, which you can purchase exclusively at the fair on Sunday)...
Abell Community Street Festival
3000-3200 blocks of Abell Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218
12-5pm Sunday, September 21
Posted by Red Prairie Press at 1:31 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Now I'm re-packing, frantically re-printing, and cleaning up the studio as I go, to get ready for Renegade Brooklyn - this weekend in Bushwick! 9/13-14 from 11am-6pm, you'll find us at booth #22!
Posted by Red Prairie Press at 11:11 AM
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
I am working out a way to write a more cohesive account of my experience with this project, and would love to hear other people's experience dipping toes into the realm of product production outside the indie studio experience. A truly fascinating journey it's been so far, and I look forward to sharing my souvenirs!
Frantically printing this week, and crossing my fingers that our Baltimore factory will be finished sewing in time with the rest of these ASAP.
Posted by Red Prairie Press at 1:30 PM