Live What You Love by Kathleen

Kathleen of Trowel and Paintbrush has posted her lovely Live What You Love print on her blog today and I just had to share! LOVE the bold black frame with such cute flowers, made me smile, thank you so much, Kathleen, for sharing!

I remember talking to her in the emails and she told me that she is happy to be painting again and her new year’s resolution is to paint a little every day. I asked if I could see her paintings someday and there they are, lots of beautiful paintings on her blog!

It’s always really awesome to know that one of my prints has been loved so much by such a talented artist :) Thank you!!

Giveaway at Simply Grove

Pssssst. Great giveaway is going on over at Simply Grove… you win two things…

One is a cashmere and wool necklace designed and created by Elise Vaughn of Brass Razoo. (so cute!)

And another one is my Live What You Love letterpress poster!!!

Go over there and enter now! GOOD LUCK!!

**My giveaway entry is ending tonight**

New: Let’s Do This! Letterpress Print and Giveaway

I’m so excited that I have new prints to share! “Let’s Do This!” letterpress print :) Sometimes, when I need a little motivation to get my work done, I tell myself “Let’s do this!!!” so I wanted to print this for a while, not just for myself, but also to share with the world. I hope you like it and get motivated with this print! and read until the end for a giveaway!!

Typesetting on Vandercook press:

Adjusting the placement and impression…

Always love the blind impression, too…


print! Hot off the press — black one:

and pink one:

and here it is!

Let’s Do This! Letterpress Print 11×14 Black (limited edition of 30!):

Let’s Do This! Letterpress Print 11×14 Pink (limited edition of only 10!!):

And yes, I am giving away one of the Let’s Do This! black prints to a lucky winner! To enter, just comment on this post with where you think you would place this print by Thursday, October 7th midnight EDT and the winner will be randomly picked and announced on Friday, October 8th. Tweet mention also gives you one entry, make sure to come back to this post and tell me or use @hijirik, please.

GOOD LUCK, everyone! xo Hijiri


We have a winner!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Radhika Ganorkar who commented:

My first instinct it to put it up above my desk but on second thought i’d hang it either on door to the exercise room or in the kitchen, because cooking and cleaning up after needs a lot of motivation!
ps- i just tweeted! [@rganorkar]

I hope this will motivate your cooking and/or cleaning :)

and thank you so much for everyone who took your time to think about where you’d place this print, it was fun to see your comments! Thank you so much!

Elle Decor UK

Lovely Jen from Made by Girl told me about that my Live What You Love letterpress print has been in the Elle Decor UK magazine April issue a while ago and also, my friend Susan mentioned the same thing to me… but when I went to a bookstore to see it in my eye, the new issue was already out and so I thought I totally missed it…

and Jen just sent me the page — she found in her hard drive! Yes, it’s my print in this sleek kitchen! Yay!

(Click the image to see larger)

Thank you so much, Jen!! xo

p.s Does anyone out there have this April issue that you are done with and that I can have?? That would be awesome if you do! Let me know.