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!

Psst… HELLO Giveaway

Lovely Jenn from A Merry Mishap is hosting a giveaway — share your “HELLO” moment and win my letterpress print!

My recent “hello” moment would be when my new dining table and my new couch came, and also, when my best friend had a fist boy and when I first saw his precious face! Don’t you love the “hello” moment?!


Live What You Love Special Edition 2010 #2 (GIVEAWAY!)

I printed Live What You Love Special edition earlier this year in light grey with hot pink heart and it was gone so fast and I’d been asked about it so much that I decided to print another batch… this time in grey with red heart! One of my favorite color combinations :) To show my appreciation for all of you lovely readers and my dear supporters, I am giving away one of this prints! Thank you always so very much!!

Scenes from the studio…

The first color printed… without the heart.

Now, place the linoleum heart in the right place…

Adjust the placement and the height of the linoleum by placing papers on the bottom…

and there! Makes me smile every time :)

and here is the final product: Live What You Love Special Edition in Gray with Red Heart

To enter, please leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite color combination — 2 colors, please — by midnight EDT on Monday, May 17th and I will pick a winner and announce one next week!

You can be anywhere in the world, I will ship it to anywhere if you win :) Also, if you tweet about it (@hijirik) or if you mention about it on your blog, that gets you more entries — make sure to tell me by leaving another messages so I can count that, too! GOOD LUCK!! A big HEART to you all!! <3<3<3

Montague Giveaway

One of my favorite photographers, Amy at Montague is having a giveaway! Just comment on her post and you are entered to win her beautiful calendar for year 2010!


Check out her gorgeous photos on montague, too… sigh… so pretty…

Wednesday morning inspiration… I’m inspired…