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folk heart

Letterpress Folk Heart print by Dutch Door Press — been eying on it forever and today, March 17th, 100% of proceeds go to American Red Cross for Earthquake and Tsunami Relief effort in Japan! They have so many lovely prints and cards, if you need some letterpress fix, please go over there now!

Another lovely heart I found — Cherry Blossom Heart print by This Paper Ship. Do you see Japan shape in the heart? 90% of the proceeds go to the American Red Cross’s aid effort in Japan.

Hoping all of our hearts go out to Japan…

Hearts for Haiti

Hearts for Haiti, beautiful papier-mâché hearts by West Elm. I couldn’t help but sharing this morning.

Handcrafted by the artisans of Caribbean Craft, an artisan’s collaborative in Port au Prince, Haiti, these whimsical ornaments make a bright, festive statement suspended in multiples in a window or displayed in a bowl. Best of all, 10% of the proceeds of each sale goes back to the HAND/EYE Fund to benefit the artisans behind the hearts.

It’s free shipping, too, I might buy few… and send my hearts to Haiti…

Meet (almost) My New-Old Press

Here she is! The Golding Pearl Old Style No.3, that is! She has been in the process of being restored at the Arm and almost ready to come home to my studio. When I visited the Arm, I got to meet her and she was so beautiful, I can’t wait to print with her!

The room was a bit dark so the photos didn’t come out well, but this is the Golding Pearl Old Style Press No.3:

with the heart-shaped treadle!!

The flywheel is gorgeous, too.

I was so excited that I had to share! :)

I have to rearrange my studio space a bit so I can welcome her soon… can’t wait!!

Wishing You a Happy New Year…

This will be my last post of the year 2010… ((How fast did 2010 fly away? Was that a year ago already?!)) It’s been another great year here at Heartfish, thank you so much for visiting and sharing your thoughts, all your sweet words, cheers, smiles… everything! It really means a lot to me (happy tears) :)

It’ll be 3 years in January since I started this blog and I am launching a new letterpress company, Heartfish Press (have you signed up our mailing list yet?) then, too, so I think I’d like to stay focus on design inspirations even more next year… will have a fresh new look, new weekly posts etc. I can’t wait for you to see!

((Live What You Love 2011 Special Edition is on its way…))

We are driving up today to Cape Cod, Massachusetts to celebrate the new year’s day with our lovely friends :) Wishing you a very happy and exciting New Year… May 2011 be filled with joy, love and creativity!

I will see you all next Monday — that’ll be in 2011! Happy New Year :)