About the Design:
I carved this block to make gifts for my daughter’s teachers, who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic to awaken and inspire love of learning in their kids. I also think this would make a great piece for a mental health professional, or hanging in a little girl’s bedroom. When I was making this piece, I had the idea of "growth mindset" in mind, as well as the overall fertility of our minds.
This particular print is made from a hand carved “soft kut” printmaking block.
The interior area of this artwork measures approximately 9 Inches wide by 9 inches tall.
Includes a custom cut, acid free matboard and backing board which measures 12x12 on the exterior and will fit into widely available standard frames.
The thick, archival printmaking paper used is sustainably forested, and made using 100% wind energy during the manufacturing process.
The inks used are all made right here in beautiful NC :)
Each print is numbered and signed in pencil by me.
All New South limited edition blocks are limited to less than 100 imprints, including all editions and artist proofs, ensuring that every piece is special.
About New South Pattern House:
At New South Pattern House, my priority is to deliver the most environmentally friendly and high quality products possible. I have thoroughly researched everything from my inks to my packaging materials so that you can relax and shop with the confidence that I have put in the work to deliver ethically sound art pieces that will last for years to come. Here are a few of the highlights:
All shipping/packaging materials are 100% compostable and/or recyclable
All block prints made in a solvent free studio
All paper used is both acid free, and sustainably produced, prioritizing sustainable forestry practices, and renewable energy manufacturing.
Prints are made to order or in small batches, reducing studio paper waste
About Block Printing:
Block prints often have slight textures and variations in the finished products. I think that's why I love them-- each one is special. Please be aware that, while I aim for consistency within each edition, there may be slight variations with each print and colors may differ from your computer screen.
Shipping and Production:
Please allow up to a week of time for your artwork to be printed and to dry thoroughly. If you need a faster turnaround time, message me and I'll do my best to accommodate you.
My mother purchased this for me at a local craft fair last year as a Christmas gift. The artist was a delight to talk to and this piece especially called to my ADHD brain. I’ve finally got it framed and it’s the perfect thing to greet me in my entryway. Thank you for your fabulous art.
This print is such a unique beauty! It is hanging in my dance and yoga studio where it is admired by people of all ages!
Life of the mind, Hand Pulled limited edition Block Print, Growth Mindset Teacher Gift with 12x12 Mat
Such a beautiful piece! Came quickly and packaged perfectly.