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BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF / Letterpress Art Print / 12x18
BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF / Letterpress Art Print / 12x18
BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF / Letterpress Art Print / 12x18

BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF / Letterpress Art Print / 12x18

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BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF / Letterpress Art Print / 12x18 / Cotton Blossom Press

This print is letterpress wall art, handmade on a Vandercook printing press. This is a handmade original print. It features an excerpt from the poem “Desiderata” by Max Ehrman. Text is hand lettering. Art is hand drawn. 

This print has a tactile texture from the letterpress impression on cotton paper. It is suitable for framing and makes great wall art. Fits any standard 12"x18" frame. 

My home studio is located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This print was inspired by the joy of living in Appalachia and appreciation of all the life that flourishes here. 

Method of Production:
1.) Original design is created using a mixture of hand drawing and digital layout techniques.
2.) The design is made into a physical, three-dimensional, photopolymer printing plate.
3.) Rubber based ink is applied the the rollers of a Vandercook Printing Press built c. 1960s.
4.) Cotton paper is fed by hand, then physically cranked over the printing plate, thus imprinting the image onto the paper.
5.) Step 4 is repeated for each run of the press.

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The excerpt from the poem Desiderata by Max Ehrmann:

Beyond a wholesome discipline, 
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, 
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, 
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

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