Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Open House Friday at Strong Heart Press & Studio

This past Saturday, local paper and letterpress artist Sarah Strong (pictured) held a Handmade Ornament-Making Workshop at her sweet studio, Strong Heart Studio and Press on Limestone Street. Four villagers took part in the fun workshop, each of us creating our own unique set of mini-lanterns that can be attached to a bulb on a string of mini-lights.

I remember this ornament-making craft from elementary school but Sarah added a contemporary twist. Sarah's workshops are rejuvenating and relaxing. Her studio, set back from the street, is rustic and cozy with a wood-burning stove. She's a nurturing and welcoming hostess. Participants laugh and talk and eat and share stories but sometimes there's long stretches of silence as we each get involved in the gluey, messy, creative process.

I highly recommend her workshops -- for yourself or as a gift. Sarah is a nurturing instructor and consistently presents a project that is very forgiving -- perfect for newbies and those who feel they are all thumbs when it comes to art projects. Whether it's handmade journals or cards, paper lanterns or ornaments, the results are always beautiful. I leave her workshops feeling rested and restored.

This Friday, as part of Third Weekend Fling, Sarah will have an Open House at her Studio. It's a perfect time to check out the space and ask her about her Girls Night Out events. Guests will also have the opportunity to make holiday cards.

Friday, December 16, 5-9 p.m.

Hear the BUZZ of the Letterpress!
Print your own Complimentary New Year 2012 Card!
Drink Wine, Eat Cheese, Warm Yourself by the FIRE.
Shop Handmade Original Gifts.

JOIN THE PARTY!! See you there!

Look for the Sign---
Strong Heart Press & Studio
143 1/2 E. Limestone St., Yellow Springs, OH