I grew up in Moosomin, Saskatchewan and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba after high school. I did a history degree and then worked in various restaurants for a few years, before doing a year in a social work position at a women's centre. It was during that year that I took a Youth Outreach program in printmaking run by Martha St. Studio in downtown Winnipeg. We learned lino cut, copper etching, monoprinting, and screen printing. It was absolutely fantastic! I was thrilled to discover these very old, but new to me, techniques. I have rented space at Martha St. on many occasions since doing the course, but after a move to Yorkton, SK in 2015 I found myself without a printing press. This is a fabulous piece of equipment that makes printing an edition run efficient and (relatively) easy. In the winter of 2017, I was able to purchase a press made by Thomas Presses out in the Comox Valley, BC (see my pictures and a link to Tom's website on the Making Lino Cut page). It is an excellent press and serves me very well! Now I am able to work very productively, when I make space around my job as Library Technician and Education Assistant at a nearby elementary school, as well as being a mom, partner and generally busy person!
I want to acknowledge and send love to my partner Travis, my son Milo, and all my friends and family who have been supportive of my printmaking adventures. Thanks everyone!!