All posts by Roberta G. Wax

Backstage Pass: The Art of Letterpress

The thick, cushy paper, deep tactile impression, and crisp design of a letterpress print demands to be touched, held, and stroked. No wonder letterpress printing, despite the higher cost, is in high demand for invitations and stationery. Even die-hard tech enthusiasts are embracing this tactile art form. Cara Underwood, founder of Underwood Letterpress in San…

The Ups and Downs of the Artist Loft Life

Most artists agree that living with your art 24/7 in a live/work space is both a blessing and a curse. The ability to work at any hour, be surrounded by your art, ditch a commute, and share resources and inspiration with other artists is the benefit of a live/work space. But these spaces are sometimes…

Handmade Watercolor: A Backstage Pass with Jennifer Pfeiffer

For watercolor artist—and watercolor creator—Jennifer Pfeiffer, art has always been about color: rich reds, dazzling blues, and sun-kissed yellows. She loves not only using color, but also creating color. Now she gets her color fix by making and selling handmade watercolors. Pfeiffer’s color infatuation began when she was a glass blower, watching dry pigments bloom into…