An Artistic (Home) Life: The Little Friends of Printmaking

An Artistic (Home) Life: The Little Friends of Printmaking

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Janel Laban
Sep 17, 2009

Midwest printmaking superstars (and married couple) Melissa and JW Buchanan are best known under their collaborative moniker, The Little Friends of Printmaking. We've long been fans of their work - it's upbeat, detailed, colorful and 100% identifiable as theirs - in other words, they've got a good signature style going on.

We were thrilled to see an interview with them at Grain Edit, where they discuss their work. And, very perfectly timed for our "Art, Craft and Collections" month, they also give a peek at their home and studio in Milwaukee and let us know what daily life is like for hardworking artists.

According to the interview, a typical day is a busy one:
JW: We get up around 10am, do our best to answer emails and take any calls we have to take, and we work until past midnight. I try to take a bike ride, if I can, before the sun goes down. That's about it. I never leave the house. Come and get me, burglars.

Melissa: We also have food breaks occasionally. We print something every weekend. We used to try to print a small amount every night, but I started dreading it so we backed off a bit.

  • Check out the full post (and lots of wonderful images!) right here at Grain Edit.

  • More info on the Little Friends of Printmaking can be found right here and their shop is right here.

    Via: Grain Edit

    Images: C.Taylor, Grain Edit

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