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Allow me to introduce you to the latest project.

“Pee Wee Hermit: a mini zine of pictorialization and rumination”

This is the first official zine I’ve ever made. It will not be my last zine. But it will be the last first zine.

The best part: you can own one!

Just click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/186576405/pee-wee-hermit-a-mini-zine-of

PeeWee Hermit Mini Zine



Have a nice day!


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The Felt Lebowski

Since the advent of social media (read: facebook) in my life over the last half-dozen years, I find I cannot (or, rather, will not) with consistent regularity post on my trusty wordpress weblog. I may or may not have a resolution to try and change that in 2014.

Here is a snapshot of my first piece of the new year.

The Felt Lebowski

Felt Duderino, "if you're not into the whole brevity thing."

Felt Duderino, “if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”


He’s an improvised needle-felt endeavor, and he’s still a bit of a work in progress. But I finally got hands, feet, and clothes on him. So he’s in decent enough shape for me to take a pic, feel accomplished, and gently place him on the backburner for now.

Family and friends find him creepy. Rightly so. He’s a tiny human figure made out of wool. He might look cooler with some sun glasses. I’ll keep an eye out for a pair.

Happy New Year! Let’s make more art.



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Greetings, internets! 

Enough smalltalk, here’s the news:

  • www.melindafarrar.com has had a small facelift. That website is now an illustrated portal with links to all the places you can find things I do and make. Check it out.
  • My art page on patreon.com is going well. I have posted several patron-supported pieces, sent out hand-printed cards and art to all those who signed up in August, and I am posting new art this month. If you haven’t checked out what’s happening over at Patron, it’s pretty cool. Definitely check it out if you’re interested in supporting an independent artist and getting original artwork mailed to you in return. Click here.
  • I’ve got a few extra-handmade cards up on Etsy. I say “extra-handmade” because in addition to being letterpressed, they have either been colored with watercolors or hand-stitched with thread. Check ’em out here:


and here:


  • And, finally, here is a photo of two friends hanging out in my art studio. Miss Cloud and Tiny Robot #1. (polyfill, paper, sculpey, wire, love)
Insert technology joke about "the cloud" here, maybe.

Insert technology joke about “the cloud” here, maybe.

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Continuing the theme of checking things off my to-do list (the arts and crafts section), here is a snapshot of my latest creation. [an extended explanation of what this owl is all about can be found by clicking here at a link to a blog I’ve started but don’t feel like promoting].

It’s an improvised stitch job comprised of old clothes and fabric I’ve been saving for years.

Behold! The Night Owl.


My motto for April: keep on keepin’ on making things.

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I’m just checking something off my to-do list that has been neglected for the last 2 months: paint the last two frogs and finish the set. 

And so here they are. My frogs. I made them with sculpey and acrylic paint. I hope you find them ribbiting. 

Frog 3 Frog 2Frog 1



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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Some of the fruits of my letterpress labor have hit the virtual racks of my Etsy store.

Click this link and check it out: http://www.etsy.com/shop/melindafarrar

More designs are coming soon, but at least the Christmas cards are there.

Also, thanks to all the DreamWorkers who stopped by my booth at the Holiday Bazaar yesterday. It was the first year I had a professional-looking display rack (pictured below). I had a blast!

Card booth

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Gearing up

Today, I printed until the sun went down. I’m waiting on a few more plates to arrive, and then KABLAMMO! I’ll have a pile of new cards available just in time for the holidays.

I’m also letterpressing gift tags.

Stay tuned!


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