7.28.2009

The Lovely Gwen Frostic





Set deep in the woods in northern Michigan, lies Presscraft Press, a little gem of a shop containing the works of artist Gwen Frostic, a linoleum block carving artist who passed away in 2001. Luckily, her shop is still open, and sells her affordable and adorable simple carvings, printed with an old fashioned printing press, on cards, stationary, invitations, books and many other items. My family has a little cottage on Lake Michigan not too far from her shop, and it is one of my favorite places to visit every summer when I'm there. Her cards were recently featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, and just have a classic and vintage feel to them you can't get any where else. If you're interested, check out this video, a short tribute to Gwen and the work she created.
The shop is located at 5140 River Road, Benzonia, Michigan, 49616. The shop can be reached at (231) 882-5505. It is worth a trip if you're ever in the area!
Top Picture from Martha Stewart Weddings Dot Com.
All Other Photos from Gwen Frostic's Facebook Page.

1 comment :

  1. Ooh, love that top photo! Your blog is looking great. :)

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