Hi, my name is Bec and I am so excited that you have found my website! Please read on to find out a little more about me.
I live in Victoria, Australia. Where I live with my husband Jason and our dog Sabi.
Being born into an artistic family there was always a good chance that I was going to end up doing something creative. After I finished studying graphic design I wasn't sure it was what I wanted to do as a career. So after many years of doing different things, (design, fashion buying and retail, hospitality and even quality assurance in the food industry) I was very thrilled when I found something that truly excited me and inspired me to get back to what I actually studied for, this being Letterpress printing.
It was by chance that I came across this enchanting printing process. I think I was checking out 'Blogs' at work one day (clearly bored with what I was doing) and came across an article on Letterpress printing. I was hooked straight away. I had always been interested in printmaking, as I have done many classes at the 'Australian Print Workshop' in Melbourne. I suggested to Jase that it would be cool to try and find one so I could do some stuff on the side. He was a little reluctant at first, however he finally gave in (like all good husbands). In late 2008 my first 'Heidelberg' Letterpress (which I have name "Mike", as "Mike 1966" is scribed into the back of the press) was delivered and carefully moved into our garage.
After months of getting to know 'Mike' and the art of Letterpress printing, I began doing some invitations for friends and family. Now, I am doing this full time and Jase has left his career after fifteen years to help with the business. (I think the real reason he left was that he was concerned with the amount of time I was spending with Mike.) So in 2009 'Peace, Love and Letterpress' was formed.
I have been busy designing all of our pieces, whilst Jase has been keeping house. I am lucky I have married a man that loves to cook, I cannot remember the last time I cooked a meal! He has also been setting up all of our systems (the boring stuff!), so that our clients receive nothing but the best from us.
Our site was launched in July 2010, offering 'Greeting Cards', 'Personal Stationery' and 'Wedding Invites'. We will continue to release new pieces as we go and introduce some new product lines in the future. Please go to our blog 'Hippie at Heart' to see what we are up to and about any new releases.
We hope that you enjoy and love our products as much as we do. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more about us or our designs.
Bec, Jase & Sabi