Welcome to Ruby Victoria Letterpress & printmaking

Here you will find photos of all my original hand carved linocut prints and letterpress printing.
A commercial printer by trade a printmaker by choice.
I specialize in original handcarved lino block prints with a bit of letterpress thrown in for good measure.
All printed on antique printing machines with that unmistakable bite into the paper that you can only get with letterpress printing

The work that I do is not created on a computer everything is hand drawn then hand carved out of lino then printed one impression at a time on my tabletop letterpress machine

I do not use polymer which limits me somewhat in regards to type but I love to use traditional methods in my printing that involve handset type and hand carved designs and I think this is what make my work totally Original and Unique to what other people are doing right now and it also meaning everything I make is an original work of art
I love what I do and love to share it with others that are interested


Monday, November 29, 2010

Hamilton Christmas market

while I was at the mothers market on the weekend I was approach by a lady asking if I would be interested in having a stall at the next Hamilton Christmas market held at the very beautiful Prospect Villa ,this Saturday the 4th of December from 11am till 4pm.

Of course I was thrilled to be invited and I am now working away to have enough stock to cater for this lovely market I can't wait to see these gardens .

Hamilton can be found 20 minutes drive past New Norfolk along the Lyell highway towards Queenstown, just follow the traffic signs.
There will be lots of beautiful stall to browse around a do some Christmas shopping and there will be face painting and pony rides for the kids and who can forget the magnificent gardens.

So if you aren't busy on Saturday and would like to spend a lovely day in one of Tasmania's most beautiful historical gardens please come along and spend the day with us it promises to be a memorable day.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Christmas Mothers Market, Home and hosed.

What a fantastic Couple of days I have had at the one off Christmas Mothers market, that was held today and last night in Battery Point Hobart .
thank you to all the incredibly talented stall holders and wonderful customers that came out to support us by purchasing our products and just coming out to have a look and see what is happening in the local handmade community .

mmm yummy organic honey and granola


Monday, November 15, 2010

It's sure looking alot like Christmas

It has been all stations go here with Christmas printing, getting ready for all the upcoming markets that I have been really looking forward to attending especially the Apron Design Market in Launceston at the Seaport,but unfortunately we wont be able to make the trip up to Launceston as we are having to do a short notice trip to Sydney to be with family

we are hoping to make it in time to still have our stall at The Market in Hobart at the Masonic Hall on Sunday so I hope you are all able to make it one or the other or both markets this coming weekend

I am a little bit disappointed about not being able to attend the inaugural apron design market as it is a brand spankin new market with a fantastic range of stall holders that i was really looking forward to meeting I also wont be able to hang all my handmade musical score stars that I have been making for the last couple of days, I think they have worked out pretty well and thought they would look lovely hung around the inside of the gazebo but unfortunately it wasn't to be this time around.

I hope that everyone that involved has a fabulous time and they make heaps of sales on both Friday evening and Saturday

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Home life Magazine

Wow how exciting my Jolly Santa tags have been featured in Home life magazine as part of their Christmas Issue ,s
See! there he is, hanging off the little white tree next to the red star if you would like to take a closer look just follow the link below
Santa tags here on etsy
or here at my
Madeit store

Monday, November 8, 2010

Linocut Prints by me *Narelle Badalassi* at Cube Art and Design

new works on show at cube art and design at the Salamanca art center from today until the 24th of November all works are for sale, there is also some of my older works there including my teacup and teapot series and a collection of my Christmas letterpress Stationery for sale so get down there and have a look and meet the lovely Jemima and Rebecca .

my tea series of prints showcased along side Rebecca Roths beautiful resin jewellery

my Japanese teapot linocut print

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday at the badalassi's

Today has been spent mostly outside in the garden with Allan mowing and whipper snippering and Ruby and I cleaned out the back courtyard and we went shopping for some new plants,
I thought it might make me feel like spending some more time out in the yard if I planted
some lovely new flowers and got Ruby in on the act.

We bought a couple of new daisy plants which I love, so simple, beautiful and you can't kill them pretty much, we also got some seed to plant just some easy growing nasturtiums,
some cottage garden mix and a punnet of Gazanias all fast growing
and easy to care for.
I got ruby some kids gardening tools and some very cute little gardening gloves as well as some new ones for me and we were set to get planting.

Last time I tried to get Ruby involved she pulled all the flowers off my strawberry plants so no fruit that time but the plants have really sprung to life again and have lots of lovely flowers so I am hoping to keep them safe from birds and Rubys.

I was surprise how much Ruby got into it really I thought she would get bored pretty fast
with it all but she didn't and wanted to go back out and do some more!
but alas the rain had other plans.
I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday too

Narelle x

Friday, November 5, 2010

Today had been another busy one with running around town picking up paper to print on and picking up flyers for my exhibition next week then back home to start printing again.

With all the Christmas Markets approaching It has been mayhem around here with printing and stocking up on products , but it looks to be all coming together nicely and I am really looking forward all the excitement of meeting all the happy shoppers in Launceston at the inaugural Apron designers market at the seaport and in Hobart at Salamanca market ,The Market and the Eastside Makers market , see the right hand column on this blog for detail about these markets

Today I have also been printing my very first bon voyage type card for a lovely customer from South Australia , I really like how these have turned out,I printed them with lead handset type with a lovely big wooden ampersand piece and some cute little ampersand tags that Bron is planning to tie onto little noodle boxes for the guests.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

exciting news!

As some of you might already know I have spent the last couple of weeks juggling Christmas orders and getting my new linocut works finished for my first solo exhibition of original printmaking and letterpress pieces at Cube Art and Design at the Salamanca Art Center.

There is not be an official opening for this exhibition but I would be sooooo happy if you would go take a look and maybe even purchase something from the show.
The show will be able to be see from the 8th of November and will be there till the 22nd of November

In other exhibition news I have been asked by the lovely Becky from the Richies mill, Providore gallery to exhibit some of my printing in their upcoming Christmas show "Feast for your eyes"
opening on the 12th of December so I better get crackin on some new work
take care everyone
Narelle x