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Featured Seller: 1canoe2

Dec 20, 2010

by 1canoe2

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.

We’re Beth Snyder and Carrie Shryock, and we make up the letterpressing duo 1canoe2. Our shop name comes from our years of dreaming up big ideas around a campfire and floating down a spring-fed Missouri river in a canoe. Two girls, one canoe. And we like how it sounds. We met sometime around the fifth grade, when we were both in the gifted program at our rural school. This mostly involved doing geeky logic problems, eating a two-cookie-per-day ration, and designing sets for creativity competitions. While this sounds incredibly cool, we actually did get to develop some pretty fun skills. We both come from very supportive, hardworking, fun families. Without their encouragement, we would never be where we are today.

Fast forward through high school art classes, college at the University of Missouri, and living 1100 miles away from each other. Years later we put down roots back home where our families live in Missouri, which means lots of corn fields. When our big red barn was built in 1999, we joked about having an art business in the loft on the third floor. We ended up doing just that, even though all those years ago we didn’t know what a letterpress was. We discovered it’s the perfect combination of art and design and getting our hands dirty. Really, really dirty.

FS_canoie_1.jpgApart from creating things, what do you do?

Beth: During the day, I’m the art director for a national farming magazine where I do lots of graphic design, photography and layouts. Aside from work, I watch movies with my husband, take walks with our little brown dog, Walter, and usually work some more. We’re expecting our first child in January, so a lot of time will soon be going toward that venture. I also like to cook, eat, and read books.

Carrie: I’m an art teacher to about 650 elementary school kids, which is an adventure, to say the least. I spend my day waist deep in Elmer’s glue, tempera paint and construction paper. I’m inspired every day by their work, and I could fill a book with funny stories from my classroom. Outside of school, I love doing anything outdoors — running and biking on the trails in and around Columbia, where I live. I also love watching Mizzou basketball!

What first made you want to become an artist?

Beth: I remember doing art lessons from a drawing book with my mom when I was really little. My sister and I spent a lot of hours playing in refrigerator boxes, with me laboriously drawing patterned wallpaper and matching furnishings. I’m coming around slowly to accepting the possibility that I could actually be a true artist and support myself and my family.

Carrie: I can’t remember a day when I didn’t love to sit down with some blank paper and some pens. My great-grandpa was a painter and photographer, and my grandma is an artist as well. If you go into any house in the community where I grew up you will probably see one of her paintings or something that she created.

Please describe your creative process.

As a duo, we really play well together. We come up with an idea for a project while running our presses or having a dinner “business meeting.” We go home and sketch for a week or two, then get back together in person to edit the sketches and talk about colors. We use the computer as a layout and planning tool, but it’s very important that our letterpressing is primarily hand-drawn. We think it’s what makes us different.

We get plastic or metal plates made from our drawings, and they look remarkably like our original sketchbook versions. Our plates are made by Boxcar Press, and we can’t speak highly enough of their customer service. When the plates come in, we meet at the barn (usually on a Saturday), which is halfway between our homes, and spend a couple of hours cutting paper, mixing paint colors from our Pantone swatch book, and lining everything up on the press. Each and every print goes into the beast by hand, and is pulled out once for every color, creating a beautiful, handmade product. It’s not always precision-perfect, but we like it that way.

FS_canoe_2.jpgWhat handmade possession do you most cherish?

Beth: I have several quilts made by my mom and other family members. For me, it’s really the memory of having my mom and dad making little things for me when I needed them. I always knew they could figure out a solution. I remember my dad meticulously gluing together a huge dollhouse kit, and let’s not forget all 1,000+ wooden recipe card boxes he made for our shop last year! My mom used to sew outfits for me to match my Cabbage Patch doll. That was the best!

Carrie: A couple of years ago my grandma gave me an easel that belonged to her dad, my great-grandpa. He built it himself and would take it out into the pasture or along a creek bank to use when he painted. I haven’t really used it much, but I have it in my studio space. I like that it has paint drips all over it in different colors — remnants of his paintings.

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?

Etsy takes a serious commitment, in terms of interest. It’s hard to keep up with what’s new, what works, and what sells. It’s important to take time to research and snoop around in your favorite shops. You have to list your items at strategic times and do your best to be involved with the community. I personally don’t have tons of time for cruising the Forums, but I do think they can get you some exposure that might lead to being featured in a Treasury or noticed by Etsy. It’s all kind of a snowball effect.

Here’s the inevitable advice to “take good photos,” but it’s also important to make something unique! Take the time to research what the market is missing and then make it! Find outside traffic generators (blogs, etc.) and contact them about featuring you.

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?

I love, love, love Favorites and seeing what other artist’s favorites are. I also love the Spotlight features on the Blog.

I’d love to have shipping options for the buyer and the ability to purchase an Etsy-wide gift certificate.

How do you promote your work?

We submit new work to several of our favorite blogs. We’ve been really lucky that several magazines and stores have contacted us out of the blue, just because they’ve seen our work on Etsy. We also use Facebook, Twitter and have our own blog.

In ten years, where would you like to be?

Beth: In a dream world, we’d draw all day in a window-filled studio, and take a company canoe trip every year on one of the beautiful Ozark Scenic Waterways that run through SouthernMissouri.

Carrie: I think we share the same dream of being able to work full-time on 1canoe2. I’d also add that our window-filled studio would have a canoe hanging from the ceiling. I’ve envisioned that from the beginning.

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236 comments

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 6 years ago

    Looks like a big mess, but Im sure its fun. Congrats on the article.

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    What beautiful letterpress! I hope you are both designing in that window filled studio soon ;) Congrats on the well deserved feature!

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 6 years ago

    I would love to see a video of your process....

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 6 years ago

    beautiful shop! congrats on the feature.

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 6 years ago

    Wonderful friendship story, and of course you had me at letterpress.

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 6 years ago

    Love the idea that your studio is in a barn. Very cool. You are two very creative gals with a great attitude. Congrats and much success!

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 6 years ago

    The friendship aspect of the interview got me too.

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    Great interview girls! Beautiful shop :)

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Love your work! Congrats =)

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop said 6 years ago

    Some really awesome work! Congrats!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work, I really like the personality your work has since you do it all by hand! Fab, congrats on getting featured : )

  • BELLACOSAART

    BELLACOSAART said 6 years ago

    very cool, like this shop fun to see you in your work space with the printer

  • EstateByRobin

    EstateByRobin said 6 years ago

    Beautiful, original work! I love that everything is hand drawn. Thanks for the good tips too.

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 6 years ago

    Wonderful work! Congratulations!

  • memake

    memake said 6 years ago

    Excellent feature. Love their work!

  • LeslieGallery

    LeslieGallery said 6 years ago

    great story! love the virginia design.

  • ArtemisiaAtelier

    ArtemisiaAtelier said 6 years ago

    Go Letterpress!

  • jewelrybyjackie

    jewelrybyjackie said 6 years ago

    Great interview, fantastic work!!! Congrats on your success Beth & Carrie!

  • hattieshouse

    hattieshouse said 6 years ago

    I LOVE your work...congrats on your success!!!!!

  • DesiCloe

    DesiCloe said 6 years ago

    beautiful feature and amazing shop! Congratulations!

  • SugarCubeGirl

    SugarCubeGirl said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • ljfletch

    ljfletch said 6 years ago

    Yay! I've bought from you guys before, it's a great product and I love that it's hand made!

  • TurnOfPhrase

    TurnOfPhrase said 6 years ago

    I LOVE 1canoe2, I have bought gorgeous work from this wonderful team time and again. So glad to finally see a feature on this amazing shop!

  • StemDesigns

    StemDesigns said 6 years ago

    great story....and your work is awesome! There's nothing like doing what you love, and to do it with a childhood friend makes even more precious.

  • mehoward54

    mehoward54 said 6 years ago

    Beth: I just hung up a couple of ornaments on my Christmas tree from your first business when you were still in school! I love the dream of your window-filled studio; I see it happening.

  • enagyfy

    enagyfy said 6 years ago

    Love your work!!

  • Nikifashion

    Nikifashion said 6 years ago

    Nice story and great work!

  • terrymillsphoto

    terrymillsphoto said 6 years ago

    We loved reading about you and your Etsy shop. It is always inspiring to readi others stories.

  • postroadvintage

    postroadvintage said 6 years ago

    I've admired your stuff since I first heard of Etsy.. you gals are awesome! Keep up the great work :)

  • 5280bliss

    5280bliss said 6 years ago

    i love your creations! fun and unique! ♥ shirley

  • shopbobbi

    shopbobbi said 6 years ago

    Great interview. Very nice products!

  • heartsandbows494

    heartsandbows494 said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! Your shop looks wonderful. May all your dreams come true! :)

  • amberike

    amberike said 6 years ago

    Pretty stuff!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 6 years ago

    You girls look like you have so much fun!!

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 6 years ago

    That must be so much fun to have an Etsy shop with your best friend! Hope you get that window-filled studio soon, and congratulations on all your success!

  • bienaimebeloved

    bienaimebeloved said 6 years ago

    so cute!!!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 6 years ago

    great items. fun story. :)

  • birdyloo

    birdyloo said 6 years ago

    great story and fabulous stuff!

  • SacredRiverDesigns

    SacredRiverDesigns said 6 years ago

    great feature...love the write-up! keep up the wonderfully creative work!!!

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 6 years ago

    lovely shop and great story!! xox

  • phyllisandhazel

    phyllisandhazel said 6 years ago

    Ugggghhhh letterpressed things are sooo cute. Congratulations on your feature! Your work is beautiful!

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 6 years ago

    Enough money to afford health insurance, isn't that every artists dream? I don't dream of fancy cars or luxury items, just health insurance with dental too!

  • gizmofiberarts

    gizmofiberarts said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • kawaiiktsch

    kawaiiktsch said 6 years ago

    great work! Love the bicycle print!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    What a great story and the name of your shop is perfect wish you both continued success with your business and can picture all you described. :)

  • DevineCollectible

    DevineCollectible said 6 years ago

    Groovy, Merry Christmas peace out, DevineCollectible

  • diaxeirosjg

    diaxeirosjg said 6 years ago

    amezing work wish you two good luck and health(And an insurrance)! keep on laughing every day!

  • OliveandFern

    OliveandFern said 6 years ago

    Very lovely and classic..congrats girls

  • HamiltonBay

    HamiltonBay said 6 years ago

    I... want to be... doing great letterpress stuff... in a barn... in Missouri... TOO! ~Patricia

  • eeksten

    eeksten said 6 years ago

    I bought Christmas/Holiday cards from these ladies and they're lovely! I love the hand drawn quality.

  • Laughatcha

    Laughatcha said 6 years ago

    Canoe From the ceiling.. Awesome :)

  • RADAccessories

    RADAccessories said 6 years ago

    Great article from two down to earth women. Keep up the fantastic work!

  • cmjolley

    cmjolley said 6 years ago

    really great stuff!

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 6 years ago

    Great article! I love the name and their work! Continued success!!!!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 6 years ago

    What a nice uplifting article. Nothing better than creating together with your BFF.

  • Frosted

    Frosted said 6 years ago

    I had the opportunity to meet these lovely ladies at Renegade Chicago and talk letterpress shop! They are so nice and make beautiful work!

  • DelightfullyNoted

    DelightfullyNoted said 6 years ago

    Congrats ladies! Fantastic shop and I wish you continued success;)

  • northwestpics

    northwestpics said 6 years ago

    love your story, very inspiring :)

  • Thomascollins

    Thomascollins said 6 years ago

    wow so much fun i love your work! congrats

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 6 years ago

    Heartwarming story, dreams do come true!! Thanks for sharing your artistic creativity!

  • justhatched

    justhatched said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview! I've admired your shop since I saw your recipe box on SouleMama some time ago. Congrats on the feature :)

  • archousewares

    archousewares said 6 years ago

    I love your work and your story! It's great you've been friends for so long and have created this business together. All the best to you both!

  • mamaroots

    mamaroots said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature and howdy from another Mid-MO gal, caught a glimpse of your goodies strolling through downtown the other day! Wonderful stuff!

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    great feature ♥ love your work. ♥

  • Ornamelle

    Ornamelle said 6 years ago

    I love your work! And have been a fan for quite sometime - I really appreciate that your design are hand-drawn!

  • krelsk

    krelsk said 6 years ago

    Way to go ladies! Love keeping up with your work and your renown. Congratulations!

  • kjmarksjewelry

    kjmarksjewelry said 6 years ago

    I absolutely *love* letterpress items! I wouldn't know where to start, but I would love to own one someday. My wedding invitations were made on letterpress. love love love. great article.

  • bittersweetz

    bittersweetz said 6 years ago

    Lovely work, sweet interview!

  • jcwnorfolk

    jcwnorfolk said 6 years ago

    Love the story!! and your Work.

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 6 years ago

    You have a wonderful shop! It must be awesome to have been friends for so long and now you are able to create together. :)

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    Very cool, great to see a bit of the process- lovely work!

  • NearlyDark

    NearlyDark said 6 years ago

    Nice to read your story

  • TheWinglessDesigns

    TheWinglessDesigns said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!

  • monsterinthecloset

    monsterinthecloset said 6 years ago

    enjoyed this so much. thank you!

  • penyadesignshop2

    penyadesignshop2 said 6 years ago

    great article :D

  • cheekyjewelsbysonja

    cheekyjewelsbysonja said 6 years ago

    That is so AWESOME!!! You have done it..followed your dream and are success!! How wonderful and thank you for sharing!! Much happiness to you both xoxo

  • zoetropa

    zoetropa said 6 years ago

    so much fun to read about one of my favorite shops. love your work and congrats on the feature! :D

  • SylviaJanssen

    SylviaJanssen said 6 years ago

    Lovely! Excellent crafted and designed!

  • BettyBee

    BettyBee said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop and gorgeous pieces! It sounds like you work well together :)

  • SwankyStitch

    SwankyStitch said 6 years ago

    Great stuff guys! I always love to hear about wonderful friends too :)

  • SaraEiesland

    SaraEiesland said 6 years ago

    love LOVE! this shop :)

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    Lovely designs!

  • roseglen

    roseglen said 6 years ago

    Wish you every success in acheiving your dreams. PS, that is some machine you have there.

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    beautiful machine

  • northbirdsong

    northbirdsong said 6 years ago

    You ladies are SOOO fortunate to be able to team up and share a common goal as well as the creative process! I still wish I could team up creatively with someone near me who is of like mind and taste level! Congrats!

  • thecraftpantry

    thecraftpantry said 6 years ago

    Big congrats, very nice article!

  • LuLusApple

    LuLusApple said 6 years ago

    How fun and colorful! Beautiful work I love it! Congrats :)

  • SouthIndustry

    SouthIndustry said 6 years ago

    congrats..

  • CraftsByBabz

    CraftsByBabz said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!!

  • moonsongranch

    moonsongranch said 6 years ago

    Excellent graphic work, original and creative!! Great interview.

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs said 6 years ago

    Really beautiful work (that's also fun for you)!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    I love the earthy feel to your interview. What a blessing to work together. Congratulations and continue enjoying life!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    letterpressing is amazing! your name is adorable too!

  • pigeonprints

    pigeonprints said 6 years ago

    What beautiful things! and great story. Congrats.

  • InkBlotCafe

    InkBlotCafe said 6 years ago

    fun interview - thanks for representing missouri!

  • LisaLisaE

    LisaLisaE said 6 years ago

    Hey you two! Congratulations on your feature today! It was great to meet you at the Barnwarming. I'm already getting comments back from the people to whom I've send an array of your cards to -- it's so fun to find out who else appreciates your hard work and creativity. Oh - and I can't wait til my sister opens all her states at Christmas! Have a wonderful holiday, both of you!

  • MaineHarbour

    MaineHarbour said 6 years ago

    this is a beautiful friendship! great write up. i hope your two can make your dreams of becoming full time true!

  • spiritfruits

    spiritfruits said 6 years ago

    ...love that Hail to the Chief piece! congrats on the feature.

  • SaraFeiss

    SaraFeiss said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shop and I love your work! Congrats!!

  • mavenvintage

    mavenvintage said 6 years ago

    I love letterpress and always looking for cute stuff. When I was just clicking around, I found 1canoe2. Loved their state prints and had to have one. Love your work! and.... GO MIZZOU!

  • dirtdancestonewerks

    dirtdancestonewerks said 6 years ago

    Great friendship, Great partnership, Great product... All the best for 2011 and beyond!

  • willowstreetworkshop

    willowstreetworkshop said 6 years ago

    Great stuff!

  • unitedthread

    unitedthread said 6 years ago

    I've always loved your shop and products! Thanks for a great interview!

  • yellowcanoe

    yellowcanoe said 6 years ago

    I've loved your shop for some time now so I was super stoked to read the featured seller interview! And I love that our shop names share a common theme. ;) Anxiously awaiting the day that Wisconsin gets a print!

  • traceygarciadesigns

    traceygarciadesigns said 6 years ago

    Great interview, and you gals sound like a lot of fun! Great letterpress, and best of luck to you both!

  • Casasailer

    Casasailer said 6 years ago

    I own a few of their state prints and its great to hear a little about the ladies behind their work.

  • TCaponePhoto

    TCaponePhoto said 6 years ago

    I've always loved your work! Keep it up! Thank you for sharing your story :)

  • chelebert12

    chelebert12 said 6 years ago

    what a great shop! i really enjoyed this write up. and it makes me want to hop in a canoe, which is not something i have ever actually gotten to do!

  • jsstrothmann

    jsstrothmann said 6 years ago

    Love to see a great seller from MO! "If you lived in Fulton you would be home by now" ;) Let's see if the hubby got the hints of your prez piece and your 2011 boats calendar. Keep up the great work. AND please come up to St.Louis for the next STL Craft Mafia fair this spring!

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Great story... Congratulations!

  • MadCatAndCrazyFish

    MadCatAndCrazyFish said 6 years ago

    Sounds a great life. I love the pic with you and your press. Lovely work. All the best

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 6 years ago

    Inspiring! Letterpress is still a bit of a mystery to me, but there is something about it that totally draws me in everytime I see a link. Thanks for a great interview~ Heidi

  • pinkbijou

    pinkbijou said 6 years ago

    Lovely!!

  • ThreefoldDesigns

    ThreefoldDesigns said 6 years ago

    Congratulations - what a gorgeous studio! :)

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 6 years ago

    Great feature. I Love your work. It's an extra special partnership when you have such a long friendship and history together. Clearly you make a great team. I enjoyed reading your story, thank you!

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 6 years ago

    I always wanted someone to take me canoeing:)

  • crystalworld

    crystalworld said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! congrats on the feature.

  • paperdesigner

    paperdesigner said 6 years ago

    Love the idea that your studio is in a barn. Very cool.

  • zamgoods

    zamgoods said 6 years ago

    Your wonderful, deep friendship seems to fuel your creativity! What more do you need?!! :-) Keep it up!!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 6 years ago

    great job! love love your letterpress calendars

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 6 years ago

    Very warm and beautiful story! Nice to meet you!

  • kelthomas

    kelthomas said 6 years ago

    Love your work!

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 6 years ago

    What a fantastic story - loved it from start to finish. Merry Christmas from Australia!

  • kjgrigoriadis

    kjgrigoriadis said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful story. Your lives came full circle. Amazing work!!!

  • giftworldz

    giftworldz said 6 years ago

    I love your stuff! It reminds me of screen printing in college - my absolute favorite class ever. Beautiful stuff.... thanks for the inspirations.

  • SaharasHeart

    SaharasHeart said 6 years ago

    It is great that your guys are so close to each other and had the opportunity to build your business together!! Beautiful story!

  • chikitik

    chikitik said 6 years ago

    Great story, so inspire and love your product, congrats!!!

  • sophisticatedwedding

    sophisticatedwedding said 6 years ago

    very fun work, congrats!!!

  • dancinwithmyself

    dancinwithmyself said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature!

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig said 6 years ago

    Very creative, Merry Christmas from AnnTig :)

  • susansmithclay

    susansmithclay said 6 years ago

    so happy for the two of you! absolutely lovely and truly unique

  • Virtualdistortion

    Virtualdistortion said 6 years ago

    Wow! Friends since 5th grade, that's awesome! Keep up the good work and have a merry Christmas.

  • mygoodness

    mygoodness said 6 years ago

    wow. you guys got it made. my husband and I were looking at a house with a big red barn and studio space at top...we didn't care a hoot about the house. but the barn...to die for! Please tell us what kind of letterpress that is and how you came across it? is it new?

  • thecareerscrapper

    thecareerscrapper said 6 years ago

    congrats on the great story, shop and feature!

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I LOVE letter press!

  • SweetSincerity

    SweetSincerity said 6 years ago

    good advice for newbies! Thanks for the tips

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Great story! Beautiful work!

  • CupCoats

    CupCoats said 6 years ago

    Two Missouri Girls....how wonderful...me too!!! Great place to live. Your barn studio sounds like a dream come true for lots of people. Love your work and so glad they did a well deserved article on you, keep on having fun girls!!! AND Merry Christmas

  • WrenWillow

    WrenWillow said 6 years ago

    wonderful interview!! congrats! I love seeing the photos of "the beast". rock on!

  • GalleonGal

    GalleonGal said 6 years ago

    Hail to the Chief is Fabulouso, Also Love Holiday and Coaster items! Pretty Cheerful artwork

  • studio2355

    studio2355 said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the interview. Wishing you both success with all you do. Like your shop also.

  • frolicnfibers

    frolicnfibers said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on the great article also!

  • BabyAPeel

    BabyAPeel said 6 years ago

    Awesome job ladies!!!

  • porchswingafghans

    porchswingafghans said 6 years ago

    yay Beth and Carrie! And thanks for hosting Barn Warming! Y'all are the best.

  • TrailerGypsy

    TrailerGypsy said 6 years ago

    Yay! My favorite shop was featured. It's so interesting to learn more about who is behind the art that you love so much!

  • cosmiksouls

    cosmiksouls said 6 years ago

    Inspirational story ... beautiful work !!!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! So nice to see printmakers featured :) Cheers!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 6 years ago

    unique & adorable work!!! congratulations!!! xoxoxoxoxox

  • kellyh1977

    kellyh1977 said 6 years ago

    Love your work!!!

  • TheScarletSageTree

    TheScarletSageTree said 6 years ago

    Wishing you two all the best, friends from 5th grade and now successful business partners, what a wonderful journey!

  • sleeplessimagination

    sleeplessimagination said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being the Featured Artists! You do great work and it's really exciting to see some Columbia women on the front page!

  • SoSpooled

    SoSpooled said 6 years ago

    What a great shop!! It's so nice to see artists using old techniques :)

  • ruraloriginals

    ruraloriginals said 6 years ago

    Great story of art and friendship. I love to hike the trails of northern Arkansas so our dreams are alike.I hope yours come true.

  • MagnusBooks

    MagnusBooks said 6 years ago

    I always love these stories!! So great to hear about the internal workings of other peoples shops, and realize they're just as messy and goofy as you are! :)

  • bHempy

    bHempy said 6 years ago

    Such Great work.. and so close to my home

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 said 6 years ago

    Whoohoo.....glad to see fellow Missourian's featured. Your shop is darling. I get to Columbia often, a great "little" city. Wishing you great success.........Lisa

  • levyphotography

    levyphotography said 6 years ago

    congrats on the article and a keep up the good work, good luck

  • jascamille

    jascamille said 6 years ago

    What an amazing story! I hope you get that office you both dream of one day.

  • goingplaces2

    goingplaces2 said 6 years ago

    I love stories about grade school friendships that develop into life time friendships that develop into a dream business. Your work is beautiful and inspiring!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    What a cool story. Nothing like girlfriends! Love your work, best of luck as you go forward! Aloha, Connie

  • BlissfullyRandom

    BlissfullyRandom said 6 years ago

    Such an inspiring story of two friends living their dream of creating art together. Thanks for sharing!

  • AlphabetMonkey

    AlphabetMonkey said 6 years ago

    Sounds like a dream come true.. Congrats on your success and your feature nicxx

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago

    Great 'Hail to the Chief' sketch!

  • CarmensCraftyCorner

    CarmensCraftyCorner said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your success story. I believe you girls will eventually work full time in your shop -- you are known and loved by many. Keep up the great work and know that you are an inspiration for those of us new to the etsy world.

  • KbOriginalsetc

    KbOriginalsetc said 6 years ago

    Nice story & interesting subject! Love the Fla item!

  • tweal

    tweal said 6 years ago

    I love your quirky and unique items, congrats on being featured!

  • Thelimeshop

    Thelimeshop said 6 years ago

    yeah! i love the work you guys have. congrats on the feature! really awesome!

  • anakim

    anakim said 6 years ago

    Congrats!

  • cfuerst

    cfuerst said 6 years ago

    LOVE my 1canoe2 products and am always excited to see what the next project is. Your work is wonderful!

  • henatayeb

    henatayeb said 6 years ago

    wow.. your work is great. I love the calendars.

  • alisont80

    alisont80 said 6 years ago

    I love love your letterpress work, and this was an amazing interview too! I love the part at the end where you talk about your dream studio - I am very sure that one day it will be yours!

  • doveandflower

    doveandflower said 6 years ago

    Beautiful letterpress stationary and wonderful shop and story. What could be better than doing what you love with your best friend. Sounds heavenly to me, and the fruits of their labor are certainly heavenly!

  • seaoats

    seaoats said 6 years ago

    LOVED reading your story and absolutely love your shop too! :)

  • inkadinkadoodle

    inkadinkadoodle said 6 years ago

    Great story girls - so nice to learn about who and what is behind the scenes. Keep up the great work!

  • TheStrawberryAffair

    TheStrawberryAffair said 6 years ago

    Looks so much fun! Great work. <3

  • Nathalyc

    Nathalyc said 6 years ago

    i love it !!!

  • PonyAndPoppy

    PonyAndPoppy said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful interview! Such a fan of your work. When I spied your recipe cards at Anthropologie I felt instant happiness for you--way to go!

  • SnoopersCorner

    SnoopersCorner said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Love your ideas and work...love letterpress and this is a nice approach! Thanks for sharing!

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux said 6 years ago

    Another great shop. I'm a big fan of letterpress and love that there has been renewed interest in it.

  • freshieandzero

    freshieandzero said 6 years ago

    Yay for Beth & Carrie! Such talented ladies and such an inspiring story of success & friendship. Sending lots of love to the arrival of baby Beth!

  • jackandjillwedding

    jackandjillwedding said 6 years ago

    Love your work. It is right up my alley being in love with letterpress and whimsical drawings. Ahh that yearly canoe trip and beautifully lit studio sounds amazing. Congrats!

  • greencouchdesign

    greencouchdesign said 6 years ago

    It's so exciting to get an up close and personal look at you ladies. We've been a huge fan for sometime now. We see your shop as something we strive to be like and look back from time to time for inspiration. You have great photos and original designs. Thanks for the beautiful work. We hope to purchase some for our own home soon! - Cale and Meg

  • cheirozza

    cheirozza said 6 years ago

    lovely!!

  • purrpower

    purrpower said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful interview! Such a fan of your work. "SHe who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful Shop and interview Congrats !!

  • BuyDisOrDat

    BuyDisOrDat said 6 years ago

    You two are so REAL!!! I'm worried you both will burn out because you're toooooo busy, too. Having been an art director and a teacher at one time, I can relate. Oh, and the canoe trips. Great places in Florida as well. Just watch out for the snakes hanging from trees . . . or, the alligators around the bend. I've been wanting to do printing again (not letterpress, just collographs), so this was a great inspiration to get a small press. I hope Etsyites at the Big Top see your suggestions -- some of the best I've noticed.

  • BuyDisOrDat

    BuyDisOrDat said 6 years ago

    Darn . . . I didn't push the button and everything was erased! You two are so REAL!!!! As a former art director and teacher I'm surprised you have time to add an Etsy shop. WOW. I'm worried you'll soon burn out. Take care of yourselves, please. Great places to canoe in Florida, by the way. Just watch out for the snakes hanging from trees and the alligators around the bend. Your suggestions were interesting. I hope Etsyites at the BigTop see them.

  • LittleBlueMoon

    LittleBlueMoon said 6 years ago

    I am fascinated by the way letterpress works. To me, it's tons of knowledge. Thanks for sharing. :}

  • thenorthstarstudio

    thenorthstarstudio said 6 years ago

    I love your work!! Cheers for keeping printmaking alive! This was very inspirational, esspecially because as a fellow art teacher, it so nice to know that its possible to do both and be successfull.

  • PrairieGarden

    PrairieGarden said 6 years ago

    wonderful interview and creations! Having an interview of more than one person is a challenge for the you and the reader and I must say you've done it extremely well. AND I'm thrilled to have discovered your shop. All the best to you both!

  • mikamade

    mikamade said 6 years ago

    Congrats to 1canoe2! I've purchased one of their prints before so I'm excited to see them featured! They make some gorgeous letterpress! and I love their work studio in the barn.

  • Prittyfy

    Prittyfy said 6 years ago

    Very nice work! Congrats!

  • lauraprill

    lauraprill said 6 years ago

    wonderful work!

  • earthnskystudio

    earthnskystudio said 6 years ago

    Good luck to you gals! I love the 10-year vision you have and hope it becomes your reality. ^_^

  • FeltShmelt

    FeltShmelt said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your work is amazing, and I really admire the fact that you focus on hand-drawn - what a great story and wonderful inspiration, thanks so much!

  • oldgatesfarm

    oldgatesfarm said 6 years ago

    love it!

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 6 years ago

    Very cool shop - congrats for being featured :)

  • mellowmine

    mellowmine said 6 years ago

    I just received my set of coasters from you and they are beautiful! Great designs and use of color!

  • 2007musarra

    2007musarra said 6 years ago

    I love the Presidents poster that you do, so cute! Best of luck to you both!

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads said 6 years ago

    great interview..the joy in your life is definitely reflected in your wonderful creations!

  • oguerrero

    oguerrero said 6 years ago

    So inspiring an interesting interview, Congrats to you both :)

  • maidavale

    maidavale said 6 years ago

    Congrats on this interview! Love your work and the print I bought from you recently. =)

  • BlkSheepProductions

    BlkSheepProductions said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shots of your press! Boxcar Press, we share your opinion, really is an amazing resource for letterpress artists everywhere! (And have you seen their online tutorials? The amazing download-able manuals for various presses? Wow!) Really love that you draw mostly by hand to create a very unique look! Keep it up!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    Great article! Congrats!!!

  • Kenozoik

    Kenozoik said 6 years ago

    Brilliant :)

  • grayworksdesign

    grayworksdesign said 6 years ago

    Love the work you're doing. Good job and congratulations!

  • Prosepine

    Prosepine said 6 years ago

    Great work, I love the look of the process!

  • jamiespinello

    jamiespinello said 6 years ago

    That looks like so much fun. A studio in a barn already sounds like a dream, but I hope that you ladies get what you want and find a way to do this full time. Very inspirational! Keep up the amazing work!

  • economico

    economico said 6 years ago

    Wow great work

  • beyondtherockz

    beyondtherockz said 6 years ago

    Wonderful feature about contemporary artists using vintage techniques. Love it! Congratulations Beth and Carrie!

  • NoFrump

    NoFrump said 6 years ago

    hooray for canoes and cute letterpress stuff! congrats and best of luck to you two! :)

  • MadameMatrix

    MadameMatrix said 6 years ago

    LOVE YOUR SHOP! GREAT JOB GIRLS.

  • leatherExpressions

    leatherExpressions said 6 years ago

    Great story. It is great to see that you have grown up together, separated, moved back to your roots, and stayed friends the entire time. Beautiful art work. Congrats on all of it!

  • Crafting4Cause

    Crafting4Cause said 6 years ago

    Impressive and inspiring! I absolutely love your work. I foresee a yearly company canoe trip in your future!!! :)

  • zoegirldesigns

    zoegirldesigns said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful story of friendship and success! Thanks so much for sharing and best of luck! I grew up in WV, I LOVE those red barns....

  • luckybeepress

    luckybeepress said 6 years ago

    Love your work, congratulations!

  • Valena2011

    Valena2011 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • audreytolove

    audreytolove said 6 years ago

    Interesting article. Great work! Congrats!

  • BlueDayDesigns

    BlueDayDesigns said 6 years ago

    I love letterpress and it was lovely to see photos of your process. Your designs are just gorgeous, and really original. Good luck to you!

  • SmilingGirlStudio

    SmilingGirlStudio said 6 years ago

    Another great shop to add to my favorites that I haven't seen until now! Great stuff....Congratulations.

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work and a wonderful friendship. Congrats and continued success.

  • SarabbyCreations

    SarabbyCreations said 6 years ago

    What an inspiring story. Nothing like the feeling of success! Congrats!

  • locallibrary

    locallibrary said 6 years ago

    You're work is so fantastic - so great to read the interview. Happy Holidays!

  • designsofartisan

    designsofartisan said 6 years ago

    your letterpress are just sooo beautiful...

  • SimpleThymePrims

    SimpleThymePrims said 6 years ago

    Great article, love your work. Congratulations! And good luck with the new baby coming! ~Ronda

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 6 years ago

    Love the interview and the work. congratulations!

  • DeannePace

    DeannePace said 6 years ago

    Makes me want to go out and get a barn and a letterpress! Wonderful story and beautiful work!

  • upup

    upup said 6 years ago

    beth and carrie, y'all are making me wish i lived in missouri so we could all hang out and be friends. love your interview and your shop.

  • bungalohill

    bungalohill said 6 years ago

    Etsy is such a wonderful way for people to stay close and enjoy a mutual interest. It is so great to see two girls, friends since 5th grade find a way to spend time together, be creative and hopefully profitable all the while having fun. Your work is beautiful, good luck and god bless

  • sassefrass

    sassefrass said 6 years ago

    wonderful friendship and creative talent :)

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    real cool!

  • sweetlittlefelt

    sweetlittlefelt said 6 years ago

    Beauty!

  • sunkae

    sunkae said 6 years ago

    *** Great craft work ladies! ***

  • mmontenaro

    mmontenaro said 6 years ago

    i bought the presidental print at renegade in dec and gave it to my husband for christmas. he love it! it makes a wonderful and unique conversation piece in his office. love your stuff!

  • TenChi

    TenChi said 5 years ago

    From one Columbian Etsy to another....Congrats!!! :O)

  • moragthomsonmerriman

    mTm Illustration from moragThomsonmerriman said 3 years ago

    As an Etsy newbie, I really enjoyed reading your article! Many thanks for sharing your creative process and for all your helpful advice. Love your work (I love letterpress!) and what a fantastic studio!!! Congrats on doing so well.

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