Marking in Allegheny

My new rubber stamps arrived in the mail!

And now I can finally make a proper business card for Tree Line Studio, where I sell handmade garments that I make from recycled wool and cashmere.

Low-tech business cards are fun. I just stamped a nice fresh stack of them and can't wait to share them with you.

I ordered them from a local Pittsburgh company, Allegheny Marking.

I can't begin to tell you how much I love the name of this company.

Marking.  Allegheny Marking.

It feels so homey to me. For years now, I've been collecting images of marks that happen around me. I took most of the photos here in Allegheny County, including Salt marks on the roads and more sculptural markings, repairs. The grammar geek in me loves that "mark" is both a transitive verb and an intransitive verb. You can assertively mark something, such as with a can of spray paint to the side of a building.  You can also become marked, as in by an experience, or force.

The floor marks easily.

The chocolate melted.

The ink dried slowly.

I had a bit of help from my 2 year old daughter with this one. 

My Existential Toddler

"This is my circus!"