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New Screen Printing at Yellow Dot

Posted by Ellen Hamilton on

My latest screen-printed design was made from a photo that I took earlier this year. I stood in the middle of King Street on a snowy morning, with a view towards Alexandria's Masonic Memorial. I separated the photo into 2 colors, and added a 3rd color for the word, Alexandria. It took several weeks to make the 3 screens and print 3 colors on the shirts. Records: New vintage vinyl records from the 1960's through the 1980's. I test the records. Some have a poster or a booklet with photos! Alexandria History: Books on Alexandria history, all new and all...

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Screen Printing Bags!

Posted by Ellen Hamilton on

New respect for commercial screen printers! Today I screen printed Yellow Dot shopping bags for the customers. My small bags are all a complete disaster! Every one is flawed. At first I was annoyed, but then I started seeing each one as uniquely special. So I plan on using them all, now matter how gnarly. Then I moved on to the larger brown bags, and every one was just about perfect! A thing of beauty. Some day if I can secure an indoor retail space, maybe I'll make some kind of wall art out of the flawed bags.

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Cicadas and Father's Day

Posted by Ellen Hamilton on

Father's Day is this Sunday, June 20th. The animation above started out as a watercolor painting. I scanned my painting, cut out the fish, and added the animation. I also have it as a printed card.   I like to carry books at Yellow Dot Shop, both for grown-ups and kids. Carrying a book store back and forth is not the first thing one would think of as the thing to do! However, I get a great response from people, especially the kids. I have my favorite books that I read when I was young. Lately I bring just a...

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West End and Old Town North Markets

Posted by Ellen Hamilton on

Yellow Dot Shop has been on the move! I am a new vendor at Alexandria's West End Farmer's Market on Sunday mornings. This Market is in Brenman Park in the Carlyle neighborhood off of Duke Street. A small creek is nearby and you can hear the birds sing. Lots of families, kids, dogs and seniors come by and it is very lively!   This Thursday afternoon in May was my first time at Alexandria's Old Town North Market. From 3pm to 7pm, this market is on the corner of North Royal and Montgomery streets, in a parking lot next to...

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Easter is Sunday, April 4th

Posted by Ellen Hamilton on

Easter cards, birthday cards, anniversary cards and Alexandria greeting cards all have photography, art and design done here at Yellow Dot Shop. I am hand printing sheets of wrapping paper for various holidays. My purses are sewn with my own printed fabric. Indoor Store?My hope is to find an affordable indoor retail space, now that Covid is hopefully coming to an end. I am thrilled to display my cards, books and items in an outdoor tent, but it is challenging. An indoor space will allow me to hang framed prints and art, and have all my books out at once....

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