Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Fruits of Our Labor

These are all images taken of my Print and Pattern class's first print project! Overall I think everyone of my students did a great job dealing with the parameters of the assignment. We were working with hand printing fabric yardage via screen printing method. We focused on printing with thickened dye.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Print and Pattern Class Spring 2013

This semester have been taking time off a bit from my own work in order to teach 3 classes. One of those classes is called Print and Pattern. In this class we learn how to design and hand print fabric using thickened dye and pigments. I will be posting more pictures of our work in the studio as the semester continues. -Amy

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My New Camera

All of these photo's were taken by me {Amy B. Howell} on Saturday, 1/12/13, on W. 25th Street in Cleveland.

2012 Wrap-Up

Just getting around to updating my site. It has been an extremely busy couple of months. These images are of my Print and Tonic product for winter 2012. These totes, posters and cards landed themselves in Made in the 216 and were photographed for lovelee.com.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Design Sponge Feature

Hey all! I am so proud to have had my Pink Pearl card selected and featured on Design Sponge. Design Sponge is such a great blog with a great reputation!

"Design*Sponge is a design blog run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. Launched in August of 2004, the site updates between 6-8 times per day and was declared a “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials” by the New York Times. Design*Sponge attracts a diverse group of devoted readers across the globe. Design*Sponge currently has 75,000 daily readers on the main site, over 127,000+ RSS readers, 405,000+ Twitter followers and 70,000+ Facebook followers. Click here for PRESS on design*sponge.

Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTV’s Ideas Magazine.

Grace has been a featured guest on Good Morning America, The Nate Berkus Show, The Martha Stewart Show and the Martha Stewart Radio Show and has been a keynote speaker with a wide variety of organizations ranging from design schools and trade organizations to design guilds and national corporations." - taken from the ABOUT section on designsponge.com

Sunday, June 24, 2012


My piece called 'Staying Afloat' was a part of the ATMTM show that happened last night in Lakewood, Ohio! Also, I was proud to design the poster image seen above for the event this year!

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Self-Portrait

I have started to develop a new self-portrait repeat pattern. Feeling reflective as of late. I am planning on printing this onto canvas very large scale and then perhaps doing some cutting away... we shall see. I will post more as the piece come along!

Friday, March 30, 2012

New Pink Pearl Tote Bag!

The perfect lightweight, unbleached or black, 100% cotton tote bag with my special Pink Pearl design printed on the front! This item is hand printed in my studio in Kent, Ohio, a smoke free and animal free environment. I only use the highest quality, profession grade, environmentally safe pigments! Washes amazingly and viscosity will hold up for a very long time.


XOXO, Amy B. Howell

Friday, November 18, 2011

Small Works Show 11.18.2011

I submitted two pieces to the 'Small Works' show at the Downtown Gallery in Kent, Ohio. I was happy with how my pieces came out. They were digitally printed on both sides and then cut with the image from the back coming through to the front. The images of the people are drawings I did of former teachers photographed in my high school yearbook. The patterns are designed by me as well.

What do they mean? Well I am not sure yet. This is a new series I am working on. I think I am trying to combine a sense of silly playfulness with human fragility.... Sounds pretty arty farty. -Amy