Mayday! Mayday! It’s Almost Valentine’s Day!

photo-689If you are looking for a special handcrafted letterpress card for Valentine’s Day, then  Mayday Press is the place to go.

May Sorum’s letterpress studio and shop at 109 Commerce Street continues to fill up with new and exciting products.

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In addition to May’s growing stock of original hand pressed cards and notebooks, she carries (as described on her website) “the finer instruments of design, drawing and doodling . . . fabulous pencil sharpeners, erasers with all sorts of erasing prowess, other off-the-clock office supplies, computer carry-alls, totes to topple for and even a small selection of art, design, typography, printing and pattern books.”

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photo-687If you can’t make it down to Mayday press before Valentine’s Day, you can shop online via May’s beautiful new website.

The blog on the new site includes this Valentine to Mineral Point as May describes what drew her and her wife Maggie to town.

“The potential in my studio and in this little southwestern Wisconsin town feels limitless. It’s what drew us to Mineral Point in the first place. We took a trail ride through town one Saturday, found the building of our dreams and discovered what we were looking for without knowing that we were looking.

photo-688We fell immediately in love with the cosmic pull of this cool, artsy town. Like the center of some strange universe, there is so much creative substance in this tiny, out-of-the-way place. Sometimes, you just can’t fight the feeling. 

 In this small circle of the world, we have found a flourishing community of amazing artists, talented musicians and creatives of all types. It’s truly nice to be surrounded by such like-minded people. And the studio, itself, is my haven within the haven. It’s the perfect place to create, and above all – it’s a happy (HAPPY!) place. I feel inspired, and I feel oh-so at home.”

Head down to Mayday Press this weekend to reciprocate the love and pick up something for Valentine’s Day.

Contributed by Lisa Hay

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