Porter Flea – Holiday Show

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Journal Entries | No Comments
Porter Flea – Holiday Show

I’m really excited to be participating once again in Nashville’s most premier craft fair event. The Porter Flea Holiday show will be taking place this weekend December 6th for the exclusive pre-show event and December 7th which will be open to the public. The Porter Flea hosts 85 of the regions best designers of modern ...

Kentucky Bluegrass – Block Print

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Etsy Products, Journal Entries | No Comments
Kentucky Bluegrass – Block Print

The “Kentucky Bluegrass” print celebrates our Tennessee neighbors to the north and home state of my Grand Father. The Castle family story began in Kentucky before being driven south to Nashville during the prohibition era exodus. Cheers to Bourbon Country! “Kentucky Bluegrass” is hand carved and hand printed on 12.5×19 inch 100lb French Kraft cover ...

Visit Nashville Today – Block Print

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Etsy Products, Journal Entries | No Comments
Visit Nashville Today – Block Print

“Visit Nashville Today” is an original hand carved, hand printed block print. You think you know Nashville? Unless you’ve been here and seen it through the eyes of a native, you haven’t experienced the real Nashville. This print was inspired by the real music scene you will find in the Nashville underground. Visit Nashville Today! ...

Oktoberfest – Beer Stein Block Print

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Etsy Products, Journal Entries | No Comments
Oktoberfest – Beer Stein Block Print

October is fast approaching. This is my favorite time of the year as the leaves change color, and there’s a cool breeze in the air. Leading into October, many communities in Germany celebrate Oktoberfest, a celebration of community and beer. In America, this is a time where we celebrate with many of the German immigrants, ...

Spirit of the Mountains – Copper Still

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Etsy Products, Journal Entries | No Comments
Spirit of the Mountains – Copper Still

Spirit of the Mountains is an original block print. This design is inspired by the spirit of the Appalachian Mountains. Moonshining is a way of life for many folks in eastern Tennessee and this block print celebrates that culture. Each print is hand carved and hand printed, the old fashion way. Spirit of the Mountains ...

Tennessee State – Block Print

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Etsy Products, Journal Entries | No Comments
Tennessee State – Block Print

The “Tennessee” print is inspired by my home state, one of the most beautiful countrysides you ever will experience…. and I’m not just saying that because I call Tennessee home;0) From the majestic rivers and lakes to the great Smokey Mountains, there’s no place I’d rather be. The “Tennessee” design was hand carved and hand ...

WMCFest in the Books

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Journal Entries | No Comments
WMCFest in the Books

I’m a terrible “blogger”, but I just got back from this years Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and didn’t even post about the fact I’d be there. I did hit all the social media outlets but with getting all my projects wrapped up, completely forgot to post about it here. WMCFest 4 is in the ...

Straw Castle | Secret Artist

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Journal Entries | No Comments
Straw Castle | Secret Artist

The Secret Artist Society is both a platform and a community for an exclusive collective of artists. This project is a collab between brand and artist – emerging and establishing alike, all handpicked – and represents the chance to use art as an instrument of change. That concept is the driving force behind this Secret ...

Block Carving Give Away

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Journal Entries | No Comments
Block Carving Give Away

BLOCK CARVING GIVE AWAY!!! For the first time ever, I am giving away one of my original block carvings. This is one of my first ever block carvings and all you have to do is Tweet this blog post @strawcastle, you will be in the running to win! The rose block print has never been ...

Thread Council – Kickstarter Campaign

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Journal Entries | No Comments
Thread Council – Kickstarter Campaign

Thread Council is a collective of artists who have all come from similar backgrounds in the apparel industry. I’ve been working with artists like Brandon Rike, Josh Elowsky, Jeff Boozer and Linzi Rigsby just to name a few. Collectively, the designers involved in this project, have probably worked with just about every conceivable band or ...