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Art patches

Art of Art Patches When I draw with my children I have the most fun making images. No worries about how or what to draw just let your hand run wild across paper. When I started to make art patches I felt I was having fun and not taking myself too seriously. So I have … Continue reading

Paper Puppets Band BLOCKprintedArt

BLOCKprintedArt will be at Mad Hackers STEAM Fair 2015 in Danbury, Connecticut

The second Mad Hackers STEAM Fair for interactive makers (science+technology+engineering+art+math) is on Saturday October 17th, 2015. I will be presenting  BLOCKprinted Art (follow this link to see the animation with paper puppets)* and Paper Puppets Band with my daughter, which is a interactive printmaking project based on my daughter’s drawing of animals playing instruments (she drew it while listening … Continue reading

Collaged book covers 2015_K_Mansberg

Notes from studio: about collaged old book covers

It is hard to say where the ideas for projects come from. I believe, after watching my toddler rip cover off of an old book, might have been Curious George, I felt sad to see the beautiful cloth covered book cover broken. But it could be my long time preoccupation with old books in general … Continue reading


I wandered into The Traveling Wilder

It all comes together if one is willing to work, be patient, talk to stangers, and take chances. I met the owner, Bryan, on a sunny weekend day when I noticed someone hanging a big black and white poster on a store window that had been closed for business. The poster had an image of … Continue reading


Thoughts on my (self-)studies on printmaking 2013-2015

In 2013, after working mainly with etchings and dry points, I started relief printing on wood, rubber blocks, and linoleum. Partly because at the time I did not have access to printing press and did not want to use harmful chemicals anymore. I started designing block prints for fabric printing purpose and that is how BLOCKprintedArt … Continue reading


To Mamma Ida,

Mamma Ida, is how my Estonian great-grandmother was called among family, she was kind, humorous, and always making something.   There are few of her handmade things that I own and cherish as special heirlooms: tablecloths, her blouse, mittens and socks  she made for her grandchildren. She didn’t try to line all the stitches evenly … Continue reading

BLOCKprintedArt towel with label

How we made my BLOCKprintedArt label

I am an artist, illustrator and printmaker who enjoys well designed things. For a year I worked hard and had fun (!) designing my printing blocks for fabric but I felt I needed help with designing labels for my cards and printed fabric. I asked my designer friend to help me out – Liis Simon designed … Continue reading

Imprimatur in NYC

The talk for book makers and story tellers Imprimatur Unbinding the Book was a nice little event. The presenters were designers, makers and breakers (Brian Dettmer) of books; the idea that stayed with me from Brian’s talk was that book being rid from its original purpose due information being digitized could be completely redefined. The … Continue reading

blue mountain gallery June 2013


MFA Thesis Exhibition at Blue Mountain Gallery, taken during the opening night in June 2013

Emerging Artists: WCSU MFA Thesis Ehxhibition in NYC * JUNE 18 – JULY 6, 2013 *

Blue Mountain gallery in NYC will host WCSU 2013 MFA Thesis Ehxhibition. More on this show will be posted soon. I will be showing the book page drawings from the past three years. But you can read the short intoroductions to every artist in here: http://www.bluemountaingallery.org/wcsu-2013/


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