Again, again in the summer

July 9, 2014

  greetings for all things new

  …New beginnings, again, once again.            

                  Be fully present.

Feel your heart.

And encourage the next moment without an agenda.


This world- absolutely pure.

As is.  Behind the fear,

Vulnerability.  Behind that, 

Sadness, then compassion

And behind that the vast sky.

stop in my lakeside Duluth home to view and purchase cards.

Please text 218.576.8161 or email to assure I am at home.



Creating new opportunities for spring

March 4, 2014
new beginnings...
new beginnings..

Now let us


the new year

full of things

that have never been…


We all have have experienced them. New Beginnings flow towards us;  permeating our being. We welcome them with spirit and mindfulness to openness.  Recently I have experienced two opportunities to distribute Grace Press Design Cards.  One location is the Gift Shop at the Duluth Armory Annex.  Open Saturdays 9-5:00 the Annex gift shop offers local metal art for sale in a bright gallery setting.   It is located on London Road across from Leif Erickson Park  next to the Armory in the old Perkins building.   The second location is at the Gift Store at the Monastery of the Benedictine Sisters.  Located on the campus of the College of St Scholastica,  1001 College Avenue in Duluth.  The Monastery gift store is open daily 12:45-3:00.  Cards are $2 each.  

As always, cards and custom work are available by request:                 218.576.8161         

December 14, 2013

2013 Grace Press Design Cards available

2013 card assortment  is available for viewing/purchasing at my home 4726 Pitt Street, Duluth.  Please phone/text my cell 2185768161 or email to arrange to stop in! 


2013 Seasonal Transformations

November 19, 2013

See my cards. Buy my cards by appointment at my home or at the upcoming

Duluth Farmers Market Festival of the Season

14th ave east and 3rd street, Duluth

Saturday, November 23, 2013


When I arrived back here in Duluth 13 years past, the quarterly shift in my surrounding landscape provided me with a lens for reflection.  Each opportunity allowing me to  identify with a new  burgeoning season.  Recalling the crisp newness of the prior season while bedding down its passing coincidentally excites and calms me.  The waters of Lake Superior, alone,  transform hourly, daily, seasonally and fill us all with pensive wonder for its vastness.  A continued sense of gratitude, tranquility and joy lays in this peaceful area we call home.

Please consider sharing your thoughts with me as I continue to create paperkraft through another season.   Please enjoy the selected images of my cards below.


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Thank you heartfelt

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2012 Holiday Card Sale

December 3, 2012

2012  Grace Press Design Holiday Card Sale…and holiday treasures by Gayle Friday

at the home of Sara Curwin

4726 Pitt Street, Duluth(Lakeside)

Friday December 7

Saturday December 8


Elegant hand made year round cards, complete holiday line, thank you notes and gift tagsPerfect for sending and gift giving

Bring a friend!  Children welcome!


January 10, 2012

“There is no more perfect moment than this” – Walt Whitman.  He knew what he did speak!  As this new year rolls in,  take a moment to create a sense of thankfulness and purpose in your daily living. Deliberately express both your joys and sadnesses to others with enthusiasm.   Reach into each day as you experience all that is new to you.  The most rewarding  “moments” will arrive quietly.  They will walk past you.  They will whisper.  They will serve  you well. Enjoy all that surrounds you. 

I wish to thank all who  supported Grace Press Design in 2011!  My customers continue to inspire and move my business forward.  This past year was a challenging and transitional  year.  Both inventory and purchase opportunity were low as I placed my energies into other endeavors.  2012 will find the business in transition once again, however you will find  plenty of new product and paper goods to purchase and share.  A Grace Press Design  new sales schedule will post soon.  – peace to all.

Sara Mars Curwin     218.341.6729

2011 Fall Events Holiday Markets

September 29, 2011

Grace Press Design Cards

Farmers Market Festival

Saturday November 19, 2011


14th ave east and 3rd street

duluth, minnesota

2010 fall and holiday sale events

November 13, 2010

Grace Press Design

Holiday Card Sale

…and holiday treasures by Gayle Friday

Tischer Honey- new this year!

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At the home of Sara Curwin

4726 Pitt Street, Duluth


Friday,   December     10

Saturday, December 11

9 -6


Elegant hand-made year round cards, complete holiday line, thank you notes, place cards and gift tags.  Perfect for sending and gift giving.


Stop by for a cup of tea or call 218.525.0145

for an appointment on another day!


Bring a friend!                             Children Welcome!


Other grace press design sale dates and locations:


Saturday Dec 4    Get It Local Crafter Sale

Peace Church

1111  North 11 Ave E.



Saturday Nov 20   Duluth Farmer’s Market

Festival Of the Season

14th ave. E and 3rd street


Reflection and New Beginning

March 29, 2010

Wishing you all the abundance of spring!  After a  long winter of travel and family tending,  I am  getting back to the business of card making.  Inspiration from this spring season provides for “Impact”, “Reflection” and “New Beginnings” as the themes for the 2010 season .  Busy collecting remarkable quotes from history and current thought,  I have paired  provocative words  with suitable artwork.   Along with the never-ending reminders for “Sustainability”(2009) and “Reasonable Consumption” (2009), these cards continue to support our  collective efforts in creating our own sense of belonging.  I am looking forward  to these  new offerings from Grace Press Design.   As  The Song of Solomon suggests:

“the time of the singing of birds is come”

Blessed are us all. Peace and Joy

Card Events

November 14, 2009

Finding and enjoying the time you set aside to correspond with others is often a challenge. Having appropriate cards on hand makes this all the more inviting and satisfying.  Following are opportunities to stock up on your cards for the season!  I look forward to seeing you there. Mention you read my blog and receive one free card of your choice with purchase!


Saturday, November 21

Duluth Farmer’s Market

13th Ave E. &3rd Street/  Duluth




Saturday, Dec 5

Peace Church

1111 N 11th Ave E/ Duluth, MN




Tuesday Dec 8

Duluth Congregational Church

3833 E. Superior St/ Duluth, MN




Friday December 11 &  Saturday Dec 12

4726 Pitt Street/ Duluth, MN



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