The Pink Hammer Shop

The Pink Hammer Shop Mixed media artists using vintage books and maps to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Based out of Duluth, MN.
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Handcrafted Rustic Wood Signs

What are some plans you had for the spring/summer that have been cancelled and what are you going to do instead? We had ...
05/09/2020

What are some plans you had for the spring/summer that have been cancelled and what are you going to do instead? We had art shows planned in May, June and July and now none until MAAYYBEEE August. It's a major bummer, but we're trying to look on the positive side of things. Business-wise, this summer we'll be focusing on our online shop. Maybe I'll even be ambitious and finally finish that Shopify I've been working on forever. Personally, we are excited to work on our building up our backyard garden now that we'll have more time. 🌱

Things have been hard lately. I haven't known what to post. I've been tired and uninspired.  Taking care of two babes da...
05/03/2020

Things have been hard lately. I haven't known what to post. I've been tired and uninspired. Taking care of two babes day in and day out is mentally and physically draining. My patience ran out a few weeks ago. Not to mention, all of the fun things (events) we were looking forward to this spring/summer have been cancelled/postponed. It all kind of takes a toll. I know I'm not the only one feeling it. I've watched 6 seasons of Grey's Anatomy in a row (first-timer here) and I'm having dreams about surgeries. Strange times, indeed. In an attempt to end this post on a positive note, I will list 3 happy things: (1) Jensen started sleeping through the night.👏(2) I went outside earlier and smelled someone grilling and it reminded me of summer fun and cheese-filled brats and happy times. 🌞(3) Curbside pickup from restaurants is the greatest. Can we do this always? (Says the mom with two screaming kids in the minivan that isn't dressed to go out in public)🤞

Found this online. Look closely at the titles...Artist: Phil Shaw
04/14/2020

Found this online. Look closely at the titles...
Artist: Phil Shaw

We decorated our Easter cookies from Johnson's Bakery - Duluth MN! Sooo tasty! Like if you think Amelia has a future in ...
04/12/2020

We decorated our Easter cookies from Johnson's Bakery - Duluth MN! Sooo tasty! Like if you think Amelia has a future in cookie decorating! (It also gives us a chance to win their cookie contest😉)

I re-decorated our little nook last night. It was the perfect  spot to work on our monthly #KiwiCo crate this morning! N...
04/07/2020

I re-decorated our little nook last night. It was the perfect spot to work on our monthly #KiwiCo crate this morning! Now to tackle the rest of the house...trying to take it one little space at a time. I feel like we're a few piles of junk away from being on an episode of Hoarders! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Do the walls feel like they're closing in on anyone else? This quick little refresh makes me feel better...it's fun to look at something else 🤪

Any John Grisham fans out there? I just added a few new pieces to the shop!! 📚✨ Free Shipping still available on our boo...
04/05/2020

Any John Grisham fans out there? I just added a few new pieces to the shop!! 📚✨ Free Shipping still available on our book art (or free local pickup!) Woo-hoo! @ Duluth, Minnesota

Self-care for me always includes painting of some sort. These days, it's mostly signs, but honestly no surface in this h...
04/05/2020

Self-care for me always includes painting of some sort. These days, it's mostly signs, but honestly no surface in this house is safe🤪. Make sure you're doing something for YOU during these worrisome times! It felt good to work on something start to finish this evening✌️

Today, I'm feeling as happy as I was when I scored this globe at @junkbonanza ! Matt is off work all next week and let m...
04/03/2020

Today, I'm feeling as happy as I was when I scored this globe at @junkbonanza !

Matt is off work all next week and let me tell you, it has been H A R D lately with these two little rascals at home! It feels like I can never make them both happy at the same time. (Please tell me I'm not alone in this!!) Add in a worldwide pandemic & little guy with fragile lungs, art shows being cancelled, and a house that looks like it's been ransacked on the daily -- it's been a sh*tshow! I'm ready for a (short) reprieve - and some warm, sunny weather on top of that wouldn't hurt either!!

Our hearts go out to everyone battling this pandemic on the front lines, from healthcare to grocery store workers and ev...
04/02/2020

Our hearts go out to everyone battling this pandemic on the front lines, from healthcare to grocery store workers and everyone in between. You are appreciated. Thank you for allowing the rest of us to Stay Home & Stay Safe. #InThisTogether

We were sad to hear that Art in the Park in Alexandria, scheduled for July, is cancelled this year (due to covid-19). We...
03/31/2020

We were sad to hear that Art in the Park in Alexandria, scheduled for July, is cancelled this year (due to covid-19). We had such a great time last year, despite the Day 2 rainout! Our art show schedule keeps shrinking down for 2020. We're going to try & make the best of it and focus more on our online shop - right now we're offering free shipping on our book art! Lots of great pieces available in the shop -- maybe the one you've been waiting for! 🖤

One of the reasons I love living in Duluth is all of the amazing locally owned small businesses. This weekend we treated...
03/30/2020

One of the reasons I love living in Duluth is all of the amazing locally owned small businesses. This weekend we treated ourselves to this delightful spread 🙌 The small businesses in our community need our support now more than ever!

#inthistogether #duluthloveslocal #destinationduluth #befromduluth

If you're like me tonight and sitting on your couch doing some online shopping, head on over to thepinkhammershop.com - ...
03/28/2020

If you're like me tonight and sitting on your couch doing some online shopping, head on over to thepinkhammershop.com - We just added a bunch of new book art...with...eeek, free shipping (vaild only in the continental US)!!! This offer is only available for a short time. 🙌 @ Duluth, Minnesota

I threw in the towel early today, ordered my fav @vittapizza for lunch and hired Harry Potter to babysit. It was a great...
03/27/2020

I threw in the towel early today, ordered my fav @vittapizza for lunch and hired Harry Potter to babysit. It was a great decision. Also great - we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all book art available in our online shop for a limited time! More art will be added soon! @ Duluth, Minnesota

How has everyone been spending their time in 'self-quarantine'? Any crafting or reading happening? Take up any new hobbi...
03/22/2020

How has everyone been spending their time in 'self-quarantine'? Any crafting or reading happening? Take up any new hobbies? Personally, there's a million new things I'd like to read/learn/do, but there's no time in this season of my life. Tell me what kind of fun stuff you're up to so I can live vicariously through you! 😆
{Psst - this new piece is available! $60, 22.5" x 12"}

A lot of things in the world are really 'up in the air' right now. It's hard for everyone to make plans. As for our smal...
03/22/2020

A lot of things in the world are really 'up in the air' right now. It's hard for everyone to make plans. As for our small art biz, we planned on bringing a ton of our new work to the spring sale at Odin Craft Mill, which has now sadly, but necessarily, been cancelled. The @duluthjunkhunt will be postponed until the first weekend in June. We're hoping things will be better by then! 🤞Until things settle, we'll be here making new book art & listing it in our etsy shop. Anything I post here too (IG/FB), is fair game...except for the kids, it took me too long to make them 😜. This piece is one of my new favorites and has me craving bookstores!

Update: This piece is sold!

Took a bathroom break alone today and this happened. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Amelia came to me and said "don't go look at Baby Jensen, jus...
03/21/2020

Took a bathroom break alone today and this happened. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Amelia came to me and said "don't go look at Baby Jensen, just stay in here!" This time it was a paint-marker. Needless to say, they've been taken out of the rotation, lol.

Our pink castle ended up looking like Santa's chimney! Oh well, we had a fun (and messy) morning making it! Thanks to @a...
03/19/2020

Our pink castle ended up looking like Santa's chimney! Oh well, we had a fun (and messy) morning making it! Thanks to @amylouhawthorne for the cardboard box - use what you have - challenge! (There's a door in the back and peepholes on each side. Fits about 50 stuffed animals and one almost 3 year old inside. Or about half of one Santa.)

Morning thoughts - Day to day life here isn't so different than usual. Since we had Jensen, we've been hyper-vigilant ab...
03/18/2020

Morning thoughts - Day to day life here isn't so different than usual. Since we had Jensen, we've been hyper-vigilant about hand washing and careful going out in public. We've been stocked up on hand sanitizer and Lysol for months. Jensen has never been anywhere in public besides the doctors office and we've been super careful when going out ourselves. Matt changes his clothes when he gets home from work and scrubs in like he's prepping for surgery. It's been hard and it's isolating living this way, but we have to protect our little guy with fragile lungs. From the flu and RSV and COVID-19 and anything else that's out there. For anyone else that is immunocompromised, vulnerable and worried - here's to hoping we can all get through this and stay happy, healthy & sane🤞

Among many uncertainties, I know I still enjoy a warm cup of chai and creating {before the kids wake up}.
03/17/2020

Among many uncertainties, I know I still enjoy a warm cup of chai and creating {before the kids wake up}.

Sliding into the weekend like💫
03/14/2020

Sliding into the weekend like💫

We finally have some HP book art ready! ⚡I'm telling ya, it's a miracle we get anything done these days with our two rug...
03/11/2020

We finally have some HP book art ready! ⚡I'm telling ya, it's a miracle we get anything done these days with our two rugrats! ⚡

DETAILS: There are four pieces available - they are each $100 (plus tax and shipping). Please comment with your email address for PayPal invoicing, the sign you would like (always #1, stories #2, etc.), and the shipping zip code. If you would like to pickup in Duluth, we can do that as well. Please pay invoices within 2 hours or I will move on to the next person interested. (This is posted on both IG & FB.) I will update as they sell. Please let me know if you have any questions!

BIG milestone in 2020 for our little guy!!! It was surreal bringing him home from the doctors on Tuesday after he was cl...
03/08/2020

BIG milestone in 2020 for our little guy!!! It was surreal bringing him home from the doctors on Tuesday after he was cleared from needing further supplemental oxygen! I have felt like I've been forgetting to do something all week. It's so nice to see his handsome face, although it is admittedly weird to see him without a cannula. It's like seeing someone who always wears glasses without them! We love our little micro preemie and we're so proud of the growth and progress he continues to make.

Adorable outfit from @carters
#growingwithcarterssweepstakes

Shipped one of my favs out yesterday!!👋 Right now we're in the process of sorting and matching up hundreds of book spine...
02/22/2020

Shipped one of my favs out yesterday!!👋 Right now we're in the process of sorting and matching up hundreds of book spines to create more art for you guys...you should see my workspace. It's a fun explosion of book pieces! I'm always wishing I had more space/tables to spread out on...ah well, someday!

5 months old and already reading Harry Potter 😜 he's definitely my son! Speaking of HP⚡...we have a whole batch of HP bo...
02/21/2020

5 months old and already reading Harry Potter 😜 he's definitely my son! Speaking of HP⚡...we have a whole batch of HP book signs in the works right now! Let me know in the comments if you want a tag when they're ready!

It was so nice to get some fresh air today! It only cost us a few M&M's to get Amelia to take a picture with her brother...
02/17/2020

It was so nice to get some fresh air today! It only cost us a few M&M's to get Amelia to take a picture with her brother....score!
#ChillOutChallenge

We're in the prepping & planning stages of spring/summer markets right now --- what better way to chase away the deep wi...
02/17/2020

We're in the prepping & planning stages of spring/summer markets right now --- what better way to chase away the deep winter blues?! Matt is going to be cutting a ton of books this week while I begin sorting them and compiling a massive list of quotes. What are some of your favorites?? I can't wait to start creating again!

My littlest Valentine, you've come so far ❤️
02/15/2020

My littlest Valentine, you've come so far ❤️

This is us. On a rare day with no appointments. I swear, we should have a punch card for how much we go to the doctors o...
02/05/2020

This is us. On a rare day with no appointments. I swear, we should have a punch card for how much we go to the doctors office/hospital. Every 10 visits, get a free... something? Surgery? Sandwich? I don't know. Amelia put popcorn ("just a tiny little piece") in her ear on Monday so that was fun. +1 bonus visit for the punch card. But today was full of snuggling and tummy time and kinetic sand and books and puzzles and Disney movies and eating snacks galore. So that was good. PS - Jensen, sorry in advance for posting this intimate up and close photo of your chins. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Two great checkups this week for Jensen - his opthalmologist thinks the ROP in his eyes has completely cleared up! He ha...
01/30/2020

Two great checkups this week for Jensen - his opthalmologist thinks the ROP in his eyes has completely cleared up! He had Stage 1 (the most mild) and has been going in for weekly checkups. We have one more - just to be 100% sure that it is gone! ✨ He was also cleared by orthopedics this week - his hips are in perfect working condition! 🙌 It's been such a long road to get here...it feels good to celebrate these milestones! Jensen is still on oxygen, I just had to snap a pic in between cannula changes! Such a handsome young lad!

I had a choice to clean the house or make some signs today. Guess what I chose? #ArtBeforeDishes
01/28/2020

I had a choice to clean the house or make some signs today. Guess what I chose? #ArtBeforeDishes

Our little guy is 4 months old! (& about 1 month adjusted - meaning he is doing one month old things NOW since he was bo...
01/25/2020

Our little guy is 4 months old! (& about 1 month adjusted - meaning he is doing one month old things NOW since he was born three months early! )
He's come SO far. I am astonished looking at his progress pics. If only we knew then, what we know now...It seemed like we'd never get to this point back in September! ,✨ @ Duluth, Minnesota

My latest work of art: Swedish pancakes with lingonberry jam. Anyone else love 'em? We're both zombies today with a baby...
01/20/2020

My latest work of art: Swedish pancakes with lingonberry jam. Anyone else love 'em? We're both zombies today with a baby and a toddler that like to grunt and scream in the night so it seemed like a good treat to make. #sendcoffee

You've come so far, sweet boy.🥰A 2020 update on our shop:We've had little time to work on any art the past few weeks. We...
01/13/2020

You've come so far, sweet boy.🥰

A 2020 update on our shop:
We've had little time to work on any art the past few weeks. We have been getting a lot of requests for custom orders lately and we, unfortunately, can't take any on at this time. We will be continuing to make & sell our pre-designed signs available in our etsy shop. We also have some book spine art available on there as well. But anything else is on hold for a bit as we figure out our new routine! Thank you all for understanding. We are loving having our family together under one roof and we're looking forward to creating more art for you, when the time comes!

We gave the baby a suppository and Matt checked to see if it worked. It did. It worked really well. 10/10 would recommen...
01/09/2020

We gave the baby a suppository and Matt checked to see if it worked.

It did. It worked really well. 10/10 would recommend.

It's just a hangin' out, watching Toy Story on Disney+ kinda day. The last time Jensen wore his Woody costume (Halloween...
01/06/2020

It's just a hangin' out, watching Toy Story on Disney+ kinda day. The last time Jensen wore his Woody costume (Halloween in the NICU) he was 4 pounds. He has since doubled in size!✨ @ Duluth, Minnesota

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