Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Days

Finally the zinna bloomed and I have enough basil for my neighborhood and some. Also, I have this mis-printed journal from Blackbird Letterpress for drawing everyday.

The Brooklyn Museum library digitalized its card catalog and offered the cards to anyone who was interested. I got a hundred and fifty of them and embedded some of them in handmade paper for next month's Keep Writing postcard. You'll have to wait until next month to see what they look like with letterpress and screen print.

One late night after working a little extra, I was looking on etsy for some summer shoes and came across these lovely red shoes, handmade, vegan and comfy. Visit Molly's shop for more.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Paper Cutting

I have been photographing all the things people have been sending me to include in a batch of paper. Lauren Scanlon sent me these paper scraps from her art projects where she makes paper cuttings in the pattern of bedsheets using romance novels. Thanks!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Productive Procrastination

I have a soft spot for tv shows about high school. I didn't even like high school that much. But at least while watching hours of Glee I posted all the responses I've received so far for the Keep Writing number 26. Also, Keep Writing number 30 is stamped, addressed and ready to be dropped in the mail in the morning. Also, I posted instructions on how to fold the instant book.

In other procrastinating, I cleaned my desk the other day instead of printing or something. I found a few jars of dead things that turned to dusk while I saved them for something special. It doesn't look so neat but that's because even when I clean up, and get rid of things, I still have so much. Literally.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Louisiana Drought

Seriously, its been the worst drought since 1895 and Monday, the weather expert on the radio said that Louisiana farmers need ten inches of rain to counteract these conditions, which he also said was not going to happen. And an hour later, it rained like this. And every day since then. I know that a slow steady rain would be more effective but my tomatoes are swimming. The ones at the garden have a little more room for run off and absorption. But while we were waiting for the rain to subside, Andy's mom said she wished she was a weather forecaster--she would like to be paid to be wrong all the time.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Walk Around the Block

Unexpected but welcome rain changed my plans for the day. I've been home writing letters and posting a million photos on my Keep Writing blog, where you can see all the mail people have been sending me. But I wanted to share this one because it is so nice.
Like listening to the rain. Except the humidity is making everything wonky, including my computer and my head, which sustained a slight injury yesterday when I stood up into a concrete pillar. I would show you a photo but the sharing line has to be drawn somewhere and I don't think Andy would take the picture.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Back on Track

Its been in the high 90's here in Louisiana which is a good time to configure a blog. I've added a few new things to this site, and I am going to start working on the others. Also, Keep Writing number 30 is in production. The other day I screen printed three layers. Here they are resting awaiting some letterpressed text.
Friends are visiting from California, driving all the way here just to see me! Lucky day! Yesterday, once the sun started setting and we could breathe again, I took them to the garden to see the artichoke in bloom.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Homemade Everything

One of the best things about summer (when I am not in school, anyway) is time to cook. I made these nut burgers last week and didn't have any buns for them to rest upon. And so I stayed home, made some bread and ate an exquisite dinner. Too bad I have to go to work sometimes.

Oh yeah, that is saurkraut made from garden cabbage, too.