Monday, December 17, 2012


Making stationary for sale means you have to start preparing holiday cards months ahead. By the time December arrives, you might just want to sit back with a warm whiskey drink and enjoy. But first there are a pile of holiday sales to attend. I was at Bazaar Bizarre a few weeks ago with the San Francisco Center for the Book. Then I had my own things for sale at the intern's table SFCB's holiday sale, along with my fellow intern, Jeff Shepard. And just this week I was at Renegade Craft Fair with Dutch Door Press. I am almost ready for that drink. But first I have some holiday gifts to make. Since I can't show you those, I will share with you what I am excited about today.

My subscription for the Oxford American ran out just before the Louisiana Music issue was released. After some hassles with the credit card company, it is in the mail and on its way. Possibly in time for a homesick Christmas Eve.

I have been following Geninne's Art Blog for about a year. I download her free desktop calendar every month for a bit of loveliness every time I turn on the computer. Also, changing my desktop format every month means I have to reorganize monthly.
One of my favorite booths at Renegade Craft fair was Small Adventure. Their illustrations are adorable and this poster of adventurous careers was one of many things I eyed all weekend, trying to think about who might want this for Christmas. I do!

That drink is coming, by the way, when Greg Reed gets here Wednesday night to tell stories of his farm. Then Ben and I hit the press room to start loving the lonely Vandercook we keep in the gargage.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Working from Home

After ten days in a row of going to work, I have a day to stay home and work here. This means lots of baking, cleaning, and posting photos I have been meaning to share with you. Mostly this is a good thing, but not entirely. I have today off because there was a fire next to the building that houses Dutch Door Press, one of the three places I work. Everyone is ok and the presses are ok, but a lot of stock was lost and I think I might be spending some time cleaning up water- and smoke-damanged cards that I packaged last week.
At home, I am getting ready for another holiday sale. This Saturday I will be at the San Francisco Center for the Book from 12-5. Stop by if you are in the city. I am sharing a table with other interns, but I will have datebooks, postcards, and handmade paper.
I've also been posting photographs of postcards I've received. Today, Roberta sent me images of all the great cards she received from Keep Writing 41. I've been getting lots of good ones lately and I will post them soon. Though we have been in this house for a few months, we are slow to hang things on the walls. I finally had a chance to hang the balloons I brought from Louisiana, and a special housewarming gift I had packed away almost a year ago, from Blackbird Letterpress. Just in time to welcome friends from Michigan for a few days.