|mug from heath ceramics, and handwarmers from andrea|
|sara white's invitation to me|
One thing keeping me busy for a few minutes was a drawing for Sara White's upcoming project in New Orleans. She sent me an invitation to do a drawing for her. I think she is making prints of the drawings she receives. I can't wait to see it.
|desk and wall of postcard inspiration|
For the new year I finally made a few more datebooks for the procrastinators like me. I also have started printing at home and offered a special to subscribers of Keep Writing postcards which will keep me busy with custom orders for a little bit. I would love to spend more of my time printing at home (with baking breaks), and so if you have been waiting to get something letterpressed, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I have been slow to offer custom services because I still do not own my own press. Too much moving around and debt to be able to invest. Also, for most of my adult life, I have been able to work part time at a job I may or may not have liked but was able to have free time for writing zines, learning to print and volunteering at a community bike shop. Now that I am done with school and I have a degree in printmaking (ha!) I feel more like maybe my work time and free time activities should merge more. Not to mention I have lost a lot of my patience for food service. The question comes--how do I do what I love, earn a living and continue to love what I do. I am still figuring that out. For now that means collaborating as much as I can, asking to work with people I love and whose work I love. Also, I remind myself why I love printing--because making multiples of something means you can distribute, share, and hopefully connect with more people. So, here I am. Let's work on something.
|the newest datebooks|