A Day

“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.”

The stomach bug kept me home and missing the Women’s March on Washington. Boo….Thanks to the internet, I followed along all day.

Instead of moping (ok, I’ve done my share of that), I am planning new prints and ways to make a difference.

Next Up

img_5682I have a press, so I will print.

Next up:

Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty.

Herbert Hoover

 

Off to the Visual Arts Center

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My friend, Caroline, is coming back to town. We were certified on the press at the Vis Arts Ctr in Richmond last month, so we want to give it a try- together! We’ll spend the day setting type and printing. I’m working on this print, but it will not look the same once I pick out type and ornaments.

I wanted to give myself something to visualize before I started.

The words, though, will hang on my wall to give me a reminder of how I want to be.

 

Love, Actually

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I know. It’s a movie. One that everyone has seen a gazillion times.

But the movie lifts my heart and has mended broken places. So I end this year thinking of love- of my children and their families, of my mother who misses my father desperately, of my husband who loves me from the core of his being, of my friends who support and share in the joy of creating, of people who have changed my thinking through their writing and speaking, of the ocean that calms me, and of self-knowledge, which has reassured me that life offers healing and forgiveness if we are willing to take it.

Here’s to 2017. May we love more.

 

Reboot/ Regroup

file0002143843277I needed yesterday. Two friends from Life is a Verb Camp, a retreat I attended in November, came to visit and learn about letterpress printing.

Recently, I’ve been feeling somewhat out of sorts with my creative life. Not sure of how to proceed, I just drifted from one project to another. But yesterday, I worked with these friends and found myself so caught up in not only printing but also sharing what I do and how I do it.

Hmmm, maybe I miss teaching? Maybe I ought to do this more often? Sometimes the Universe talks loudly and clearly. And I am listening.

So what’s my next step? I need to get more organized with my “stuff” and my process. That will happen over the next two months. Then I’ll begin to advertise for workshops. Yay, I have a plan!