Being Intentional

Education is the most powerful weaponwhich you can use to change the world. (3)I awoke today, realizing last week (not an easy one for me) was gone. Instead of relief, I am feeling the need to slow down. A simple shift in perspective makes me appreciate all that I have instead of worrying about people and events over which I have no control.

 

Working on Lately

As I refine my two collections, Classic and Fresh, I am also keeping in mind my third, recommended by friends–the “mental health” collection (though I still need a name for that one). I find that cards and prints can inspire and motivate– or more importantly, show you “get” it.

So once I get these all up in the shop, it’s on to something new. Oh, I also worked on a cool business card with Caroline from Push the Envelope. Her sketch looks fabulous, don’t you think?

It’s Not Easy

brian_ai____200___CMYK_Preview_I’ve been looking for a new press. And I’m always looking for new type. And stuff.

So there’s a fine balance between always shopping and finding time to ‘make” and print.

I did finish 25 invitations this week, the first time I’ve done that. And I’m working on a polymer plate for Skin Touch Therapy so we can have cards in the shop that show our collaboration.

Finding time to create as well as manage the business is always a challenge. But it keeps me moving forward and excited about my life and what I do.

Lancaster Printers Fair

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I don’t know which I liked more at the Lancaster Printers Fair– meeting/seeing old friends or getting new stuff! Wood type from from John Barrett at Letterpress Things and Virgin Wood, a handmade book from Leland Manufactory, cards from Sea Heart City Press and Typecase Industries, and a letterpress t-shirt! Mostly, though, I loved connecting with like-minded printers, who continue to amaze me with their willingness to share and help.