This was one of the first cards I printed. I only made a handful, and I forgot about them.
But the other day, I realized I LOVE these cards. So, I”m going to set the type again and reprint. Sometimes a good idea needs to be reprised, right? It’s the way you hold my hand when I’m cold, wash the dishes every night, walk the dog in the morning so I don’t have to go out in the cold… and on and on. It’s Valentine’s Day:)
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.
I have a press, so I will print.
Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty.
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.
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.