Words. I must have become a printer because I love seeing words in front of me. Cards, prints, even these small letterpress printed cards that now stand in wooden holders.
I’m about to start a new eating plan, something I’ve done, oh, maybe a thousand times during my life! But seriously, who knows, right? So I’m working on becoming a vegetarian/vegan (haven’t decided which one yet). I’m going to need lots of help, so today I’m working on some signs I can put around the kitchen to inspire and motivate me:
“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” -Ann Wigmore
“Came from a plant, eat it; was made in a plant, don’t.” -Michael Pollan
Let’s see how this goes….
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.