Friday, November 23, 2007

oh, the agony of packaging

we shall meet with Sybila on Wednesday from the Rare Books & Manuscripts Library @ Van Pelt.
i hope she will alleviate some of this pain.

Monday, November 19, 2007

That's a Wrap.

final printing to ensue.
talk about Thanksgiving!
I am thankful for hard maple and laser cutters and shellac.
I am not thankful for several deep breaths of denatured alcohol.
Mostly, I am thankful for the following:

Friday, November 16, 2007

loosening up. the last push.

I have finished up the last three designs for the type-high book just as I write this post. They will be cut on the laser tomorrow at 12:30.
The wood has been prepared (all of it!), thanks to an impromptu milling session on Wednesday in my pressed skirt and boots. Amusing to most - but I think I am serious about this wood lately. I need to ask for those pictures that got taken...har-har-dee-har.

I have one precious 3" x 8" slice of type-high maple left, and am debating if I should design something for the cover, or if I should re-do that awful "Handsome Dennis" from September. I ought to decide now, and "git 'r done" tomorrow.

David Comberg may bring some of my blocks/prints to an event at the Free Library of Philadelphia tomorrow afternoon. Book, Paper, Scissors: Artists' Book Fair

Unfortunately, I will also have to buy another roll of Arches cover paper in order to finish, which is expensive, and makes me cringe. If I don't drink wine for the next month... Agh, fuhgeddaboudit. But I am very keen on keeping my "eyes on the prize" - a lovely finished set of "books" with explanatory text/narrative, a set of prints, and a manual of sorts for posterity.

Saturday, November 3, 2007