I kicked off March with a 45-minute song set at the St. Francis Mardi Gras pasta dinner fundraiser, which is always such a blast and gives me a great reason to play dress-up. I’m not big on selfies, but hey, the pillbox hat calls for one!
Not too long after that I was able to get down to Florida to visit my brother, friends, warmer weather, and the beach. What is it about reading a book while seaside? Every other care and worry and to-do list item seemed to find its proper size and place—as opposed to being overwhelmingly huge and at the front of my brain where they usually live.
While on my brief layover in Atlanta I discovered the handmade artist book exhibition in the E Terminal— my only disappointed was not having enough time to look at them all. I love that artist books are being given a more prominent showcase in the art world. So cool that this was at an airport too, and that there wasn’t just one display, but that they were on exhibit throughout the entire terminal!
At home, I got back to the print shop to work on the last page of my Tiny Poems book. The photo below is of one of my typeset poems sitting on the press before a test run. It was tricky getting everything lined up right, because this page is replacing an existing one, and so all the spacing needed to match exactly. Next up: binding the books and printing images.
Working on a new essay. I love scribbling on drafts.
While on a very short trip to Cleveland, I poked my head into the Morgan Conservatory, a papermaking, letterpress, and bookbinding center housed in a 15,000 square foot warehouse off I-90. It is amazing! The photo below shows a small section of one of their display walls with handmade papers and descriptions of how each was made.
While spring is definitely on its way (it was a bizarre 75 degrees on Thursday!) there was a bit of winter just before that. I love my front courtyard in the snow…
Sewed up another dress, and I think I need to make something summery out of this fabric I found at Sew to Speak.
Happiness is seeing Sherman and Hazel snuggling! I’m so glad he finally has a friend.
Cheers for now :-)