Today’s goal is to carve until my fingers fall off or I finish this block, whichever comes first.
Another Christmas gift: a stationary set for my sister.
New daily planner!
During my recent trip to the Bay Area I had the pleasure to visit Compound Gallery and Studios. They were hosting a letterpress exhibit, The Art of Letterpress II, in their gallery space. I came for the exhibit, but got a grand tour of Compound’s studio spaces as well. I was impressed with what I saw: Compound has a letterpress studio, a metals shop, a woodworking shop, screenprinting and etching facilities, a little garden and chicken run, as well as individual spaces for artists. While I was visiting a letterpress class was being taught on their handsome Chandler and Price. It made me wish I lived in the Bay Area again, so that I could take advantage of Compound resources and community.
Many thanks to Lena and Matt, my extremely generous hosts.
San Francisco Center for the Book
The last time I visited the San Francisco Center for the Book, it was in an entirely different building around the corner from their current location. I was excited to see their new digs! They look great! They have a big studio space for all their presses and type, as well as several smaller binding studios. There was a letterpress class and a binding class going on during my visit. There’s also an exhibition in their gallery featuring work by Jody Alexander, Lisa Kokin, and B. Alexandra Szerlip, which I would recommend checking out if you’re in the area.
I recently designed a paper coral crown for the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to use in their outreach programs. These kids are wearing their colored and decorated crowns at the Hana Limu Festival. What cuties! The pictures were taken by Barbara Lily.