Veremos

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Translation: "We shall see." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

documenting the work and activities of an artist/printmaker-in-progress with an ever-expanding interest in any and all things print. _____________________________________________________________________________ Unless otherwise noted, all images and work depicted are the property/creations of the author. Reblog as you wish, only please do be decent folk and show credit. ______________________________________________________________________ Many thanks for scrolling by!
I’ll be leading a bookplate design workshop at the end of the month at my local community press, Valley Print Studio (follow ‘em on Tumblr here).
Here’s to marking our literary property and taking our personal libraries to the next level of awesome.

I’ll be leading a bookplate design workshop at the end of the month at my local community press, Valley Print Studio (follow ‘em on Tumblr here).

Here’s to marking our literary property and taking our personal libraries to the next level of awesome.

After checking in for the conference on Wednesday I walked over to see if the Crown Point Press gallery was open. It was and while there I asked gallery associate, Tiffany Harker, how best to request a studio tour on my next visit since the scheduled SGCI tours had been sold out when I registered. She stunned me by offering to walk me through the studio right then and there. It was quick so there are only a few photos and the really good stuff isn’t documented but I’m extremely grateful to have had the chance to experience the space and see the master printers at work.

This week’s library acquisitions.

I found the first three at Moe’s Books. (The store’s selection in both new and used literary materials is impressively solid so pay them a visit next time you’re in Berkeley.)

The Tamarind Book is a long over-due addition I got for a price that felt like theft and resisting the Crown Point Press one just wasn’t happening after a gallery visit/studio walk-through on Wednesday and Kathan Brown’s keynote address on Friday.

And of course the awesome folks of SPOTC had a table at the SGCI vendor fair so I finally got my hands on a copy of their hard work as well as the chance to meet team members Caitlin, Andy, and Sam.

It was a good week.

The Great Tortilla Conspiracy—“the world’s most dangerous tortilla collective.” Demo at The Compound Gallery. Left to right: Art Hazelwood and Joe Sances.

Kala's multi purpose space set up for Friday's expo on air purifying plants and non-toxic material alternatives. For more info and downloadable handouts/posters/zines check out the Air Purifying Plant Proliferation Project.

Peeks into the individual studio spaces at The Compound Gallery. I can just picture everyone there scurrying around the week before: Tidy up, guys! We have SO much company coming! And they’re bringing cameras!

Print studio at Kala. One of my top happy places.

Proofs of the first group of 1.5”x1.5” lino tiles I started this month. The grey strips are the first proofs and the wider white strip is second pass after cleaning up the pesky little lino hair lines. I hit each tile edge with some extra ink and ran the pieces through the press with a little extra pressure to give this burnt quality to each impression.  The results were so satisfying I took too many pictures.