Printing Blocks

It has been just under three years since I took on the role as owner of Colophon Book Arts Supply. Throughout that time, I have had to basically drop most creative practices in the interest of learning the vast skill set required to run an online retail business. It has been challenging and I've really enjoyed the process so far. However, it has been a while since I've sat at the bench to complete an artist book, and that is frustrating. It has been a really long time. But in the last few weeks, part of my studio space has…

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Friday was a not-so-exciting day of checking in with various volunteer duties. There wasn't a whole lot going on outside of that. Today was also not a very active one, but it was taken as a break day. However, there are some things that are mulling around. I hope to spend all of Sunday holed up in the studio getting some of those ideas out.

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Sanding to an end

All but two parts have been sanded for the board shear! There is still some photography left to do, but once finished, I can put the clean stuff on. Just a little more time before a fully functional shear is ready. I can't wait! I also attended the Friends of Lilly Library annual meeting tonight. We heard a lovely guest lecture by the new director of the Indiana University Art Museum who gave a glimpse at the trend of museum catalogs going digital. It is interesting to see the direction technology moves things...potentially scary, but certainly interesting. This next week…

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Sewing on a Frame

NaBloPoMo November 18. I was able to sew four text blocks today on the new sewing frame I acquired in Cleveland this October. Usually, I set up some upside down clamps with a metal rod taped across them to create the frame. This is much easier! It is great to come up with solutions to problems, but it is really nice to have the tools that are meant for the job!

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