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Oh, By the Way!

Assignments Calligraphy Letterpress Literature Poetry

Oh, By the Way!

I might well be taxing your memory when I ask if you remember when I finished my project for a course on the Hand-Printed Book earlier this summer.  That was ages ago now!  Crossing the finish line was a bit anticlimactic, and it took me rather a long time to get photo documentation of the final result.  Then, when I finally did, it got lost in the shuffle of preparations for Poetry by Post.  However, since I marched you so thoroughly through the process, typos and all, I feel beholden to revisit this little book one more time.  I reprinted...

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Poetry by Post! And a Site Update...

Assignments Blog Business Calligraphy Letterpress Literature Mailings Poetry

I am downright giddy to announce that Poetry by Post, my MFA thesis project, is at long last open to subscribers!  Preparations for this project have been in the works for many months now, and I'm pleased as punch to finally be able to say more about it.  If you'd like to cut to the chase, click on the drawing above (or the Poetry by Post link in the navigation bar), and that will take you to all the pertinent details. For those who like a little -- umm, a lot -- more backstory:  if you've taken even a brief...

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Scenes from the Studio

Assignments Calligraphy Letterpress Literature Poetry Stamps Teaching

Scenes from the Studio

Lately, I've been... ... writing out some e.e. cummings in Italic ... and in foundational.... doing a little teaching. ... mocking-up business cards. ... gazing at vintage stamps.... printing a prospectus for my hand-printed book. What's happening lately where you are?

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Heavens!

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Heavens!

I knew it had been a while since I posted an update over here, but it was a shock to my system to see that my last post was on May 31st.  How can three weeks possibly have gone by?  Where has June fled?!  And why is it in such a hurry?  I demand ANSWERS, June!  I relish summer days so much and am a little bit heartbroken that we are already here at the . . . first day of summer.  Pesky technicality!  Okay, perhaps I can declare today the beginning of a second summer.  That is a much...

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Waxing Poetic

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Waxing Poetic

I might have mentioned around here that I'm making a book.  I am blissfully so close to never saying a word about this book again (apart from shouting, "I'm done!" Almost, that is.  Just about).  But I am excited to report back about one new technique I used in the process of making this book:  waxing paper.  My book consists of alternating folios of western and Japanese papers (I used Kitakata), and I wanted the Japanese sheets to have a nice translucency to them so that there was a lot of interplay between the two papers as the book is...

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