11.04.2008

Printing by Hand


Dear Melissa,

Hi, friend! Are you enjoying your children and their break from school this week? We are happy with ours. No one has gotten dressed (except my poor husband) from their pajamas until maybe after lunch, if at all. We did have one harrowing incident yesterday which involved me yelling at the baby "no, that's not apple juice!" and making a mad lunge (you can fill in the details with your imagination, and you would be right) but we seem to be settling into a less destructive routine.

I have become OBSESSED (the capital letters are required because if we were on the phone, I would yell that word) with Lena Corwin's excellent, beautiful, crazily-inspiring book Printing by Hand. I think I've had it now for about a month and I have consistently stared at it (cover, page, page, page) every day. When I finally have a minute to myself (the down side of children's holiday month) I have big plans. Here I made some trees (I think I need to invest in another ink color). The possibilities are endless. I think every inch of my life needs to be printed on.

Love,
Lynne

14 comments:

mikodesign said...

I love that book too, it's just so pretty and inspirational. The trees are looking good!!

melissa said...

Dear Lynne:

Yes, we are surviving our week. We're actually enjoying it, and have had no majors mishaps. Whew! Yes I must have a look at this book. The possibilities of printing by hand our endless. What about printing on wallpaper. Oh, imagine what you could make.

I'm off to print something...

Love,

Melissa

Kris said...

I think everything at my house needs some handprinting on it too! (Love your trees)

zana said...

Hand printing is my first creative love! I have a hand carved stamp tutorial on my blog if your are interested!
Your trees are great!

sew nancy said...

hi

love the trees
and i want that book

Jen said...

Dear Lynne,
I am so glad I am not the only OBSESSED gal on the block!
Love,
Jen

Lauren said...

Your trees look wonderful. Hope you are having a great week. It's nice not to have to rush out the door in the morning but it is also nice to have a good routine. i don't know which one I like better!!

xo

Christy said...

I just got the book from the library today and can't put it down! (Well, I guess I put it down to get on the computer.) I've been on the waiting list for a good 4 months, and now it's time for some printing. I love your trees!

Brooke said...

Printing by Hand was a fun project.. but it's even more fun to see what people are doing with it.. especially two talented ladies like yourselves..

Chris said...

Oh my gosh, I just bought this book last week and I, too, am OBSESSED!! It's such a great book and I can't wait to put the techniques into practice. I have a feeling that my friends and family will be receiving many hand-printed gifts this Christmas!

Bethany Hissong said...

printing is addicting!

Sharyn said...

If you ever get to the Northwest you can come try letterpress printing in my studio. It's another addictive printing method and the scent of ink is almost intoxicating. And the metal fonts & images... well, it's enough to make you want to print & print & print & print & print...

Love your blog! I just stumbled on it this morning. Happy autumn...

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