Category Archives: Diary

Adams Morgan Day this Sunday

Adams Morgan Day is this Sunday, September 9, 2012 and I’ll have a booth at Arts on Belmont (Belmont St. between 18th St. and Columbia Rd. NW in Washington, DC) with Julia of Orange Tabby Press and Melanie from Grey … Continue reading

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We exult in what we master and discover

I just learned that Anaïs Nin printed Winter of Artifice herself.  From Volume 3 of her diary: The relationship to handcraft is a beautiful one. You are related bodily to a solid block of metal letters, to the weight of … Continue reading

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Mom in the Printshop

I had a special print assistant yesterday, my mom: We printed my sister’s wedding invitations, and they turned out beautifully!

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Early Work

Someone in my family recently found this portrait I drew of my uncle Patrick: This is what he really looks like:    

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Last chance to visit Present Day!

Present Day at Pleasant Plains Workshop is still packed with great gifts made by local artists.  I popped in yesterday and saw everything from tea towels to jewelry, plus tons of prints.  Stop in this weekend or come to the … Continue reading

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BUST Holiday Craftacular in Manhattan

I’ll be here all weekend.  Come visit!

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Tech support in the age of the book

I need to make a tech support call today but I’ve been procrastinating by watching this instead.

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Present Day at Pleasant Plains Workshop

Present Day, the holiday shop at my friend Kristina’s Pleasant Plains Workshop in DC, opened last weekend.  I stopped by post-brunch to check it out and the place was packed with shoppers and with fun gift options, like tote bags, … Continue reading

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Handwriting

Have you read Ann Wroe’s excellent elegy to handwriting? [F]or all the talk of fluency, balance, harmony and beauty in handwriting—for all the distrust of serifs, curlicues and fussiness in it—it is distinctiveness that we treasure it for: the degree … Continue reading

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what I’ve been up to, part one

Just some little personal projects. Rebound my aunt’s Companion to the Breviary the other day.  It was getting a little raggedy so I added this purple cover. The sewing of a simple book is so pleasurable.  

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