Sunday, May 24, 2009
This weekend was an intense workshop at the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts with an incredible instructor: Letterpress I compacted into a weekend. It was mostly work time: blackening our hands with lead type, learning the jargon of the letterpress, carving into linoleum blocks, paging through haiku books, setting my own brief poem, learning about mixing paint, thinking about folios. Our instructor encouraged us also to continue on, and when we did, to also thinking about press names. Ryan suggested Paper Tattoo as we were driving home; there was a beat, then we both said, "You/I kinda like it" simultaneously. It might stick.