First, let me back up a bit, to late April.
Celebrated the 30th Wayzgoose at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. It was a rousing success, featured 50 some vendors celebrating all things bookish and handmade. It’s really an overwhelming day, everyone with a spring in their step and awesome handmade posters, broadsides, books, cards etc., all for show and sale. Kudos to gallery director Rhona Wenger who, with her team, did an amazing job host this one of a kind event. Cheers!
Since then, i’ve been spending a lot of time, working on my Ben Franklin – Gordon – 8×10 platen press (circa 1890). Cleaned it all up, painted what needed paint and have it in shape to print again. A iron behemoth rises from the rust and dust! I expect to get ink onto it, and make some birthday cards in July.
I designed and printed a dynamic poster for Peterborough-based rock band The Spades. They are selling it on their merch table as they tour across the country on a 30 plus date tour with Matthew Good. You can see an image of the poster on the spades website:
Yesterday, June 21, i was out showing and selling at 400 Fest – a block party on the 400 block of George Street in downtown Peterborough. I met a lot of nice people, and received some great feedback on my offering of prints, posters and cards.
Next on the horizon is getting back to the press – i’ve got a couple new blocks started for prints of lily’s and hostas. As well, i have some broadsheets percolating in my brain, that will combine some carved images with lyrics from some of Peterborough’s best songwriters. Also, 2008 Christmas cards are on the horizon for later in the summer.
thanks for checking in.