In addition to all of the visitors, I recently gave a demo with fellow artist Carol Brown at the Incline Village Library. The library was celebrating their 10th anniversary and someone had donated a Kelsey Press. Carol and Katherine Case of Meridian Press spent time restoring the press in time for our demo. We demonstrated how to ink the press and print, offering visitors a take away and sharing a bit of history about printing and presses.
Judith is a retired linguistics professor and volunteers at the Black Rock Press. She is a beautiful poet and friend, and I am thrilled to be collaborating with her. She has written a series of poems inspired by Stardate (an NPR broadcast). Judith is working on setting the type for the poetry, and I am working on the images. There are five poems that will be printed and housed in a portfolio case. We will work from metal type and polymer plate and linoleum images. Our goal is to create an edition of 25. We will begin printing this week.
And finally, I have been working on my own projects: a book project based on an old mining town, a 2016 calendar project, and a book project on school shootings. Here's a few images of the calendar project. More to come on the mining town and school shooting project. Here are a few pictures of work in progress on the calendar and some test prints I did for the Black Rock Press.