Sunday, April 15, 2012
platen press, rerun
I took this class before. But then, I went and had a baby, and just about everything leaked out of my sidewinder brain, so I've refreshed myself and discovered her birthday cards didn't turn out because: I was overinking the form, I had forgotten the gauge pins entirely, the arms were flapping in the wind, and I hadn't been removing the form while inking the platen. Thus: a giant mess, resulting in purpling the carpet.
I don't plan to make large, elaborate projects; I have the bittiest press on the used market. But I do love the miniature broadside, perhaps when my friend made this with one of my poems.
On an unrelated note: my thesis manuscript, along with freshly written essay and booklist, will be turned in tomorrow, though likely not by me, as I have conjunctivitis in both eyes and a fever. I wink out from crusted eyelids to say: Hooray! I also, interestingly enough, ran out of regular paper (after, literally, a half dozen years of always having too much paper) and thus, the manuscript has been printed on cardstock, but I don't think my advisors will mind so very much.