Wednesday, May 20, 2009

City Hawk

This is my most recent completion. The past year, I have seen at least one hawk everyday. Prior to that, I'm not sure I had ever seen one. There must be lots of little foods to eat.

This might be the beginning of a series of city bird prints inspired by my favorite little poem from Leonard Baskin's Hosie's Aviary :

The sparrow tells city skies
about nature

Where can I get the rights to this poem?...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My obsession is real

Two weekends ago, I was fortunate enough to attend (thanks to my lovely bosses) the Vandercook workshop at the Museum of Printing in North Andover, where we learned from the expert, Paul Moxon, how to dis- and re- assemble as well as care for this wonderful machine. Being around all the beautiful machines at the museum just fueled my desire for my own (larger than little Kelsey) press. I run this equipment at work, but somehow it is not enough. ugh. Someday, when my apartment is bigger than a postage stamp...

In the meantime, if anyone has one of these beautiful little Pearls kicking around their basement, I'll come running. Seriously.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Tiny words on tiny peices of paper

I just finished up my newest series of CoinSides for the Deep Moat Reading Series tonight. The reading is at 7pm in the Pierre Menard Gallery in Harvard Square. I've whipped up these little broadsides (one for each poet at the reading) in commemoration of the event.

They will be for sale at the reading and also online at Brave Men Press.

Each CoinSide is printed with a transfer image and printed in 8pt hand set type. The actual size is 2 3/8 by 4 inches. Limited edition of 23 each.

I'm busy busy busy and will update with more soon!