Sunday, February 12


I went into the studio on Friday after teaching and pulled my whole Valentine's exchange edition, plus 12 for sale/friends. HUZZAH. It took about 2.5 hours total, which is testament to the nature of screen (although I think that, excluding setup I can pull about that many lithos in 3 hours). Felt very good, too. I love being in there when no one else is. I used to work in the printshop every Friday and Saturday night! It was great--I could listen to music, sing, use all the presses, not have to worry about other people's mess.

On the fire are fairytales and folksongs, prints and habitats and things made of wood, ribbon and lace and ladylike graces, picnic and birds and checkered cloth. Spring and all. Even though it is nine degrees here right now.

I walked to the grocery store tonight and brought my ipod. Walking home I was smiling because it feels good to walk and it was a good song and a very tall young man was walking (I feel like the poem "Kore" by R. Creeley right now) and surprise, in my hoity-toity part of the city, he smiled at me, too. It was nice to have communion with a stranger. Especially with five pounds of oranges in my right hand and all sorts of other good things in my left. And the promise of a whole workings night ahead, having finished grading this afternoon.

Much to come in the next week or so.


Blogger Strikkelise said...

You make me want to drop everything and do something crafty for the rest of the day! Thanks for a lovely Monday morning read. The print is great, and especially her stockings and the colour.

1:24 AM  
Blogger emily said...

I loved your post, it was so evocative and really captured a moment in time for you. Very inspiring :)

4:56 AM  
Anonymous Blair said...

This was a nice post, love days like this. Seems like a lot of us are having some nice time to write about these days, maybe its Spring on its way.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Mama Yaga said...

i think there is something spring-y and faerietale-wonderful in the has a-hold of me, too! The muse is coming in strong and clear through the cold winter air, and i think the earth is holding it's breath to exhale spring so soon!
i can't wait to see what you create! :) Thank you so much for again being so inspirational and sharing your beautful words and creations.

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

This post gave me such a warm, bright feeling. I can relate to the working in the printshop friday night alone feeling, and that last bit about walking with the oranges and having a smile from a young man was so simple and unassuming, but yet so compelling. Thank you.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

OH my goodness. I can't wait until those are up in the shop (I hope a few will be), I will snap one right up so I can hang a bit of spring on my wall!

12:51 PM  
Blogger eireann said...

Thank you all!

The prints--well, a few of them--will be in the shop this evening around 6:30 CST.

I had no idea that this post would move anyone. it's so nice that it did. Thank you again for such sweet comments.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Blown away.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

beautiful. i want one!

6:58 PM  
Blogger brandie said...

wow! just discovering your blog and loving all your things; your photos, your designs, everything. this print is absolutely wonderful...will head right over to your shop!

10:08 AM  

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