Wintertime Views Out the Window / by Hope A

Oh, the quiet of January as I unpack hastily assembled boxes, and take stock of what I have. I bound myself a new datebook, filled in my calendar, and started making my workspace, well, workable.  When I was at Penland this summer, I was lucky to convince a few amazing folks to trade their work for a year of letterpress postcardsErin Curry printed on silk and Georgina Trevino, took a break from her jewelry design to try out some etchings and traded me one mint green lovely.  Also, Constance Metcalf gave me a panel of handmade paper, inspired by a process shown to me by Amy Jacobs.  All together, my windows are little fancied up. Also, with some help, I finally hung a lamp over my desk so I can see what I am doing at night.

January (in California) is great for walking.  Andy discovered a sci-fi themed cafe near out house with coffee and 5 or 6 pinball machines.  There's lots I want to do but it is nice to take a walk every day too, and see what is out there.

etching by georgina trevino

etching by georgina trevino

etching by erin curry on silk on the left, panel of paper by constance on the right

etching by erin curry on silk on the left, panel of paper by constance on the right

through the window as the sun goes down

through the window as the sun goes down

light over the work table! small victories 2015!

light over the work table! small victories 2015!