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 postcards. Erin 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.