yesterday i ran my first test print of the "alphabet of architecture" on an old 1886 letterpress. this is a collograph that i ran through the press sans ink. for color i used scraps of origami paper leftover from my hearts. they were applied via chine colle with nori rice paste. no chemicals were used in this printing process. my plate was made with cardboard cutouts and glue.
on tuesday i plan to print a small edition of this alphabet using water based inks. i'm so excited: i haven't been in the print studio for over 10 years and forgot how much i love it!
little c's first week of pre-school did not come without tears but also brought home lots of wonderful artwork and smiles.