i'm working on an instruction manual for making a million prints.... this is what some of the type looks like after i set it getting it ready for lockup (that is what it is called when the type is put into the bed of the press just before printing).
i've set each word seperately so i can easily move them when i'm printing.
these are for the title so they don't need to move so i set them multiple words at a time.
some of the printing (this is just a test of how the words will look on the page)
the title page.
trying to dry the ink more quickly by hanging the print by the fan.
after the print was mostly dry i folded and bound the book.
sorry these were all sideways, for some reason they didn't transfer very well.
as you know if you are reading my blog, i have been in Chicago attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since last fall semester. i was invited to attend as a prior degree student (which means i was in school as an undergrad, working for a semester before i reapplied to graduate school) and i have been taking classes since August. in the one semester before reapplying i learned a ton! mostly about the school but also about my work and living in Chicago. i wouldn't trade spending a year as a prior degree student for anything... it has given me the opportunity to get situated and prepared for graduate school, and i think i am finally ready to get going. as of last Thursday i was accepted into the Ceramics department and the Printmedia department to study as a graduate student. as of last Friday i am accepted into Ceramics, Printmedia, and Painting and Drawing! somehow (by the grace of God!) i now get to choose which of those three departments i want to join as a graduate student. it is looking like i will go for Painting and Drawing (since it is such a powerful department) but that may change in the next few weeks. for now we (Shauna and i) are just celebrating the blessing and preparing for two years of really hard work!