Sunday, May 24, 2009

Two Features

Have I mentioned Printsy before? Its a quickly growing online community of printmakers on Etsy who share their work with each other. Each week a member shares their thoughts through a little interview-- today its my turn! Click here to learn a little about my history with printmaking, my materials and workspace and what not. Some photos of my process and workspace are included. Thanks so much to the the very talented Amie Roman for inviting me! Here's a photo from the interview of my latest print drying:

I pulled a big batch of woodcuts last night, and am about to tackle another. I decided to go with Sarah Vowell's The Wordy Shipmates for audio-book companionship and am loving it so far. It traces the history of the puritans who settled America with lots of humor and a sprinkle of sarcasm. As someone who was historically nerdy enough to complete the entire series of North and South books (followed by the Patrick Swayze mini-series rented from the public library) during one middle school summer (I can't believe I'm telling the internet this) -- I'm enthralled by Vowell's take on our past and love seeing the connections still vastly apparent between our country at its beginnings and at present day.

I downloaded this one through 2 free audiobooks when you sign up for a trial membership. They're not paying me to say that (obviously, since I have like 4 readers) but its really easy to give it a shot and very simple to cancel. I'm saving the other credit for our camping trip in June-- four hours in the car flies by if you're listening to a story. You can also find Sarah Vowell regularly contributing on This American Life-- the entire archives of which is available to stream by following this link.

All right, time to get moving. We took a decent-sized 5 mile trek down the river today and went to a holiday bbq-- I'm bushed!

Happy Listening (and Reading!)


Amie Roman said...

Aw, *blush*, thanks Marcy :) I enjoy reading Sarah Vowell, she's got a great style. Happy printing, looking forward to seeing your next batch of goodies!

Marcy said...

I've always loved her on the radio, and the book doesn't disappoint. Thanks again for the interview though-- I actually learned a lot about myself thinking about answers to the questions. :)