Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Most people didn't react with proper awe and amazement when I told them that Jason bought me a LETTERPRESS for CHRISTMAS!! Holy crap! Not very many times in one's life do you get so surprised by the most excellent toy of a present. I mean, really!
Here is a list of things I've gotten for gifts and been truly hugely excited-jumping-up-and-down happy about (and mom, I'm sure I'm forgetting some, no offense intended)
** a Fisher Price Star Stage microphone with real lights and and echo effect brought on with 2 pedals (age 7)
**TV for my room/studio (age 16)
** a full mini kitchen set in avacado green (age 3)
** a set of Fimo clay from my great aunt--it's the first "crafty project" that I really remember being obsessed with (age 5)
And I've gotten lots of other cool and artsy things, but this press, which I'm naming "Chuck" temporarily--suggestions welcome!--is seriously exciting. Jason says he should have known how obsessed I was going to get--it's all I've been looking at on the internet. It needs new rollers, and I don't have even a letter of the actual "letterpress" typeface, but I really want to print my wood blocks, and eventually I might get into lettering, etc. For right now, I'm just playing. Watch your back, Shona!!! Haha. I seriously called Shona within 5 minutes of opening it. She has a great set up and talent for printing. I'm going to stick with the sewing for now, and dabble into the printing. I'm hoping to somehow use the press for printing fabric.
So, anyway! Whoo-Hooooooo!!!!! I'll have to share some of my letterpress-related finds.