Yesterday not a lot of work got done. Well, maybe brainstorming for a new business should count as work!
I share studio space with Anne Muller – Card Tricks Designs – and it was the last day of school for her kids… And so we decided to make Possum ice cream.
I should clarify. In the past few months, whenever these teenagers, Ruby and Wilson, may complain about something like cell phones or computers then I go into a hillbilly rant about how I grew up miles and miles from anything and how we didn’t have a home phhone growing up and blah blah blah walking to school up hill in the snow both ways type stuff. (Anne can’t really do those rants because she grew up in the city in Southern California, so I do it for her.)
Basically, it was kind of a joke that we would have some “Hillbilly Ice Cream Social” (I am ALWAYS game for an ice cream social) “School’s OUT!” Party. Then Anne went to the store and we surprised them with this lovely creation.
I think it’s sooooo funny! i had a leg. We were civilized and ate it on plates though my Hillbilly instinct was to just dig in! Oh well, When in Rome……
I am telling you, there’s nothing better than being a lover of stamps and then receiving some well composed postage combos of art that I haven’t seen before!
These are so thoughtful… especially given my penchant for postage…
The truth about recycled paper is that normally it’s not so great. Usually it only comes in light weights and smooth finish and, well, not the super duper best recipient of letterpress…
So when I caught wind (no pun intended – you’ll see) of this fairly new product, I had my doubts. This paper is not only 100% recycled, it super soft and comes in some great colors.
It also is comprised of 75% or so Elephant Poop.
I printed on it recently. The color is a super awesome bright green. I used it for a birth announcement (appropriate, right?) for my friend Nikki Flores (who has logged some hours as a letterpress printer but gave that all up to go to Harvard Law and raise a child at the same time…..) and printed this monkey on it.
It took pressing really nicely. It’s super airy, giving the print a pillowy feel that all us letterpress lovers seek.
As I was printing it, I kept wondering if it was weird that I was touching this processed poop, but at the end of the day, touching elephant pooh paper doesn’t weird me out…. but I would second guess licking any envelopes!!