Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sick Day

Hello all! *cough* *cough* I feel like crap today. Some sort of deep cough and pain in the chest. Maybe I have the black lung. (Anybody see the movie "Zoolander?"...it's a stupid/funny movie, but a good quote) Maybe it's bronchitis. I tend to assume the worst thing first so that when I find out it's just a little cough I can feel relieved. I'll have to keep an eye on it. I'll head for the couch. I was hoping to do the second color of printing on my cards, but don't know if I have the strength. We'll see. I've done a small run of 30 cards. The first color went on evenly (yay again!) so now I just have to correctly register the second color on top of it. I tried one or two yesterday and it came out ok. But just not in the ink color I want. Almost there! I also have to head off at some point to the craft store to get mineral spirits for cleaning the press. I'm running out. I use Crisco on the plates, but the former owner of my press mentioned his concerns about using it on the press because he said it leaves a varnish film behind. Anyone have thoughts on this? I am also waiting for more plate adhesive from Boxcar...my plates aren't really sticking very well right now (I've peeled them on and off a handful of times now) Anyway, when I clean the press I use mineral spirits and I wear surgical gloves. I can't use anything with water because my rollers aren't rubber...they are composition and will deteriorate with water. Anyhoo, I hope all is well everyone! Keep smiling! (or start, whatever the case may be)


doc said...

I am sad to know you are "under the weather". Get well soon! Keep taking those pics and we'll keep on watching.

juliet said...

hope you feel better tomorrow...i'm looking forward to seeing 'the final print' from your press ;-)