Monday, January 15, 2007


Holy crap. I'm sore. I'm tired. But I'm not giving up!
I've spent the entire day and evening working on my first letterpress print. And I still have nothing to really show. I keep running into roadblocks and problems. I'm learning a lot, which is great. I haven't even done the run of my first color yet because I'm still fumbling with how to get the print to come out straight on my paper. Once I solve the issue with the crookedness I'm good to go. My back is imploding right now...I feel like Igor. I'm excited because I'm learning so much; but I just wish I had something right now to show for all this time and effort. Maybe tomorrow. I will post again then with a bunch of pictures I took of today's activities. I feel like a bumbling idiot, but I know that with each project I try I will learn more and more; thus getting better and better. I have a little Word document with all the things I've learned today jotted down. I can use this as a "what not to do" sheet as I move forward. I'm off to take a hot bath and some Tylenol. I'll write more tomorrow when I'm refreshed and have pictures to share. (All before I have another go at the press, of course). I hope I don't have too many nightmares tonight about measuring. Oh, the measuring. *shudder* Oh ruler, I will master you yet!

1 comment:

Poppy Letterpress said...

I love looking back on old blog posts, knowing that the author has mastered old issues!

This is an inspiring post to read, because that how I feel right now!