The printing of a new letterpress broadside at the Lit House. I designed this one for Elana Bell's poem "How I Got My Name (Jabotinsky)" from her collection Eyes, Stones. Elana is reading at our third and final 2013 Summer Poetry Salon on July 23.
|Yes, that is indeed gold ink!|
Picking secret wild wineberries! They are so delicious (and free, of course). They always finish ripening around here by Independence Day, so this has become a bit of a holiday tradition.
|A successful harvest to be shared with friends and family.|
Visits from out-of-town friends. Bryanna Tidmarsh, who I met at the West Chester University Poetry Conference a month ago, came to town with her partner Michael on their way to a Baltimore weekend excursion. It was so lovely to see them!
Non-traditional postcards from in-town friends on vacation. My artist-friend Stu Cawley, who is cooling off next to a lake in Maine, sent me this hand-drawn postcard sketched on a papery piece of tree bark. Neat, no?
My brother and cousin also came to town for the weekend, which meant a Saturday afternoon of boating fun on the muddy Chester River. I got a bit of sun and breeze while the boys went wakeboarding. And of course there were steamed Maryland crabs waiting for us back on shore.
Sunday was a day of recuperation, which meant the time was right to begin re-reading an old favorite: Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn. In between decadent afternoon naps, of course.