Tonight was my final session of letterpress class (for now). I spent three hours cranking out total awesomeness, and by the end of it I was a sweat-soaked mess.
No air conditioning + massive treadle-operated press = puddle of Kathleen.
Tonight’s main objective was making personalized coasters for a wedding gift (see above); I think I’m obsessed with them now. Coasters for everybody! Really, is there any cooler something-extra than custom letterpress coasters? You can’t beat it for the cost when you print them yourself, that’s for sure.
Since I’ve rented time at the studio in the past, I don’t have to go back through the orientation process and can just jump into working in the studio on my own. I’ve got one or two more projects in the works at the moment, and then I’ll need to think up some more! This time I intend to make use of what I’ve learned beyond just a set of invitations or business cards. Or that’s the plan, at least.
Anyone in the Atlanta area interested in doing artsy awesome things should check out Atlanta Printmakers Studio for all sorts of classes. They’re great!