There’s strength in numbers! . . We’re here in Squirrel Hill at the night market. If you’re around, come see us!
Well... what do you think? Come see this little feller in person tomorrow night at the Squirrel Hill Night Market In Pittsburgh. 🐟🌃If you can’t make it, it’s on the ol’ website.
Interrupting normal Letterpress updated for this- BOTH of my hydroflask waterbottles went missing at the PawPaw Fest- I use these things every day. They rarely leave my hands. Have you seen them, can you help find them? 🙏
Working on the last little bits of the fish kit. 🐟 Now I’ll ink up the block, proof it, and make some final adjustments. 🤞Hoping to finish it before this weekend for the Squirrel Hill Night Market in Pittsburgh this Saturday!🤞
Confession: I finished the book project and just couldn’t look at it for a while. I had good intentions of sharing pages with you, right when it all came together, but instead I turned in the other direction. I flipped through it this morning... so here’s a little looksie 👀
Carving fish scales 🎣 I carve these blocks using the wood engraving method- the block is end grain hard maple. I’ve transferred the image onto it, covered the whole surface in red ink to dye it, then routed out the white areas. Now I’ll use my engraving tools to carve the detail. (you can just see the tip of one making the cuts).
My friend Matt @echohillforge makes beautiful, useful blacksmithed wares. Here’s one of his book ends holding my book, The Life Cycle of the Fungal Kingdom.
Come to Marietta! You can see big beautiful boats, eat carnival food, then come see me at @justajar , see Bobby’s new work, hear some good music, and more!