i have nothing interesting to say so let me show you what i bought

​(cross posted from my studio weblog Levigator Press)
This weekend we closed the studio and drove up to Oshawa to pick up this gorgeous beast:

It’s a 6.5×10 Chandler & Price Pilot, fully refurbished, in beautiful condition, and ready to be put to work. It’s a perfect press for our tiny space, with the capability to handle large scale production while being user friendly and a fantastic learning press for our students and studio members. We can’t wait to fire it up and get printing.

safety in the artroom

Things I just spilled this very large jar of walnut ink on:

-the work table

-the studio floor 

-a sketchbook 

-sheets of paper and bookbinding tools not yet cleared away from last night’s class 

-my leggings, which means my leg is going to be dyed brown by the time I get home 

Let this be a lesson to you: don’t keep your extremely stainey inks in these ridiculous topheavy flip-top sealer jars.