Well, I have been so crazy busy that I haven't had a chance to update in awhile. My mom, step dad & Chris were in town two weeks ago and last weekend I met up with my brother's old girlfriend. Since I only trek my computer to Bongo Java's on Sunday, I haven't been able to update anything! Ah!
I have to keep re-reading my last full post to remember where I left off, it seems like so long ago that I was working on the stuff I mentioned.
So let's see, I CAN post the Willie poster now… the even happened Oct. 20th. The Willie poster was the first job that all four of us interns worked on, which seems like ages ago. Sundy & I were able to print our wedding poster and that you can also see because the client picked it up. I finished the Christmas Poster, which you can't see for awhile, but it was one of the more difficult lock ups I've had. I also finished the California job and the 2 year old's Birthday poster… I'll post those when I can as well I think I can at least post a sneak preview of those.
What about new jobs you ask? Well, I started and finished 3 other posters and there's a high chance they will be my last jobs while I'm here, which is more than just a little sad. The last three were: Nile's Bluegrass Festival, 3 Doors Down & Drew Holcomb. I will be able to post a few of them soon.
With the Drew Holcomb poster I was able to do a pressure print. I'll have to take some better pictures of the process before I try and explain it. But I am really happy I got to try it out and I can't wait to get home and experiment more with them!
We had another week long intern from Minneapolis. Morgan was pretty awesome and definitely was a wonderful person to meet and chat with. She also got a tattoo while she was here of a sweet looking number 5, it turned out way cool. I hope that our paths will cross again soon.
I am still so happy that we are able to come in and work on our own projects on Saturday's. I finished printing the first broken type linocut and yesterday I prepped 4 smaller ones. I also printed four other posters. Three of them are surprises, so I can't post them yet. And the last one was just a ridiculous poster that I wanted to make for absolutely no reason at all except that I really wanted an excuse to use large ligatures and a super killer tuscan style exclamation point. So what exactly did I decide to print using these two elements? A poster that says 'Waffle Fight' of course.
Tomorrow marks the start of our 9th week here. I can't believe it. I feel simultaneously that I have been here forever and not long enough. That I know everyone so well, and not at all. I told Jhesi a few weeks ago (I think) that I've been getting a very "Summer Camp" vibe lately. And not in a bad way because I loved going to camp and usually cried when I had to leave. But we have all been smashed together for a short amount of time and have become so close in that time that it seems impossible to go back to my "normal" life. I am definitely going to miss Hatch, all the people I have met both in and outside of Hatch and Nashville in general. I have to soak in my last two weeks here and hope that I will be able to come back at some point because this city and the people that make it up have had a real impact on me.