I took another letterpress class this last weekend. I decided to typeset a billion little tiny pieces of type to make a summer calendar since our instructor asked us to work with the theme of "things that are hot." We had a ridiculous, crazy heat wave last week so in my head, I was obsessed with the idea that summer is very hot and that I might not like it very much. The weather has improved somewhat since so I am now thinking of my little summer calendar not as a countdown to tolerable temperatures but rather as an inventory of days of freedom. Yay for highly anticipated summer vacations! There are about three weeks of the school year left to go and I am just itching to have some free time to work on projects and not feel so rushed all the time.
Setting the type for the calendar took hours upon hours (about four to be honest) and although I enjoyed it, I think that the reality is going to be that I finally get busy learning how to use Adobe software of various types which will make the whole process a lot faster and easier. Because I've got ideas, you see. And if I don't act on them in a reasonably quick manner they disappear into some kind of idea void that is a punishment for my laziness. Or something.
This weekend was also a monument to small time consumerism in our house. I bought a bunch of new books (does the fact that I bought a stack of modern Japanese fiction along with a book about the rediscovery of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker make me eccentric or just a dork?), a whole bunch of good chocolate, way too much Peet's coffee and all three seasons of Arrested Development on DVD. Because, yes, I do need to watch them over and over again. And since I got new reading material maybe I will finally update my reading list on the sidebar... I probably won't update my listening section though since I really have been listening to Johnny Cash all the time for the last many months in a row.
By the way, despite the hours of painstaking work, I made a big, ridiculous mistake on my little calendar. Do you see it too?