Monday, May 17, 2010
lemons, typewriters and yo-yos
So many simple pleasures this weekend... sunshine and lots of unhurried time with my favorite people made for a very a happy weekend. Lots of lemons entered into the picture, too. Lemonade, lemon berry muffins... and I finally made the lemon dish towel that has been on my mind since you all suggested it for my next print. It's the perfect example (for my printing classes) of moving beyond silhouettes to slightly increased complexity with stenciling. I couldn't let go of the ginkgo image suggested, as well. I've drawn another stencil to cut, but first I wanted to carve that perfect little fan leaf into a stamp or two.
Here it is with one of the highlights of the weekend: our family's first typewriter! I've been on the lookout for one for several years, but all of the vintage ones I came across needed too much work, or were more than I was willing to spend. This sweet little Smith-Corona Classic 12 is a little newer than I had hoped for (60's), but it runs likes a charm and came with a brand new ribbon that we'll be putting in soon. A $5 price tag made it irresistible, and was the success story of yesterday's mother/daughter date to the flea market.
While we were thrifting, my son and his buddy were working on their two favorite things: yo-yoing and movie-making. They combined the two to make an amazing video, "says the proud mama"!