Hein (fub) wrote,

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Home alone

This afternoon, I took klik to her sesshin -- a type of zen retreat. She's doing a course to become a zen teacher, and this is one of the things you have to do to get past the first stage. I've looked through the programme, and I'm not jealous of her: get up at 5:00 and basically do a lot of meditating until 22:45... It's going to be hard work for her, but I think it'll be good for her as well -- she gets a lot of benefit from her other zen activities.
However, we were both not looking forward to spending a week apart. We're always together, and we like it that way.

I didn't look forward to working this week and then coming home to an empty house. So I took the week off as well. But normally, when klik isn't at home, I pretty much don't to anything. And I didn't look forward to laying around on the couch for a whole week. So I decided to set myself a goal as well: I want to print and bind a book in this single week.
We've made a stack of 19 lino cuts, and babarage is writing haiku to go with them. The end result will be an A5-sized booklet with on each page a linocut and the haiku in Gill Sans, bound in a pamphlet.

Today, I finished the first page. I now have the general set-up, and I aim to do at least four print runs per day! If you can read Dutch, you can follow my progress on my printing site, or friend drukgedoe here on LJ.
Tags: craft

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