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Jun. 23rd, 2012 @ 10:25 pm Home alone
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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.
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From:babarage
Date:June 24th, 2012 07:11 am (UTC)
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I am impressed that you were up this early on a Sunday. definitively no lying around for you this week. And the first two pages look awesome!
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From:fub
Date:June 24th, 2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
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It's coming around nicely -- it was a good decision to use cream-coloured paper. And the clean lettering of the Gill Sans really offsets nicely with the linocuts.
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From:nathreee
Date:June 24th, 2012 08:34 am (UTC)
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If you want to hang out and watch TV or play PS3 games, I am available. You know, when you're tired of printing all day.
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From:fub
Date:June 24th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
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I'll keep it in mind!
I have other activities planned as well (such as dinner with my parents), so I'm not solely printing all day and all night. :)
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From:noramu
Date:June 24th, 2012 01:42 pm (UTC)
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Awh! Ik durf te wedden dat dit wel een productieve week wordt en dat het erna extra-leuk is om weer met haar te zijn! Succes met je boek, ik check mee :D.
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From:fub
Date:June 24th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
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Tja, het wordt nu zelfs tè productief, want de inkt van vanochtend is nog niet droog dus ik kan niet verder drukken. ;)
Het doel is om het uiteindelijke boekje te kunnen laten zien als ik haar op ga halen. Dat moet te doen zijn!
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From:cissa
Date:July 2nd, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
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What a great project!
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