More ideas than time!
I started printing three years ago. Printing in my own studio kicked off a little over a year ago.
My first encounter with letterpress was when we lived in the USA. We resided in the ‘fly-over-drive-through-state-Arkansas’ and the nearest biggest city was Kansas City. It was there that I walked into a print shop and was sold in a heartbeat.
I learned a lot from Thomas Gravemaker. I started taking lessons about three years ago on a VERY cold February day. It was his space, personality, patience and willingness to share knowledge that made me fall in love with printing. After that the community answered a lot of questions and I became friends with Rozemarijn Oudejans and Marieke van der Perk. We share highlights and struggles.
Well, easy question, Thomas. Although I loved working in the GWA. The past year I’ve met a very inspiring photographer and drawing artist and working together with them definitely made me grow as a printer.
Having lived on different parts of the world and have friends everywhere, I could definitely use a machine to be transported everywhere in a heartbeat. I’d like to have coffee in Arkansas, then lunch in Durban etc…
Both. I love the acceleration of working together. But I also enjoy taking time and being fully concentrated on my own. Being a bit of an introvert I need time alone now and then.
Trust. Humor. Both on 1.
While running. While meeting up with artists in different settings. Always, I have more ideas than time!
I would come back as confetti.
Hahahaha! I also have three kids. I read the newspaper in bed.
A Korrex Stuttgart. Two tiny proof presses and a bigger proof press that I use to make posters. A Bartham polymer machine. Oh, and a impress foil press. That I mainly use to emboss. So far at least.
A bigger proof press with automatic inking system is HIGH on my list.
Breakfast at the beach with my family.
Having three children makes me the happiest person the world. It also makes me the most vulnerable person in the world.
What I do makes me happy. I can only hope that investing time, being present and creating beautiful things for others creates beautiful memories.
I’m a printer, freelance writer and I host an Airbnb location. The house we live in used to be a bakery and we rent out part of it. It sleeps five and it’s going well. I’d say it takes up half of my time. AND I’m a mother to three kids – 8, 10 and 13. It consumes the other half. Wait, no, Idk, I’m a professional full-time time juggler.
I draw, I write, but I don’t use techniques other than letterpress