I put up my show at Coffeetopia on Mission Street last week, and I’ll be hanging my show with Stephanie Martin at the Abbey next week… but this week, I’m working on a new linoleum block print. Here’s my first proof, with some notes about next steps.
Well, I haven’t been the most prolific of blog writers of late, but that’s mainly because I’ve been juggling projects galore. One perpetual project is keeping my print inventory up to date and ready to go: bagged, backed, priced, sorted, labeled, boxed. That done, I’m ready for a road trip!
This time, the trip was just down the road about a mile, to yesterday’s Poetry Festival Santa Cruz, ably organized by my friend Daniel Yaryan of Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts fame. Daniel asked me almost a year ago to come up with a design for the festival logo. I believe I’ve posted it before, but just to refresh your memory, here it is:
Forty poets performed their work in the ballroom at the Cocoanut Grove down at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, while next door in the concourse were booths showcasing books by local small presses, poetry-related memorabilia, and art. That’s where I come in.
Here I am in my hipster hat at my booth.
Not too shabby a view.
The Festival ran from 3pm until around 9pm. Here it’s beginning to get busy.
Most of my time was spent taking care of my table (with the excellent assistance of Sarah-Hope), but once or twice I was able to duck into the main ballroom to hear some of the poets perform. Here is Ellyn Maybe and her band.
A good time was had by all, and we’re hoping for another festival next year.
Now back to work… it’s a cold and rainy day here in Santa Cruz. When it’s cold, I move my workspace into the kitchen. It’s easy to turn a stovetop into a tabletop! Just be careful not to get ink on your vegetables.
Stay tuned to see what I’m cooking up next!