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A scattered post, but a post nonetheless.

Ok, so I am a scattered mess, just trying to get myself back on top after two weeks in Michigan. Here are some things that I’ve done recently. I made a clasp with my new friend Jana:


Full disclosure: It doesn’t close. But I made the thing and so I have a bit of pride about it. Here it is in context, Pam Spitzmueller’s bookbinding course at the Paper and Book Intensive, which I was able to take after I taught a pressure printing workshop the week before. Some of these clasps look a little nicer than our clasp, but all of the books are adorable and small.


Soon after this photo was taken, I was trapped by a cancelled flight and booked into a hotel with this view:

carparkDo you want to go there? Here is the link.

As soon as I got home, a day later than I expected, It was time for something new: printing for someone else.

duncanThat is a stressful business! Suddenly all decisions about color and quality are being made on someone else’s behalf. I was surprised by how different, and how much more agonizing, it was than printing for myself.

As soon as these prints were wrapped up and delivered it was time to head to the London Centre for Book Arts for an intro letterpress weekend and then back down to Brighton for a binding workshop the following day.


That is it really, apart from the hours I’ve spent trying to dig myself out of my inbox and a pile of dirty laundry.

In other, more exciting  news: we have acquired the car of my dreams! Behold, the Nissan Micra, a car shaped like a car. Do you see what I mean? Look at it:

carI challenge you to find a more adorable car-shaped car than this one. It is like a car out of a Saturday morning cartoon. It is finally BBQ season in Brighton. And so I will leave you with this photo, and a promise that a more interesting post will follow soon.





11 comments on “A scattered post, but a post nonetheless.

  1. Neale Petrillo
    June 5, 2013

    I’ve always been a fan of the 1985 Yugo GV. They’re cute anyway :p,28804,1658545_1658533_1658529,00.html

  2. Ellen Slade
    June 5, 2013

    I love the car and the fact that there may be some additional seats in the back for passengers. Is that possibly true? Also, the BBQ scene on the beach looks wonderful – What went onto that grill right after the photo was taken? You are busy, busy, busy!!!

  3. Glenn House Sr.
    June 5, 2013

    Yummy. Grilled octopus.

  4. Laura.
    June 6, 2013

    yay a car! i have dreams about a car, especially after my own trip to michigan. thank you for the little note, by the way. i love it.

    • Big Jump Press
      June 7, 2013

      Yes, the car is a little dream! I was so pleased the Bonnie was going to see you! Congrats again on the show!

  5. metalandmettle
    June 6, 2013

    I love the brass clasps. Would love to see more!

  6. Ward Maxwell
    June 7, 2013

    delightful—I am from Toronto and only spent one day in Brighton but of course we made it to the seashore and all I could think was how much it reminded me of Lake Huron. Your pic of the Hibachi/BBQ would not be out of place over here, Thx for your wonderful blog from a hand bound book lover across the sea. cheers!

    • Big Jump Press
      June 7, 2013

      Thank you Ward! Next time we take out the grill I’ll cook a pork and apple sausage in your honor!

  7. Ben Mitchell (@OhBendy)
    June 14, 2013

    Where did you get your loupe?

    • Big Jump Press
      June 16, 2013

      Hi Ben! I got it ages ago when I was living in the states. I ordered it online. Look for a “linen counter” and you will find a great one.

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