at the press and around

printmaking and letterpress collaborators
mark and melissa 
 i was mesmerized
 as i watched melissa schulenburg
make prints on a letterpress 
 for a broadside
 melissa designed the block
and mark the typography
and mark is printing
and melissa inking
as a part of a series
i can't wait to see all of them together
wendy and i

went grocery shopping BEFORE
the print shop visit
on the road there was a deer carcass being eaten
 by a hawk and several ravens
they were unhappy when i stopped, 
turned around for a quick photo
when i first drove by there was much activity, 
four or five ravens, one hawk
 the appropriateness 
of birds getting their winter lunch
knowing it's not free.