Monday, November 30, 2009


Oh the things me and my white tiger could do, in the jungle.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holiday Craft Fairs, Round 1

Brown Parcel Press is going to be in three Craft Fairs this holiday season. The first one, ICE, took place last weekend in a converted factory space in Atlanta. Because McDavid was manning home base back in Brooklyn, I took my mom along as co-captain of the BPP booth. Who doesn't want to buy letterpressed stationery from the most stylish French woman you'll ever meet? The pictures above are of the little set-up we created. The next two craft fairs are the Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa and the 3rd Ward Handmade Holiday Craft Fair in Brooklyn. Come visit us.... i'm going to be constructing life-sized paper holiday characters for the next one. Yes sir.

Chop it, Carve it

My local farmer's market has come to an end for the year, and i'm losing a few minutes of sunlight each day. The past few weeks have been beyond busy, with my fair share of pre-sun wake up calls and a few delirious late nights. It's been a good little month of productivity. Many new ideas. Many things to be thankful for.

Oh also, our amazing intern over the summer, Micah, is now in Germany working with the seriously talented printmaker, Thomas Kilpper, printing large reliefs out of linoleum floors. Anyways, he has a video up on his blog of him workin' on it and i've been unable to embed it on Part & Parcel, but view it here. (We miss you Micah)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Printy Printy

I'm going to be elbow deep in ink all evening and maybe even all night long.... Rinse, repeat and do it all over again tomorrow. Plus, remind me to learn how to pick locks because callling a locksmith to do it for for $96 is $96 worth of knowledge I'm lacking. Fingers crossed that the sunny sky that just peeked it's head at me is here to stay for a few days.

Pictures after the craft fair on Saturday!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

70's Folk from a Woman Dentist....

Meet Linda Perhacs..... Linda is a dentist who decided to release a psychadelic folk album back in 1970. It was met with little fanfare, and Linda continued with her career as a dentist. Imagine her surprise when in the year 2000 she was contacted about her reaction to her cult following. "What?! Little 'ol me?" The songs really are pretty amazing.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Great Goat Let Down

Meet Vanilli (that's right my French mother named our goats Billy, Milli, and Vanilli- she's pretty much amazing). Vanilli gave birth to two kids about a month ago at Carr's Station, the family farm. In the first few days after they were born I spent as much time with them as their mother would allow. Imagine having a puppy disguised as a goat.... that's pretty much what they were like. Anyways, long story short, their addition to our goat herd made me realize that I really wanted to know more about these goats. I signed up for a goat husbandry course that's happening today. I've been looking forward to it for a long time.

Lucky me, I came down with a really gross cold and decided late last night (after my voice disappeared) that waking up at 4AM to drive four and half hours to Bakersville, NC was probably not the smartest idea..... After all i've got hell week coming up printing a bunch of stuff for the ICE Craft Fair in Atlanta next weekend.

My Goat Education will just have to be put on hold for now. In the meantime, anyone who's interested in goat husbandry, milking goats, or goat cheese should look into Goat Song, by Brad Kessler. It's been the most surprisingly enjoying book i've read this year.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Two Sides of a Glass Negative and Baker's Twine

Please Click on me! I look so much better bigger!

This glass negative was found at Luddite, in Williamsburg, and was given to me for my birthday...... in the middle of June. I don't know why it felt so right to get an image of a Swedish man laboring with a tree in a Narnia-esque landscape, but it's certainly one of my favorite possessions. Of course I like all the knick-knacks I choose to surround myself with, but i'm not attached to them like I am this one. I think it's cause it feels like i'm seeing and smelling Robert Frost's universe.

Oh and....baker's twine!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Brace Yourself

Both of these images were found while perusing the NYPL Image Library. I wish you could've seen my eyes nearly pop out of my head when the next arrow brought these puppies to the screen..... I have a few other with the woman at the bottom (who is a shirt collar maker). If you're good, I might post them later.