What is generosity ? Really, on a deep level. I think I am again learning this. Experiencing this. Participating in this.
This weekend I received an act of generosity . . . and it was and is both humbling and deeply meaningful.
This morning I made a cup of cappuccino in a mug that was given to me in 1975 in another act of generosity.
Fritz gathered his own clays & glazes, grew grapes, had a collection of rocks & minerals, and worked an organic garden.
He worked with his hands. And he was a generous and kind man.
Whenever you visited him he gave you something he had made with his own hands.
It’s a bit chipped and I’ve broken, given away or lost most of these over the years, but this one remains a favorite.
A place to work. A place to make. A good place really.
A new hand printed edition of forty on 236# Flurry cover, numbered 1/40 - 40/40. In three hand-mixed colors. Available in the toMake™ store. Castellar 24 pt with Bixler 18 pt ornaments in a letterpress and a hand carved stone matrix run; 6 by 9 in.
And then there has been the recent terriorists attack and loss of the alleyway flamingos.
The yellow beak’d flamingo made it to the protected area in the garden before the killing.
Busy printing an edition of 40 cards today; inside. I lost two flamingos this week to alley terriorists. Sad, they had been with the press for many years.
If you wear shoes … the earth is covered in leather.
If you drive a car … the earth is covered in cement & emissions.
fACT: The Livingness of Our Planet is in Danger
Open your Heart and Touch the Earth with Kindness and Caring
Put Earth First Letterpress Broadside
'Put Earth First' is a 18.5” by 25” letterpress broadside on Sakamoto kozo, hand-rubbed, copyright by Steven R Holloway, and designed & produced by toMake™ Press & Editions. Suitable for framing and making a statement about your priorities. Shipped domestic USPS Priority in a tube. S+H not included.
Meena the Cat says; “We Voted … You Lost … Now Leave.”
Meanwhile in the toMake™ studio we’re back at work.
May all living beings be well, happy and peaceful.
May no harm come to them.
May no difficulties come to them.
May no problems come to them.
May they always meet with success.
May they also have patience, courage, understanding, and determination
to meet and overcome inevitable difficulties, problems, and failures in life.