It has been a while since i have been able to make it for a visit to New York, and this trip came at just the right time. In fact, this trip was one for the personal history books.
I came out for the Society of Illustrators Advertising and Institutional opening, and also to see friends that i haven't connected with in some time. As always with any visit to New York, i always seem to miss seeing some people, but this gives me an excuse to make another trip soon! It was great being able to have quality conversations with friends, and see parts of the city that i hadn't explored yet. I appreciate great friends like Peter Cusack
putting me up, and the quality time we spent hanging out in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
It seems that every so often i take a trip that is like a pivotal moment for me, and this trip felt very much like that. With the help of my friends i was able to shake the rust of this past year's anxiety off myself and gain a better focus on what is important. It is friends like Peter and Nancy that help me gain clarity of vision, and i value their wisdom so much!
Prior to my trip i figured that i would look into the idea of renting studio and press time while i was there. I found "The Arm" letterpress studio in Brooklyn,
and made the appointment to have some press time. Daniel Morris runs The Arm from his studio apartmnet in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, and in addition to having a full functioning letterpress atudio, he runs a gallery out of the same space. Daniel is a great guy, and i recommend you check it out if you are in the area. His studio is just a couple of blocks down the street from the Bedford St. subway station, and his rental prices are very reasonable. He also offers workshops and the like there as well. I wish that i would have rented another hour or so!
It was great to hang out with Kate, Nancy, Zina, Peter, and Laura, and i hope to give another demo like this next time i am in town. In fact i hope that i can make this sort of thing a regular occurance when i am in town. I hope that Daniel can keep the goodness he has going on at the Arm going, and my hope is that folks out there will show him some support by stopping by!
Thank you Peter and Mel for making the time to hang, i really needed it! Thank you Nancy, Zina, Kate, Laura for hanging out. Thanks Laura for showing me around Brooklyn, what a great town, and i can't wait to show you around Detroit and Ann Arbor.
And thank you, the reader, for stopping by for the look-see.