Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Advent Calendar of Cards Day 24 (2018)

Last year's card was in memory of our dear friend Brian whose unexpected death shocked and saddened us to our core. I quoted the song—written for children in the 1920s by Harry Dixon Loes and later adapted by Zilphia Horton, amongst many other activists, in connection with the civil rights movement—in my eulogy and it seemed appropriate for our solstice card. I used a technique I learned in Carol DuBosch's Folded Pen Workshop sponsored by Masscribes. I did the lettering black on white, scanned it into the computer, and printed it on Wausau Astrobright Eclipse Black paper with my laserjet printer (doesn't work with inkjet). I made brush strokes over it with bleach which affected the surface of the paper but not the lettering. The final card was printed by Scarlet Letter Press in Salem, MA.

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