Settling in to Tartu…progress on my project

Our goal is to use as many found materials as possible to create the crankie. We spent about a week just getting oriented to Tartu, the Print Museum and art supply sources. We printed at the museum using their wonderful wood type and generally gathering things that might or might not work. Then there was about a week of trial-and-error with those materials….sometimes VERY frustrating! Seems like we've hit our stride, at least for now….On December 27 we will present our work to the public here in Tartu.

Using the historic press at the Estonian Paper and Print Museum.

Using the historic press at the Estonian Paper and Print Museum.

Beautiful Russian characters in wood type!

Beautiful Russian characters in wood type!

Jim carries water through the snow…..on the way to the studio….  

Jim carries water through the snow…..on the way to the studio….