[Laying on a layer of methylcellulose.] First: my publisher has already gotten her next book out! Impressive, since it's a volume by multiple authors. The title is great: Suave Mechanicals. In case you are stumped as to the topic, it's about BOOKS.
[Dried prints from last week, untrimmed. See the twined bit? That was fun, but I should have wiped that plate more before the press ate it.] Today's class was a challenge because I was using a technique that tests all of the things that 1. I am not good at and 2. I don't like to do. But there were a few nice surprises, thanks to bubble wrap and the foil from gold coins that a student brought to celebrate the lunar new year that just passed over the weekend. My sign has finally come up: the snake! The predictions say I need to lay low and that it's not going to be a particularly good year, but I'm going to defy them and do exactly what I'm told I should avoid: BIG changes.