Monday, June 22

Holiday Extravaganza weekend

What a fun-but-exhausting weekend! Not only was it Father's Day, but it was Maisy's 2nd birthday! Mom was in town, too, to partake in the toddler's festivities, and even gave us a chance to see a film. We chose an art film, "The Hangover". ;) Pretty funny, and Zach Galifianakis stole the show. We saw him perform in LA years back before that highly memorable Dog Bites Man series (anyone else remember this?). He is hysterical.

In any case, the rain forced everyone indoors this weekend. But we were able to make it outside for a bit to check out the Printing Arts Fair at the aptly named Printing Arts Museum. Though I was skeptical, it was terribly fun for us adults.

Inside we were able to watch loads of different printmaking processes, and we scored a couple beautiful prints. One of them you can see below: I chose the "D" for dingbat print!

There was also steamroller printing:

Since it was Father's Day, we were able to make our own letterpress card for the papa of the bunch. Maisy was a little young for the roller, and I even had a hard time, being roly poly myself and handling it with one arm:

As I mentioned it was a blast for the older kids, but Maisy liked the puddles outside best... and following this photo, the recently printed Father's Day card went into the puddle...

Happy Birthday to our now-two-year-old. Times flies.

Stay tuned later this week for a super duper Etsy sale--it's our 4-year Etsy-versary soon! I'll leave you with a few more images from the Printing Arts Museum:

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