…and my other new baby – a book press
Not only did I get a library card catalog from Maureen Cummins, I also got a new book press. Well, it’s not really new, but it’s new to me. It’s the same size as the one I already have.
I have decided to name it Pressley. My other press is named Preston. They’re married (it was arranged).
I have to get it sandblasted and repainted, just like my other one. I wish I could be brave and super-cool and paint them fun colors, but I’m not sure I can go through with it. A voice in my head keeps saying, “Book presses are black, you silly girl. Blah blah blah.”
In an attempt to inspire bravery, I did a search on Flickr for colorful book presses. I created an image gallery of my findings – This ain’t your plain black book press.
I’m leaning towards orange and/or lime green. We’ll see where that goes.
My new press has a lovely swirl detail on the side. That’s how I decided it was a girl.
I’m just now realizing that my book press has curly hair, just like me. Definitely my baby.