In my 8+ years of blogging, I have made a point of not expressing my political views in my posts. I believe that everyone is entitled to their opinions and I’d rather not get into debates here – I want this to be a happy place.
That said, I have been in a major funk ever since Obama left office. I’m not happy with our current president for so many reasons. So.many.reasons.
I was really inspired by Montpelier letterpress printer and book artist Kelly McMahon of May Day Studio who recently hosted an event at her studio. Here’s the announcement:
Latest news got you down? Want to send a bit of thanks or good cheer (or a stern reminder) to your representatives?
Stop in to May Day Studio and print a postcard (or 10) from handset metal and wood type on one of our antique printing presses.
In general, I’m a reluctant activist but I thought, this I can do.
At the entrance to the studio, Kelly collected donations for organizations representing causes that are threatened by the current administration. Paper was donated by The Drawing Board (a local art shop) for the project.
Type was ready to print in your choice of design – all awesome.
Here’s the one I picked:
I love silver ink and it looks so good on light blue paper.
Kelly is currently selling a limited number of postcard sets on Etsy – Love and Protest. For a $5.00 donation to one of the specified organizations (ACLU, Planned Parenthood Northern New England Action Fund, Black Lives Matter Vermont, Sierra Club, or Standing Rock), you can get your own set of 8 letterpress printed postcards.
I’ll be sending one of my postcards to the White House on March 15th as part of #TheIdesOfTrump protest. Now I just have to figure out what to write on it…