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The Day I Fell In Love With Writing

I don’t know why, but last night I thought about letterpress printing. When I was younger there was a video that would come on occasionally – I can’t remember the channel now for the life of me – and it was just mesmerizing. I loved watching the man on screen selecting the typeface for whatever he was printing and watching as he squeezed out dollops of paint on a weathered surface before a metal roller smoothed it out and he was able to apply it to the page he had assembled.

I remember that we had a chance to do letterpress one day in elementary school. And it was just as mesmerizing and soothing in person. That was the day that I decided I was going to write and get my words letterpress printed.

I doubt the letterpress printing will ever happen, and if it does, it may only be a paragraph or two, but I still love watching videos of the process being done.

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.

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Author:

Lisa Arrington is a mother to two wonderful who has always had a passion for writing. Lisa attended a local technical college and received an associate degree in Computer Networking which she put right to use. Lisa currently lives in Southern Arizona with her two sons and when not writing she can be found curled up on her favorite chair with Kindle in hand, reviewing books for her blog, chauffeuring the boys around town for basketball games or playing Candy Crush Soda on her phone. She loves the color blue, can't get enough cherry cheesecake ice cream or Junior Mints and will forever be in a power-struggle over the big screen TV with her youngest child.

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