Saturday, September 19, 2009

Commission egg completed!

One of my favorite ladies from the American Pregnancy Association forums commissioned a birthday egg for her daughter who turns two in October.  It was a difficult one to think about because she doesn't care for bright colors, animals, birds, flowers, or plants.  She is originally from Eastern Europe, so we landed on a traditional Trypillian design similar to some of the traditional ceramics seen in her country.  She requested that the name be written in Cyrillic, so that was fun for me to research that and try to find a good font that matched the theme of the egg without being unclear or overboard.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

First Day of Volunteering

Wednesday was my first day to volunteer at the Harry Ransom Center in the conservation department  I will be working in housing (making archival boxes), but because the department head was out this week, I went to book preservation for the first day.  The department head is an astonishingly knowledgeable person.  The depth and breadth of her knowledge is wondrous.