spring pilgrimage

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The BirdDog is going on a road trip! Home. Home is where the heart is. Home is the South. Home is Tennessee. We're heading that direction tomorrow morning. Me, my husband, C and Siler {the BirdDog} are pushing off in the new PZEV, low-emission Leave No Trace Forester with a lot of visits along the way. My little boy has 3 great-grandparents and we think that is pretty dang special. They are entering the 90's and the more visits we can fit in the better. My grandparents have been a HUGE inspiration in my life. I am close to my cousins, aunts and uncles as well. Thrilled to be mobile enough to spread our visits from Nashville, Tennessee to River Falls, South Carolina and many a holler in between. Not only will I get some much needed family time, I will be squeezing in some fabulous visits with my very favorite letterpress shops along the way. The goal is to make it to Kansas City the first night for some mouth-melting BBQ and a morning meet-up with the ecclectic and brilliant Hammerpress, then once in Nashville I've set up a visit with the end-all-be-all of presses, my very epitome of inspiration – Hatch Show Print – and heading further east, my hometown of Knoxville boasts the clever, energetic and creatively cultured bunch at Yee-Haw Industries who printed my wedding invitations way back when. Have you realized that I will essentially be in heaven yet? Oh how I can't wait to tell you all about it. In the meantime, I'll be giving you long-awaited little tid-bits on my studio progress.