Zoma Olson @szsrocks

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In Print Visit Objective: A few of the wood type prints we made at @hamiltonwoodtype #QuestScouts #PrintingPress
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In Print Visit Objective: A few of the wood type prints we made at @hamiltonwoodtype #QuestScouts #PrintingPress

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In Print Visit Objective: Steve pulling a print. #QuestScouts #PrintingPress
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In Print Visit Objective: Steve pulling a print. #QuestScouts #PrintingPress

In Print Visit Objective: After watching Typeface for the In Print Media objective, I wanted to learn more about the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.  I love the history of this printing press, its impact on the community of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and the effort to keep wood block printing alive. In my research, I found out that Hamilton does printing workshops and signed up to attend the Clarendon Wood Block Printmaking Workshop with Steve. After touring the museum, we started the workshop. The morning was spent learning how to set up the press (each participant had our own), mixing and applying the ink, pulling prints, and making adjustments to our printing presses, if needed. We focused on one word during the morning session. After lunch, we were on our own and free to create whatever we wanted. I was able to set up two different posters. Steve did three different set ups on the same poster. For this workshop we used Clarendon wood block fonts from Hamilton's archive collection that aren't usually available for use. It was a treat to handle these wood blocks that had been made, and used, at Hamilton for many years. They showed wear and tear from use, but that just added to their charm. It was humbling to think of how many hands had touched and used these blocks before me. I could feel Hamilton's rich history. We had so much fun and learned a lot at this workshop. Photos posted on Instagram and Facebook. #QuestScouts #PrintingPress
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In Print Visit Objective: After watching Typeface for the In Print Media objective, I wanted to learn more about the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. I love the history of this printing press, its impact on the community of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and the effort to keep wood block printing alive. In my research, I found out that Hamilton does printing workshops and signed up to attend the Clarendon Wood Block Printmaking Workshop with Steve. After touring the museum, we started the workshop. The morning was spent learning how to set up the press (each participant had our own), mixing and applying the ink, pulling prints, and making adjustments to our printing presses, if needed. We focused on one word during the morning session. After lunch, we were on our own and free to create whatever we wanted. I was able to set up two different posters. Steve did three different set ups on the same poster. For this workshop we used Clarendon wood block fonts from Hamilton's archive collection that aren't usually available for use. It was a treat to handle these wood blocks that had been made, and used, at Hamilton for many years. They showed wear and tear from use, but that just added to their charm. It was humbling to think of how many hands had touched and used these blocks before me. I could feel Hamilton's rich history. We had so much fun and learned a lot at this workshop. Photos posted on Instagram and Facebook. #QuestScouts #PrintingPress

Old and new Paris street signs.
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Old and new Paris street signs.

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Love locks on the Rives de la Seine a Paris.
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Love locks on the Rives de la Seine a Paris.

Easter Sunday Brunch on the deck of our hotel room Fresh strawberries, hard and soft cheeses, croissants, crackers and yogurt. Mmmmm!
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Easter Sunday Brunch on the deck of our hotel room Fresh strawberries, hard and soft cheeses, croissants, crackers and yogurt. Mmmmm!

Easter Sunday at Jardin du Luxembourg.
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Easter Sunday at Jardin du Luxembourg.

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While standing in line to climb the Notre Dame towers, we met Annie, a young dentist from Montreal, who was on her first solo holiday. We ended up spending the whole day with her. Meeting and spending time with Annie is one of the highlights of my trip.
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While standing in line to climb the Notre Dame towers, we met Annie, a young dentist from Montreal, who was on her first solo holiday. We ended up spending the whole day with her. Meeting and spending time with Annie is one of the highlights of my trip.

Swimsuit display by stained glass window at Le Printemps.
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Swimsuit display by stained glass window at Le Printemps.

Lots of Easter pastries and chocolates in the Patisseries. The sweet pig amused me.
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Lots of Easter pastries and chocolates in the Patisseries. The sweet pig amused me.

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Fresh meat, right of the bone at Le Bon Marche.
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Fresh meat, right of the bone at Le Bon Marche.

If you ever find yourself in Paris. Go to the Bon Marche Gourmet Food Store. It is heavenly! The photo is of their department store. The food shop is in the next building. I was too excited to go there and forgot to take a pic. 😉
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If you ever find yourself in Paris. Go to the Bon Marche Gourmet Food Store. It is heavenly! The photo is of their department store. The food shop is in the next building. I was too excited to go there and forgot to take a pic. 😉

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