My latest screen-printed design was made from a photo that I took earlier this year. I stood in the middle of King Street on a snowy morning, with a view towards Alexandria's Masonic Memorial. I separated the photo into 2 colors, and added a 3rd color for the word, Alexandria. It took several weeks to make the 3 screens and print 3 colors on the shirts.
Records: New vintage vinyl records from the 1960's through the 1980's. I test the records. Some have a poster or a booklet with photos!
Alexandria History: Books on Alexandria history, all new and all by local authors!
Jewelry: New collection of unique earrings, necklaces, cat pins and bracelets.
Calendars 2022: I have 2 calendars ready to order for 2022. They can be ordered in bulk for re-selling, or individually.
Original Art Prints: Custom-matted prints. I'm getting a nice little collection of original art. Each print is signed and numbered.
India Scarves: I just love these cute monkey and fish scarves printed in 2-color. These are just in.
Scottish Migration to Alexandria:
Hope to Finish This Year!
I have one more section to add to my story about a man who migrated from the Lowlands of Scotland to Alexandria, Virginia in 1807. I have been working on the part about how William purchased five enslaved people from the infamous George Washington Parke Custis, who was the step-grandson of President George Washington. I tell Parke Custis's story about how enslaved people built his fabulous house on the hill, Arlington House, also known as the Lee Mansion. The Greek-revival, columned building looks across the Potomac River towards Washington, DC and is now the site of Arlington Cemetery where so many famous Americans are buried.
I would love to have this book finished and printed by the end of this year. I still have a lot to do!