paint chips

Saw a few paint chips on Pinterest recently. You know the kind. Typical paint chips available at your local hardware store. Only, the paint chips on Pinterest had sappy poetry quotes scrawled on them with a Sharpie. yawn

I liked the intent, but not the crappy handwriting. So, I stopped by Home Depot and grabbed some paint chips in fall colors. I duplexed them, trimmed them and pressed them. Makes a nice bookmark. Although, I'm finding that the ink takes well but the sheen on the paint chips prevents the letterpress ink from drying quickly. Sealant will fix that. And, I'll use a smaller typeface next quote my favorite sappy poem.


I've started reading again. Not on my iPad or on a Kindle or a Nook. Reading actual print...a learning device that never needs recharging. The electronic readers are nice, and convenient. I like the built-in bookmark feature, especially. But nothing beats the printed page.

Downside: I do find myself reaching for a bookmark. And, while I could use a Post-it note or receipt, I've decided I want something nice. I don't want one with an advertisement, and I don't want one with puppy dogs or unicorns, Barnes & Noble. And, I certainly don't want one with a pithy quote printed in Papyrus. Ugh.

So, I've started a series of bookmarks. Besides, I've got numerous small scraps of paper in the print shop. And, I've got a few more ideas.