In March we spent three weeks house-sitting in Venice, CA soaking up some sunshine (and quite a bit of rainy weather too, as it turned out) while trying to focus on our current creative projects. Luke is in the middle of writing his third album and I have just a couple of months before my book, Coastline is due to go to press up at Whittington. While I probably didn't do as much linocutting as I had hoped to, being back on the California coast reminded me why that place is special to so many people and why I was inspired in the first place to create a book dedicated to it's beauty. Now back in my studio, I feel filled with fresh enthusiasm to resume work on the last pieces of artwork for my project and I'm really excited to see it all come together.
Pat at Nomad Letterpress has been working on the book prospectus while I've been away (if you attended Oxford Fine Press Book Fair then you may have seen one already) and I'll have details soon on how you can pre-order a copy of the book. For now I'll leave you with a few photographs from our latest excursion along the Pacific Coast. We spent a lot of time at Topanga beach, watching wales and dolphins in Malibu and enjoying evening strolls along Venice beach.