Blue Storm progress ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 11:37 AM, September 28, 2014 [Permalink]

As part of the intense juggling act that is going on here recently, one 'ball' that has repeatedly been dropped on the floor is the carving work on the next Ukiyoe Heroes print - the Blue Storm image.

I think we have quite a number of people who are - to put it mildly - not so happy with me about this. It's no good telling them "We kept to our Kickstarter promises very well over the past couple of years, and got those Heroes prints out right on schedule!", because they don't care about that ... they just want to receive this new print that they paid for (some of them months ago!)

They also don't care much about my 'excuses' - the staggering workload that has come to us because of the huge success of this year Portraits subscription series, and of course all the work involved with opening up the new shop in Asakusa. These are both things that were unknown to me back when I promised the delivery date on the Blue Storm design ...

Anyway, I can now report some progress. I left Ioan and Lee-san to work on the shop construction over the past couple of days, and spent as much time as I could at the carving bench working on the final block in the set - the one with a zillion thin lines to print rain over the face of the print.


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Construction update ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 9:03 AM, September 25, 2014 [Permalink]

After building the bathroom, Ioan has moved on to the main shop area; here he is with his white 'taxi' gloves on, working on the ceiling;


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Signing in ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 9:25 PM, September 20, 2014 [Permalink]

Just a quick note this evening ... a couple of photos taken back in the Ome place ...

Here's Sadako-san busy with her sewing machine, on perhaps the largest hemming job she has ever done!


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Construction continues ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 10:20 PM, September 19, 2014 [Permalink]

Bit by bit we're getting this place together. Ioan has finished the drywalling on all the walls in the shop area, and Lee-san's counter is now 'topped' and waiting for the shelf section. This will be the 'Living with woodblock prints' corner, where people can sit and browse our print sets and desk stands, and get a feel for how the prints will look in their own home ...


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Construction progress ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 9:04 AM, September 13, 2014 [Permalink]

A report on the construction progress ...

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Construction begins ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 7:55 PM, September 3, 2014 [Permalink]

Photos of the first two days of renovation work ...

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Life of the Party!

Posted by Dave Bull at 7:40 PM, August 21, 2014 [Permalink]

Feedback on the Print Party concept ...

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Kickstarter is open!

Posted by Dave Bull at 6:28 PM, August 18, 2014 [Permalink]

The Autumn 2012 Kickstarter campaign is now up and running!

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Kickstarter campaign announcement ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 5:29 PM, August 16, 2014 [Permalink]

Announcing the timing of the Kickstarter campaign

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Video preparation ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 9:42 AM, August 13, 2014 [Permalink]

Working on the Kickstarter video ...

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The Big Day

Posted by Dave Bull at 9:36 AM, August 8, 2014 [Permalink]

We are now leaseholders!

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Big day tomorrow ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 4:06 PM, August 7, 2014 [Permalink]

Getting ready for a big day tomorrow!

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