I may have mentioned how things are really getting busy for me a Type A Press. That means I spend a lot of time in the shop (which is still currently my side gig...more on this soon.) So since I spend a lot of time in the shop, that means my family spends a lot of time in the shop. Good thing they love it.
I am fortunate to be apart of a long running family business. My brother and I are fourth generation newspaper publishers and printers (he's on the newspaper end, I'm on the printing end). We grew up in the newspaper offices and in the press room. I value the memories I have of spending time in the office "helping" the receptionist count the change in the cash drawer, the smell of the hot wax in the old paste up production department and playing hide and seek in the maze of newspaper rolls. My mom taught me to develop film in the darkroom and my dad helped me create a real newspaper for a school project.
That is why it is important to me to have my kids be apart of my business. I want them to be curious about what I do and why it's important. I love that they feel at home in the same warehouses that used to hold our newspaper presses. I hope the time they spend with me in my print shop fuels an imagination about what they want to be when they grow up, and shows them that if they work hard they can do it.
The layout above is my first step into using Photoshop since Blog Shop. Not very exciting, but a start. And a lot more exciting than rows of the same size image.
Those are my cuties, Oliver and Nora. The old retro looking machine is my "new" shrinkwrapper. It reminds me of the hot wax machines of my childhood and the smell makes it feel like a complete print shop. And those are boxes of die cut product ready to be shipped. Satisfaction.
We've been busy. As long as my kids are smiling I know I'm doing all right.
Have a great week,