The PBS show Tennessee Crossroads came to my house to film me yesterday. They said someone emailed them about me a couple of years ago, and they called out of the blue not long ago. A lovely surprise!
It was fun to sit down and talk about what I do. Mostly I just do things by instinct, more or less, and having to verbalize both my calling and my work methods is always an interesting exercise.
It was also fun just to show what I do. I had up close supervision:
After using the proof press to pull a big print, I also cranked up the 1909 Chandler and Price. It's a natural rock star. I love that it's a treadle instead of motor operated.
Mr. Darcy had fun hanging out with the guys and watching the proceedings. He should make the final cut.
They told me it will likely air around March, but they'll give me a heads up ahead of time, so I'll spread the word.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.