Saturday's East End Holiday Stroll proved to be fertile ground for Quartet & Co., a first-time collaboration of artists Karen Gelardi, Maria Vettese, Christopher Ryan and myself. It was an experiment to provide custom stationery sets, in real time, to folks walking in off the street, as well as any and all interested parties on the internet. And provide we did, from the opening bell at 2pm, until we hit the buzzer at 7pm.
A lovely stream of orders flowed in from friends, family, and random strangers. The day flew by in a blur of ink, paper and tape, and I don't remember an idle moment for any of us. My thanks to Maria and Chris for designing, organizing and really making this event happen, Karen for her beautiful work and camaraderie, and the lovely Chloe, for her kick-ass ways on the letterpress.