Hey guys, you won’t believe this:
After having spent five years lovingly carrying each and every one of my possessions in my arms over an ocean from the United States to the United Kingdom, I am pleased to announce that I’ll be joining The University of Alabama MFA in the Book Arts Program as an instructor and studio manager this August.
Let the process begin anew.
I am thrilled to be a part of the Alabama program, and cannot wait to begin working with such a dedicated group of talented students. But I will miss it here, I will miss it so very much.
Things I will miss
Ridiculously short national weather reports from Radio Four. (“It’s gray outside”)
The London Centre for Book Arts & Ink Spot Press, my homes away from home
The National Health Service
The cake aisle at the supermarket
The weather (It’s true!)
Proximity to Europe (aren’t we IN Europe, though? Yes and no.)
Referring to the USA as “America” in an old fashioned kind of way
Things I won’t miss
Weekend teaching days that involve 6 hours of teaching and 5 hours of travel.
People not laughing at my hilarious jokes
Like the Whale Joke, which my husband has begged my not to tell anymore
Because he’s “tired of picking up the pieces”
But which I’ve told quite successfully at many American venues
And I will prove this to him in Alabama
Over and over and over again.
Stay tuned for some kind of moving sale as I take stock of all the books and boxes and prints that I would prefer not to carry back. In the meantime, it time to bind the last few copies of Figure Study, (and apply for baby Milo’s American citizenship.)
Over and out, blog friends!