Hello, Abbey Studio readers! It has been quite sometime, but I am writing with exciting news! Maryanne and a group of book educators, artists, experts, and enthusiasts are trying to create a new book arts education program in Boston. The idea is to create a comprehensive, rigorous program that starts with the history of the alphabet and early book forms and culminates in business strategies for the modern book worker, rather than just focusing on one area of expertise like letterpress printing or bookbinding. In order to get this idea off the ground, Maryanne has applied for a grant through Mission Small Business. For her grant to be considered, we must attain 250 votes by the end of June. Please take a moment to cast your vote, and help foster this wonderful and necessary, but endangered art form! All you need is a facebook account and a spare minute.
To cast your vote visit https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/. Near the bottom of the page, you will see a blue button that says "Log In & Support." Click that button and login using your facebook account login information (or, if you are already logged into facebook, the website will do this for you automatically). On the next page, enter "The Abbey Studio" as the business name, Massachusetts as the state, and Hingham as the town. Then click the blue button that says "search." The Abbey Studio should appear below. Then, simply click the blue button that says "vote" to the right. Voilà! Thank you so much for your time support!
Please keep checking in for more updates and information about this project as it blossoms. We would love to hear your feedback and ideas--feel free to e-mail us or leave a comment!