We took our annual Ravinia/Wrigley Field weekend trip to Chicago the last week of July, which always includes a stop at Graphic Chemical & Ink in Villa Park. This time, the owner, Dean Clark, gave us a tour of the back rooms where they were manufacturing ink (Bone Black the day we were there!) and Stones Litho Crayons. It was very interesting to go "behind the scenes" there. See http://www.graphicchemical.com/.
The Plainwell Inside-Out Art Festival finishes up this week, and meanwhile all my extra time is with my ArtPrize entry. I'll post some more proofs by the end of the week.