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I just grained my first litho stone. It’s Thursday, December 1, raining tonight in New York. I’m at the Robert Blackburn Printshop on 39th and 8th avenue. We’re in the Garment district, surrounded by fabric shops. A group of four women are finishing a chine collé class with Nandini Chirimar. justin says these stones were Bob’s. This one is about 200 pounds. I sprinkle 80 grain on the rock. The color of the grain is metallic, like brass jewelry and small like the inside of hourglass. You sprinkle it onto the limestone and rotate the alligator across rok with a lot of force until the spinning disk grinds away The Image from Before. I worked it until 9 and then some. Made sure the surface was level and left a note. Signed it Anne