As the saying goes: “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but often times better than a master of one.” I like to experiment in many creative forms, professionally as a software engineer and for fun I have experimented with Photography, Pottery, Writing (prose and poetry). My current big experiment is Printmaking. I am the owner of D.M. Penny Press, a printmaking studio in Manchester NH. The studio has been in operation since 2015 and I do offer limited memberships for experienced prinkmakers looking for access to a press and other equipment. If interested see the membership info on the web page.
It was getting late, the sun had already dipped below the horizon while orange and pink clouds still gave a strange, beautiful and magical hue. Hannah knew her father would be angry, because she had promised to be home before it got dark. Hannah reaching the Great Field, in the dimming light, she was running as the path became smooth and known. Almost home when suddenly something caught her eye. But when she stopped to look, there was nothing to see. Hannah started running again, and again stopped, It was there, something in the corner of her eye. Again, but slower, she resumed her homeward trek. Suddenly there was a bright flash of yellow-green, And then there was another, then one right in front. Hannah stopped and looked around, it was as if all The stars had fallen and were dancing in the field. Some twinkled on the grass, while others moved about. Hannah carefully approaches the twinkling light It’s glowing on the top of a long blade of grass. Using both hands, she captured it, and peeked inside. It tickled the palms of her hands, but it didn't burn. With clasped hands, Hannah ran the rest of the way home. Her father was waiting, but before he could say Anything, she yelled Father! Look what I have found!. Upon opening her hands, her father just laughed. It’s a firefly! Go find a jar and get inside. David Gray