Recently I completed a project called "A North Country Portfolio," for which I was the master printer. Four accomplished artists from this beautiful region in which I live, Charles Atwood King, Noreen Sadue, Barbara Ida and Karen Lamite King, had the opportunity to make etchings for the first time. The prints in the portfolio are linked through their botanical theme, an outgrowth of the Artist in the Garden events so generously hosted by the Kings over the last decade. Each artist made two etchings and I printed a title page for the series. Some of the portfolios will be framed and some will be housed in hand-made drop-spine boxes. The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, NY, will exhibit the portfolio from Oct. 29 - Dec. 11, 2010. The prints and portfolio will be raffled off at that time to raise money for the Arts Center, a not-for-profit organization.