Bonnie Thompson Norman – Mealtime Blessing


© 2013
edition of 100
dimensions in inches: opens to 8.5 x 11.2


This seven panel palm leaf book is letterpress printed and housed in a paper wrapper.

‘I learned this mealtime grace when my children and I were visiting my dear friend Jill Littlewood who learned it from a friend of hers. The blessing concludes with a squeeze of hands that travels round the table from one person to the next. This book is meant to be like that pressing of palms: acknowledging with gratefulness family, friends and the bounties which some of us are so fortunate to receive.’ —Bonnie Thompson Norman.

Bonnie Thompson Norman acquired her first press in 1978 and learned printing at The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles. Currently residing in Seattle, Bonnie works full-time as a hand bookbinder in a commercial bindery and teaches classes in printing and book making in her home studio, The Windowpane Press.

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Bonnie Thompson Norman – Mealtime Blessing

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