My name is Kris Westerson and I am an artist. This blog chronicles my journey over the Copper Threshold into a new life. It is about making – handmade paper, artists’ books, printing in letterpress and relief, photography, calligraphy, and poetry – and more. At midlife I am grabbing an opportunity to step across a new threshold, which so far has included finding a new place to live,  moving across country, self employment, building a creative business, and making an artful life. Conceived in Germany, born in Georgia, raised in Minnesota, and after 23 years of living in Texas I am now a resident of Charleston, South Carolina.