Work continues on Fruits of my Labors—this week’s vegetable is the final forty-week pumpkin, but back-tracking will happen throughout the winter and spring to cover a couple of missed fruits/veggies/weeks such as Swiss chard.

Rachel Melis is a participant in Train Tracts—a literary/public-art journal in artist’s books “chapters” that will tour on Amtrak trains in February of 2019. Stay tuned for images of the book I am making with the beautiful writing of Emily Dyer-Barker.

The daily collaboration between Rachel Melis, Aremy Stewart, and their children can be viewed at