slightly wonky


CCP show in Norwalk, CT

So, I finally visited the “8th Biennial International Minature Print Exhibition” at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.  Why did I go?  BECAUSE…I actually have a print there!  Yes!  My first juried exhibition…so I had to go and see it.  I do not plan on doing that drive regularly, as it was around 3 hours each way.  ANYWAY, here is what my print looked like on the wall:

Not bad, right?  Notice the little red dot?  THAT MEANS THAT SOMEONE BOUGHT ONE!  I’m not kidding.  My first sale!  I’m very excited.  Here is my print on the wall with other prints:

I think that mine is the 10th one from the left.  Prints that were not “wall worthy” went in these binders in the foreground. So, there were so many amazing prints to look at!  Here is another view of one of the rooms of the show:

Not bad, right?  I have not entered another competition…so perhaps I should get on that and see what’s available.

My classes are over, so I have no more access to a press for printing.  This was one of my last prints:

Hmmm.  What do you think???? I was sort of blaise about it…but my printmaking teacher seemed to really like it.  Comments?

I’ve also done some random watercolors (actually gouache)…but I think that it just isn’t my thing:

and:

Hmm.  Just hmm.

I’m trying to decide on classes for the fall.  This is always tough, as everything sounds great…but there is only so much time and money.  BTW…I ALMOST have a workspace.  The basement renovation is nearing completion!  I can’t wait…

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CONGRATULATIONS Elizabeth! Nothing like a little red dot to set the pulses racing.I think competitions are a great way to keep focused as you have a deadline to work to and the added incentive of someone actually liking your work enough to part with real hard cash..The last print was good and had a really strong feel about it. Maybe the bold diagonal did that but I liked the colours as well.

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Thanks so much, Ruth! That’s so kind of you. Yes, I was really happy to see that someone wanted a print! Thanks also for your comment on the print. Yes, the more I look at it…the better I feel about it. Sometimes, you just have to step away from something for a short while…right? 🙂

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