slightly wonky


Thank you, ACA!
April 7, 2011, 9:14 pm
Filed under: printmaking | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Just want to extend a very grateful “thank you” to the Arlington Center for the Arts!  They had a lovely reception at the “Images of Arlington” show opening, and a nice ceremony where…I received my award!  It was great to see everyone’s work…such a diversity of media, ideas, viewpoints, etc…  The show is up until mid June, I think, so stop by!

This morning, I finished up a TINY linoleum print, and the pronto print that I was working on.   The tiny linoleum print is a mere 1″ x 3″ (approx).  So small!  The darkest color was actually a layer of transparent blue…but it becomes a deep reddish/purple on top of the other colors.  This photo makes it seem a little darker than it really is:

What do you think?  Kind of interesting…I think that the faces turned out well, considering how tiny they really are…This was a reduction linocut, so I can’t reprint this one!  I’m going to do more of these with transparent ink…

This is the finished pronto print:

I like the “vintage” feel that these prints have.  I think that printing on this new paper is also better.  In addition, I bought some “anti-skin” spray for my inks.  This stuff is AMAZING.  Normally, this ink will dry and form a tough, chewy skin on it, which has to be removed.  This is messy, frustrating, and wastes a ton of ink.  This happens, even if you cover the ink with wax paper, etc., in the can.  But this spray somehow works miracles, and keeps the ink soft.  I love it!  Everyone should go out and buy some!

I had my first carborundum class with Christiane Lippeveld.  She does amazing work.  We created some plates, which need to dry to print for next week.  I think that I may try to get some more plexi and make some plates on my own.

Also, I have made several more TINY plates.  I will try to print them tomorrow.  If they turn out reasonably well…I’ll hopefully have photos to post.  Bonne nuit!

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little book
December 17, 2010, 4:09 pm
Filed under: Fleeting thoughts..., printmaking | Tags: , , ,

Okay, so I started another lino print. This one was less abstract…and I like it much less.  The ink is a dark blue/black.  I intend to color in the white areas, when the ink dries.  Sigh.  I’m trying not to let this get me down.

Then, as I was inspired by yesterday’s mini books…I decided to make another!  Yes, this one is totally handmade, so it looks…well, less polished.  I had fun doing it.  I may be on a book making binge, as this one was fun too!  I like being able to work as I go along, and not have to plan too much along the way.  Unlike the linoleum print, where one has to plan out a little…this book had no plan at all! MUCH more fun.

Now, inside:

And the cover:

And some close ups:

I’m happy with it.  I know…WHAT is it, really?  Who knows.  Like I need more books in the house?  Hmm…like I need more of anything in the house?  I’ll have to purge some of someone else’s books to make room for these.  JUST kidding!




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