Tuesday, June 15, 2010
GPP Crusade challenged folks to do some monotypes. http://michelleward.typepad.com/how_cool_is_that/2010/04/crusade-no-39-playtime-pulling-prints.html. I didn't participate in the challenge but her encourage to experiment danced in my mind. I finally pulled out some cheapo children's paints, and 5 x 8 index cards and printed away. After using a Plexiglas for awhile, I made up a gelatin plate to work with. I do love using the gel plate. Here are some of my prints.
I had some fun leaf printing some clothing. The top blouse was a $.50 thrift store find. The others were new t-shirts. I'll share my prize leaf printed shirt once I take a picture of it. That too was a $.50 thrift store find. I hate to print on new blouses as I just might make a mistake of something. I always get compliments when I go out in public with my hand printed creations.
Did I ever have fun using my new paper making kit! I only spent a wee bit of time so far, but I see hours of creating in the future. I left the studio in process so I'll do so more tomorrow. I'm using recycled paper at the moment. I love the bits of color from the magazine papers. I'll be experimenting more with leaves, seeds, natural things.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
UPS delivered a new toy - well, tool, to be more correct. At last year's Nature Printing Society Workshop, I made paper. I love the process and love the paper results. I know I could have constructed a paper making apparatus at a much lower cost but just couldn't resist this set up. So, once I get a replacement for my 41 year old blender, which I'll dedicate to paper making, I'll be making paper!!!! Yeah!
After Shrimpfest, I finished up getting ready to deliver my art to a friend to hang in a local art show at a local bank. First Community Bank has a beautiful gallery space where 4 local artists exhibit their work for a 3 month period. Mine will be up all summer. The opening is this evening! Yeah! I have 3 portraits and 3 sea birds hanging. I'll upload some opening pictures later.
This is "Majestic Bird" - another piece which originated with a photo - not mine but a public domain one. This is hanging at Island Art Association's Nouveau Art "America the Beautiful.
This is a work in progress. The first attempt went into the garbage - the shades were all wrong. This one - I've got to work on the eyes some then make the background and then finish up with machine quilting.