Block work

love block

How do studios become so messy? It’s just me in the space. No dogs allowed, no husband, just me. Yet, I can be a real slob. This tends to slow down production especially when I have multiple projects running at the same time. I’m finding it really is a bad idea to be playing with charcoal AND finishing off a paper lantern in the same space (like 3 feet apart). Charcoal will always win. So, this morning I spent time sorting and cleaning to avoid future problems. The charcoal has been put away for now and the lantern completed and safely stored. Ok, now what? What is the most pressing project that requires attention? Oh, that Valentine’s day block print! Is it something that could be completed by Friday? Possibly, if I get the Takach press involved. Hand rubbing the block doesn’t sound the least bit appealing. Check back on Friday for results! ๐Ÿ™‚

Work has commenced on another small bird design. I’ll be using the linoleum drypoint technique again. So far I’ve transferred the drawing onto the lino and started scratching in the feet and legs. This might end up becoming the Leftovers VI submission. ย A long ways to go for this little bird.

bird feet

Tomorrow we hang the show at Gathering Together Farmstand. 6 Printmakers will be represented. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s work. I’ll try to remember the camera and post images later.

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

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