Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bryant Street Blues

It has been a year since I started my job. A year of adjusting to tucking my life in between work. It has been a quick year. The job is exciting and I get to learn new things and be stretched in ways that I am grateful to be experiencing. But getting to my studios is a big challenge. Last weekend I made some prints and it was seamless. The inspiration does not always show up that way and with time short, it has to be there in ways that feel urgent. So the other day I was there with nothing to say and I found myself shouting "come on, get there, no time to clean the studio and wait for you to arrive." As if I can bargain with my creativity. 

   Bryant Street Blues - dry point etching with encaustic 11" x 14" 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Foggy Night - Monoprint with Encaustic

Last fall I took a dry point etching class with Jenny Robinson. We learned how to do this low tech printmaking process with illustration board instead of copper plates. I did not think I had the capacity to think, plan, and execute like print makers - this stuff is the opposite of painting, all layered and backwards. But the class was awesome and I have made a couple of plates since then. I am finally getting around to blogging about them.