HOORAY for all that! I am particularly excited about the new year, because it is my impetus to get both feet wet in my (fairly) newfound obsession (and the whole reason for this blog) - PRINTMAKING. :)
Yes, I know that my blog is already two months old (and thanks to my post three weeks ago, I have a lot of new followers! Hi there!), but now that the holidays are over I can begin my new chapter in earnest. And I thought I'd create a tiny lino for the occasion.
That's me! :D Oh my heavens, did I have a BLAST creating this little guy, which only measures 2X2"! I took a photo, cropped it, and played with it in Photoshop until it looked the way I wanted it to. Then I traced it using some Saral transfer paper, and carved it using micro tools! I 'm going to have MUY, MUY fun with this technique. :)
So now that you know what I look like, I want to show you my new studio, which I reconfigured from a collage studio to make printmaking the primary focus.
|The middle of my studio - notice that my|
S.C.O.P.E backpack press has the spotlight!
|Here's the studio from the back - the cabinet|
on the left was built for me by my wonderful
dad in-law, and so was the book press, using
the blueprint from
Arnold Grummer's "Trash to Treasure Papermaking" book! :)
|Here's my desk, which now has stations for carving, inking,|
and collage - and inspiration from some of my favorite artists! :)
I feel ready to take on this amazing medium! I don't quite know yet where the year will take me, but I'm so excited to learn, discover, and create, with the help of my printmaking friends! Here's to a very fruitful 2014! :D