Well, I'm happy to announce that my prints are finished and already at their destination in Brooklyn! Here's my print:
The theme for the exchange is, "Let this be a Sign....". I grappled with this idea for a while - at first, I was going to take this more literally and create a print with a bunch of street signs. But then, I saw an article about global warming, and got the idea for my print. I call it, "....of Climate Change".
The size of the paper could be no more than 5 X 7", so I thought a 3 X 4' block would be a nice uniform size. I had so much fun carving this block! To some it might have been tedious - there were a lot of teeny-tiny spaces to carve - but I realized that this is what I love to do the most! The detailed work is my favorite. It's a linocut, and I used my Craft + Concept backpack press to print the edition of 12. But I wanted to incorporate some mixed media into the print as well, so I sewed the border of each one and then added some chalk pastel to the horizon.
This print will go to 10 more participants, plus one print for their archives and another will go on the traveling exhibit. I just hope the recipients enjoy it! :)