Taking in the details, readjusting, erasing, getting this new piece right as best I can. Have you ever been shadowed by an art piece you have to make, that is saying,” Bring me out.” I am there at the moment, thinking and thinking, now doing.
I love unexpected finds. I bought a $2.00 grab bag at Michael’s this autumn, while shopping for craft supplies for my daughter. She has taken a liking to try to find ghosts in house after Halloween, and I could feel in the bag, lots of flashlights she could play with. The extra bonus was lots of wooden letters and signs, meant for scrapbooking. I thought I would give them away and then remembered a printmaking book that utilized styrofoam letters on plexiglass to make prints. I thought, why not do the same and make a reverse woodblock print? So, all winter I have been making wrapping paper and small books with these &, @, *, %, # signs and more. In the process I have re-learned how to print well in the trying and making. Merry Christmas!
Come and sit, chat and sew while discussing the refined benefits of paper with me at the RISD Museum, November 1, from 10AM-NOON.