It’s a multi-cup-o-coffee day after a long night pulling these with the other Amy @amadapress. I can’t even come close to expressing my respect and appreciation for your expertise, patience, and problem solving. You inspire me, as do the countless artists that do beautiful things with type and color. It’s clear you’ve learned from the best @sternandfaye and I’m honored to learn from you. I know I’m barely breaking the ice with possibilities, but my passion for this is alive and well and literally keeps me up at night. I can’t wait to do more and keep learning and kerning.
Thanks for the feedback, followers and print family. Decided on the 3rd layout with the suggested 180° rotation. And, I broke my normal flat color rules with a split fountain. I know...way to live on the edge, Douglas. Had a great time laughing and printing today (in that order) with @doomsdaysmachine and @le_sook. Watch the blooper reel where I proudly print a blank sheet of paper with glee. Type layer soon to come.
Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. I’m grateful that I held onto this recipe book from my late Grandma’s pantry, but even more grateful that if all goes well we will NOT be preparing Ring Mold Meatloaf or Emergency Steak (recipes on frame 2 for those less fortunate).
I’m thrilled to share that my Twin Teepees print has been selected by juror and curator David Martin, for Seattle Print Arts members’ exhibition, “Contemporary Hues,” which is on display at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA. The show runs from November 22 - January 7, and complements the museum’s main exhibition, “Territorial Hues: The Color Print and Washington State, 1920 - 1960.” It’s an honor to be shown amongst some extraordinary and historic works by early local artists who treasured the beauty of the Pacific Northwest as well as the hand-printed image.
Hey fellow printmakers and block color people...I’ve got a bunch of lino blocks that I’d like to use as a background pattern for my funkytown print. Here are a few configurations of what could possibly work beneath the text layer to create a background that scales to 8” x 18” (give or take a few slugs in between blocks for slightly wonky spacing). What do y’all think works well? Should I carve ‘em? Should I paint texture on them with acrylic medium? Should I throw in the towel and join a circus? I want your feedback.