Here's the latest, hot off the press:
|the later yellow copies are more lemony than mustardy|
|cherry red, bouncing with energy|
|Milky blue vs. darker blue|
Likewise, these prints are as much about the process of making as they are reflections of the final design. I look at these and think of my friend's studio -- the reward of inking linoleum blocks, laying down paper, rolling the blocks through her press; the relief of repeat and repeat and repeat; the satisfaction of doing something physical and concrete, especially during heartbreaking times, with a loved one in the hospital.
Before the carving, and the printing, the composition invited lots of juggling. Too many loved tools for them all to be included! I knew I wanted an apron, and scissors, whisk, and hammer; the spade won space through its simplicity and my fondness for gardens past. Other tools jockeyed for space. I photographed sketches and moved them around in Photoshop, returned to the drawing board.
|The original word placement (now in "badge") also explains my pencil placement...|
|To carve or sign? Decided to carve my name for two newest prints, hmmm|
Detail of the inked black block
Detail of a sunny green, with inking plate in background
|prints +child. "why are you standing up so high? I will get on the chair, too"|
"Your Tools Await" is now up in my etsy shop, in milky blue & cherry red --more colors coming. All hand printed on toothsome Rives BFK paper, measuring 12" x 18" (standard framing size).