Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Old Dog/New Trick
I have to fight the feeling that every print I make is precious. Even the ones I don't care for much. So I am trying to take the mistakes and "just a little off" prints and play with them or redo them altogether. In Santa Fe two years ago I bought a handful of Caran d'Ache crayons and promptly never used them. This week I broke them out and started experimenting with them and AKUA ink. Several days ago I drew on my plexi plate and rolled out the release agent and tried to print on top of an older print (on Arches 88) with dried ink. The transfer didn't work very well. So last night I started afresh. I drew on plexi, rolled out the release agent and printed on unused Arches 88 paper. It transferred nicely. I added my monotype swimmer and then added more caran d'ache marks in a last pull and it also transferred. Now I need to work on my mark-making.
PANEL DISCUSSION AT U of A SATURDAY
MK and I are driving down to Tucson Saturday to attend a panel discussion titled Life As Women Artists. Moira Geoffrion is the moderator and the panelists are Barbara Rogers, Julie Sasse and Bailey Doogan. I especially love Doogan's paintings and I'm excited about hearing her talk about her life.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADDIE