Sunday, February 25, 2007
Here is a linocut print of the last drawing of daffodils I did. The image is 9x12 on 12 x 18" Hosho paper (basically one sheet torn in half). Out of 8 prints only 5 were consistant enough to edition. I also have three working proofs and a ghost.
My next project is a silkscreen print of these same daffodils using 8 colors.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Next I will transfer the newer daffodil drawing to a lino block for a linocut in my Relief & Monoprint class. I will also need to think about what I will do next in my silkscreen class, we will be doing screens with photo emulsion next. I wonder how random splatters on 3 masters will work when over printed onto paper...
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Here is a pencil sketch of some daffodils that were beaten down during a rainstorm. I cut them and put them in my favorite golden end of the day glass bud vase (given to me several years ago by my sister) and cut some onion stalks for wispy greenery.
I was working on an exercise in a book titled "Drawing as a Sacred Activity." I bought the book because I was feeling a little dry inspirationally and thought the exercises might get the creative juices flowing. This exercise was to draw something that represented "vertical attributes" I felt I was lacking. This is as a prayer to try and manifest those attributes into my life.
These daffodils were so droopy when I put them in the vase that their heads were pointed to the ground. I admire the way these daffodils sprung to life, straightened up and appear to be trumpeting to the heavens. I think this demonstrates vertical attributes of vitality and ability to spring back from adversity; attributes I feel lacking since the loss of my mother in August and would like to bring back into my daily life and art making. Mom would have loved the vibrant yellow and glowing energy of these flowers as well since her favorite color (like mine) was yellow.
I plan to do a small color monotype of this and later use this sketch for a lino cut assignment I have coming up in one of my printmaking classes ~PPC~
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
So lured outdoors armed with pad of paper and box of crayons
I sit upon the grass and record Spring's first offerings.
Spots of bright yellow and blue green springing from
Beneath crisp brown leaf litter.
Tight golden flags hint at what's about to unfurl.
Warmer days to come with Daffy Dillies trumpeting Springs arrival.