Monday, November 25, 2019

Landscape Monoprints

Mountains with Feather #1
Whenever I stop working for a while, as in the past few terrible weeks, I can never seem to go back to where I was before I stopped working.

Since my return however, I have done a lot of grieving and sleeping. Little by little I am returning to my work. Yesterday I did a small series of mono prints of the landscape where I live. I think I was so happy to be home and back in my happy place that these mono prints just came tumbling out.

I am working on a small 6x6 inch gel plate and I am finally getting a good registration on them. Bob Pennycook has a great way of registering his prints and it really does make a difference. My registration board is not quite as elaborate as his but it suffices.

My registration board

This next one is the ghost print of the print at the top. I almost like it better. The ghost prints are very elusive and you never really know what you will get but sometimes you get one like this and it makes all the failed prints that came before worthwhile.

Mountains With Feather #1 Ghostprint

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019

November 2, 2019

greeting card

I loved my greeting card class with Linda Germain. I always learn so much from her. It was a short class but nevertheless, very interesting. I realized that making a stencil for a greeting card is much harder than it looks. I made a lot of stencils but most just did not work out well. You really need a complete design in that small space. Some of my designs were too simple. Some too complicated. I like this one so far the best.

My husbands surgery went well. Except for the first night we spent in the ER. I hate that they send you home right away after surgery. In my experience it never works out well. I have returned to the ER too many times after out patient surgery. So we spent 4 hours in the ER that first night. Didn't get home until 4AM. Brutal.

But he is healing up well now. And now my mom is in the hospital. So I am off to Boston on Wednesday to see her. I have to go alone since my husband can't fly yet. I am not bringing much so I should be OK in putting my bag in the overhead bin. I never check luggage. I have had them lost before and it was not good!

It has been a brutal week for the most part. A lot going on here.  The upstairs unit in my building above us had a burst water heater which rained down on us. Lots of damage to our water heater room. We were lucky that we were here and noticed the water dripping. The damage could have been much worse.

Also, my friend and neighbor is losing her very short battle with cancer. I have only known her for a little over a year but we grew close and she is an artist too. It is all happening so fast. She is in hospice now. Days I have been told.

Enjoy your life. It is short.