Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Details

I never really enjoyed printing by hand but, without access to a press, my options are pretty limited. So I've been thinking I should make an effort to try it again. Luckily, I came across the No Press Print Exchange which gave me an excuse to pill out my baren and work something out. I carved a linoleum block over the course of two or three days and then printed out a small edition on the kitchen counter. I decided to wax the prints to make them a bit transparent and a little more complicated. They aren't the most elaborate prints I've ever made but there was a pretty tight deadline for the exchange. I do think they came out pretty cool. For such a simple carve, the amount of detail that comes out is surprising.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last Ditch Microscope

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Navigated those Currents

Yesterday a package arrived containing my prints from the Interaction Exchange. My selection is especially nice and I'm proud to be a part of this project. I'm lucky to have received prints from S.V. Medaris, Jenny Roholt, Melody Knight Leary, Randy Arnold, Sandra Wimer, Craig Burkhalter, Stacy Elko, Scott Kolbo, Kathleen Piercefield, Pamela Bowens, Jonathan Stewart, Dinah Coakley, Elizabeth A. Jabar, and Stephanie Standish. The entire portfolio of 100 prints is available for viewing at Inkteraction.

I'll take the credit for co-coordinating this exchange but really Jonathan Stewart did the lion's share of the work. Sara Francis also deserves a lot of credit for helping Jonathan collate the prints and make up the packages. So thanks to them.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Navigating the Currents

All the prints for our long-brewing Inkteraction exchange have finally arrived and Jonathan down in Texas is sorting them out. They should be mailed to all the participants pretty soon now.

The donations from the exchange participants will pay for another year of keeping Interaction alive on the web. We have a good handful of shows of the entire portfolio planned for 2012. If anyone wants to put up an exhibition of one hundred 5x7 prints from artists around the world, let me know and we'll work something out.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


I really don't know what else to say about this embroidery project. I've moved past the point where it is physically hurting to work on. My hands are fine now. A little stiffness in my shoulder but it is really fine. As it stands now, I'm just over 49% of the way done with this thing. Sp probably 5 more months if I can keep up this pace. I am thinking about taking a break to work on some smaller quicker projects even though I don't have any specific things in mind.