For solar plate printmaking, first the artwork is prepared on glass or transparencies with light stopping opaque paint or ink. Next the artwork is laid, face down, on the unexposed plate. The the ‘sandwich’ is exposed to light, either sunlight or in a special light box. The plate is then lightly scrubbed to reveal the […]
I don’t like doing commissions. I never have. I am resistant and do not enjoy them at all. But why? A few months ago, I completed a commission for six sheets of matching hand marbled paper to be made into lampshades for the bedroom of my client’s son. This poor woman had been after me […]
I am often called a ‘Process Artist’. I don’t always know what the person means when they say that but I do know for myself that the process of making prints – journals, scarves, mixed media pieces, dinner – whatever – is what gives me joy.
I have been thinking a lot lately about what is most essential to my life. Not a small question. I decided to peel this back to what is most essential, not just to me, but to all living beings. Water – without it, we die. So basic, so simple, and so taken for granted, at least […]
This is a whimsey inspired by the stamped cicada which I did while playing around with stamps in general. Why this particular inspiration? Who knows – but I had a lot of fun doing it. It will be shown at the Artists Association . So, what is my inspiration? It is different things at different […]
Solar Plate Etching with Marbled Paper Chin Collé I have been fascinated with geometry for some time. Working with the book Patterns in Nature gave me the opportunity to study the geometric relationships. In the course of my explorations, I became more interested in the interaction of circles used to create the perpendicular lines than I was […]