Among all the art forms, printmaking is unique. It's very repetitive but then no two prints are exactly alike. Creating beauty in this way is so calming, so meditative... a deep joy. I am so happy to have taken it up again. In the midst of this crazy old world, it's a very good tonic.
Today I pulled the last print in a series of 5 books I've been working on. The books themselves are purchased - I've been printing on the pages, using collagraph plates and black ink.
I think I am now a bit more proficient at printmaking, and the finished books have some appeal despite their imperfections. The plates after use are, as always, very beautiful.
Yesterday I rolled a leaf and printed it! Nice discovery.
I have also discovered Nori Paste. It is truly awesome for glueing delicate papers.
Cleaning up my image files this evening, I came across two drawings made last month during a visit to the Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild studio at Artpoint.
Looms are very beautiful and intriguing machines, and fibre artists are beautiful and intriguing people.
Until next time,