B, beep, beep... This just in: Jane LaFazio has posted a tutorial about using Absorbent Ground!
Having this new, small and portable camera is a boon to image and texture collection. This painted and repainted wall is normal fare here in New York, but wouldn't I like to be able to print a texture like it?
Last night I went to my 4th Moku Hanga class and got all three blocks carved. You can see a 'strike off' image in the middle. It needs COLOR, not just black, white and grey. I will research Japanese prints this week and see how I can make this image sing.
(I mentioned wanting to figure out how to do this on cloth to my teacher, she couldn't fathom not working on paper and is a traditionalist-poor thing.) :)
And here is a piece I have been playing with and hope to get to the wash and collage stage by the end of the week. It is retreat time of year again and I need a piece to work on. I don't know how much I have talked about here on the blog, I know I have boiled over on facebook, but I have been in a creative funk. I am tired of Melanie Testa's style, right now.
So, it is time to shake things up.
I am experimenting with deconstructed screen printing, in more ways than one (perhaps there is an article in it about my findings). And I am still working on incorpoating Random, Intuitive elements into my work. This piece is dreamy to me. It is too bad I didn't capture the poppy flowers off the the right side of the work, that really says dreamy~
More images to come.