Leaving the Nest
Well I moved it anyway. I have been feeling for awhile that life with a two year old is not conducive to secluding myself in a studio. I wanted my work to be integrated into my daily life and to be able to work on things every moment that I could.
My process is to percolate and wait for the piece to reveal it's next move.
So over the course of the last few months I have been planning to move all of my studio equipment down to the main living area. A few weeks ago my brother was here to visit and he along with my strapping husband brought the very heavy and awkward press down the first floor.
Now I have a closet full of supplies, my press, and plenty of high counters to work on pieces while I have a few moments to spare. I have to say, my intuition was right. It is working and my printmaking has added an element of mixed media, pushing my work even further.
I have been using prints and mounting them on canvas, adding luscious gels, mediums, and a little bit of painting for a final finish. I don't have pics yet, but remember this print?
Forest on Fire
I had quite a few artist prints and they are evolving into a narrative. I am not sure where it will lead, but it is really speaking to me. I will post some pics soon.
For now, I am having fun, exploring, and working hard.