there isn’t a whole lot to report about on sunday. i finally got into my groove yesterday. i think it helped that i got a solid night’s sleep the night before. but i put on my headphones and got to work. i was working on pressure printing on the vandercook. i had made some paper-cut feathers for my plate and then did some hand sewing onto it.
now i know what you are thinking, that is a piece of computer paper not a plate. but it does function as such. i wanted the color to be a gradation between yellow and red. i signed up for two printing slots, 7:30-9:30p and 9:30-11:30p. after attending an ice cream social for studio assistants and teachers i got to printing. i decided to make a double image, turning the paper around reprinting the plate. i felt like it gave the image a feathery feel.
this isn’t the best photo as it is raining today and the flash washed the color out, so keep in mind that the color is much richer. i had set some wood type to print on this as well, but after the image was finished i decided that the text was too bold and blocky and if text was going on top it needed to be more elegant. so i just printed up the wood type on its own.
i took a break during printing to go visit a couple studios and see what they were doing. i went to the weaving studio and the shibori studio. the shibori was absolutely amazing. one day i am going to take class on shibori, the results the students were getting were so beautiful!! i ended working in the studio until 1am. today i am going to work on doing a rubylith cut to make a photo-polymer plate with. so until tomorrow!