This is partly because I invited a friend to do the dollar tour of the place, including my studio, a very rare event for me, don't ask to come, the planets have to be in the right configuration for me to invite. But anyway, her take on a lot of items was very valuable, and I suddenly as a result of our chat had much better thoughts on how to make that yellow dyed linen piece. The ingredients will find another home in another artwork once I get to sorting it. Thank you Margaret!
Stitching may ensue on the yellow piece, but may not. I have been drawn back into printmaking from the #printoctober activity on Twitter. And I have plans to carve more prints with subjects I need next.
So here's that yellow piece, 20 x 16, but all different now
And a piece you haven't seen, an 8 x 10 monotype in blue dye on coarse linen overstamped with handcarved images. There are butterfly like shapes and other natural objects in the blue dyed areas.
Quinn, you have no idea what an impact you had on me back in August when you wrote that blogpost about #drawingaugust! from drawing more, though I always did, to #paintingseptember, painting again after a hiatus, and now to printmaking again, my lifelong love. And learning to watermark my work.
Well, when the student is ready the teacher appears. Which is just another way of saying that chance favors the prepared mind, come to think of it.
On a less elevated plane, that curving shape that looks a bit like a dancer in the blue and white linen piece is in fact a carving I made based on the architecture inside a deer's nose! just sayin'. You just never know where great design is to be found.