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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Gelli Plate Orange & Blue

I don't know why, but this happy accident 
"grunge" Gelli Plate print is one of my 
absolute favorites so far:
Acrylic paint, hardware cloth (metal) resist, rubber washers, roller rubber stamp 

Enlarged detail of above design

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Some Recent Gelli Plate Prints

An interesting bright pink plate wipe-off:

And another wipe-off, which I've titled
"Urban Green Spaces"

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fun With Plastic Netting/Mesh

Plastic produce bags serve a second purpose when stretched out and flattened to make resists on a paint-covered Gelli Plate:

This pattern reminds me of something huge I found lying on a pile of rubbish in a city alley years ago...  shudder

Monday, March 19, 2018

Preparing Paints For Gelli Plate Workshop

Lights, black and white

Gathering paints and mixing up some light shades has been lots of fun.  I want each participant to have enough variety to work with during the various exercises planned.  

Pinks, reds, yellow

The vintage wooden tableware trays and the sewing machine drawer came from the antique shop where I'll be presenting the workshop.

Turquoise/teals, light and dark greens

Medium/dark blues, purples

Three different golds
Wish my art pals could attend!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Preparing for Workshop

This is what my table looks like when I begin printing mono-prints with the flexible mono-printing plate:
Plans for the workshop include information about using stencils, tools, resist materials, also layering and enhancing the design.  We'll see if I can cover everything I know in two hours or less!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

New Opportunities

What is this???
I have recently been in contact with new antique store business owners (a retired special ed teacher and someone who majored in art and business) who have opened up a studio space for art workshops.  They firmly believe that this local area needs more creative outlets for the community.  They invited me to present a workshop there as soon as I can prepare.

Wringer washer- Grandpa had one!
This is an exciting possibility to consider.  I am busily designing a workshop brochure, refining a class outline, and will need to establish a Facebook presence.  Daunting!  

My first paper arts teaching attempt will probably involve Gelli Plate Mono-Printing which is so unpredictable and fun.  I wish some of my art buddies lived close enough to help make this happen.  We'll see how it goes.  :)

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Yesterday's Snow!

On Friday morning the door was blocked 
with snow and had to be repeatedly shoved 
to get it to open wide enough to get out!

With a yard stick/meter stick I measured 21" 
of snow before beginning to shovel.
It weighed down the mock orange shrubs

Piled up on the clothes lines

And strong winds made peaks on the roofs