Friday, July 22, 2011

TPC Summer Art Festival reception this evening, 4:30pm to 7:00pm.  Come by for conversation and cookies.  ;-]

Umi's Tears is up on the Inspired By Japan website.  I'm so glad I'm pariticipating in the fundraiser for tsunami relief.  As the site says:

These original hand pulled prints were made with great respect for Japan and the very best wishes from all the artists for a recovery. Each artist printed 30 prints of the same image that will be sold in venues all over the world to raise funds for relief for those who survived the terrible earthquake and Tsunami.

First venue, South Africa.  ;-]

Friday, July 08, 2011

Umi's Tears - Inspired By Japan

There's some variaiton in the color intensity of the prints, but none of the scans show the wave color true, but the last scan comes closest.  It's phthalo green rolled over phthalo blue.

Now I'm signing and numbering the prints and getting 31 of the 35 ready for the mail.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Back to Printing Today

Back to printing today, amid a couple fanfic writing assignments.  I really shouldn't cross the streams, but sometimes the time gets away from me.

Also we're nursing our old puppy dog through a serious tummy disorder.  She won't eat, but at least she's drinking.  Boxer's have touchy tummies, but this is a first.  I'm dribbling broth down her resisting gullet, but it's been a week since we took her to the vet, and she really needs nurishment.

At least I can tear down the rest of the paper.  That doesn't take a brain.


Ta-da!  Finished printing.  And wonder of wonders, they're all good prints!  That's never happened before.  There's some variation here and there, but no botched prints.  Amazing.

Now to figure out how to mail them off to the show.  15"x10" is an odd size, but I'm sure there's an envelope that'll fit.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Umi's Tears - Printing

Prints at last.  I got half of them done today, half again tomorrow.  I like the kozo paper.

Working well with two brayers, a large and a small, to add the greeny-blue tint to the center.  I'm liking it.

TCP Art Show

Got three woodcuts ready for The Summer Art Festival later this month.  I'm putting in Paleo-Umi, Paleo-Phoenix and Hippocampus.  A mythical display.