Thursday, March 22, 2007
This is actually an art post, I swear!
Other than randomly starting to cough really bad last night and throwing up because of it I am doing a lot better and starting to work. Today I tried printing my first Gocco print and failed miserably. The screen failed to burn so I ended up wasting a screen, two bulbs and some ink. *sigh* I think I am going to put Gocco aside and focus on carving and printing new woodcuts until I can get together with Heather Jeany and she can help me out with this contraption. But at least I know it does work because the bulbs did in fact go off with a big flash!
Right now I have a pear to finish carving and then I will either start on my elements carving (I don't even have a sketch yet) or go straight to tearing paper and printing. I am down to only 110 items in my Etsy shop and haven't listed anything new in ages, so I think going ahead and printing ASAP is the smarter move. Plus, I have until the end of May to finish the elements project for Jenn.
I'm currently in talks with Etsy Labs about teaching a woodblock spoon printing workshop there in early May! I am excited and hope lots of people sign up and have a great time. They are going to buy some tools and ink for the labs so people can continue to make prints even when I am gone.