Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What a Day! Ouchie!


Butterfly Surrounded by Nature
Originally uploaded by m.Lee
Somehow I made it to Tuesday after one hard day yesterday. No amount of foot soaking could make me feel better after printing on and off the entire day. I think I must have gotten my ink out around 11 and I didn't finish cleaning up until 11 at night. By the time I cleaned it up the ink I had used earliest had gotten quite gunky.

Now I did not print for 12 hours solid. Far from it! More like I printed in 10-20 minutes bursts throughout the day. Sometimes taking breaks for a couple of hours in between. Honestly what I should have done is take it easy during the day while it was hot and printed at night when it wasn't so miserable. Around noon the air conditioner just wasn't helping me stay cool so I was sore and sweating bullets the entire time.

I think it was worth it in the end and here is one of my highlight pieces from the day. While I may not have 30 pieces like the last time I probably have a good dozen complete as well as a bunch of unfinished pieces. Had a couple of duds which is never fun, more than last time I printed and got blue ink on one of my maternity dresses that may or may not come out. But that is what printing is all about! Making mistakes and getting messy.

Not sure what I am going to do today. Rest for sure and maybe start carving the doodle block later on. I think I deserve to take it a bit easy today.

Here are some of the standouts that I have scanned so far. More coming on Flickr throughout today as I get them scanned in and eventually making their way onto Etsy. If you see something that interests you that hasn't made it to Etsy just let me know. Thanks for looking and reading.

Surrounded by Pine Cones

Darkness Falls

Blue Dragonfly

16 comments:

stilettoheights said...

I love this color combination you are using!

narchi said...

those are great!

Shell Mitchell said...

Great color combo - I especially love the butterfly.

pinkbathtub said...

Love them all! Beautiful work.

Block Party Press said...

Take a rest today! You deserve it. They all look so good. I really love the pinecone one!

Jussara said...

They came out beautiful,though! Job well done!!!

liz aka hobbledehoy said...

Wow! I'm adoring those colors! The butterfly print turned out so lovely!

stacey said...

lovely as usual, i really like the pine

Sales Rack Raider said...

The prints are beautiful! Amazing work, as usual.

Angela said...

Great work Marissa! I love it!
*HUGS*

m.Lee said...

Thanks for the feedback and encouragement. I have done a touch of printing today (just one color on top of unfinished pieces) and am scanning in stuff now.

Cathy said...

Your work is amazing, but I don't know how you are doing all this, feeling the way you are! Remember to take a rest! You don't want to be totally exhausted by the time the baby arrives :)
(scrap4u)

Kiley said...

I love the dragonfly print!

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

These prints are just wonderful! Great work.

Take a rest, ok! When I was pregnant it bugged me so much when people said, "Sleep now, you won't after the baby comes!" ... but they were right :(

I hate when they're right.

DivaDea said...

I'm really enjoying your purple/yellow combo. I especially love the beehive pattern. Beautiful work, as usual!

mo9mmyandmeboutique said...

Just read your latest comment in the forum; do follow the doctors instructions and all will turn out well! Sorry about your discomfort!