Monday, February 28, 2011

MINI masters

Kendall MFA Club's "MINI masters" art exhibit/sale was last Saturday at Dinderbeck Studios.  Here's a look at the space with all the small works before the reception started... 

...and a close-up of my prints...

... and during the reception.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Printing More Circle Layers

Printed a third layer on this one & three others... and added a second layer on three more prints yesterday.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

First Photo Shoot

Tonight the lovely Nikki Turner professionally photographed many of my prints. It was the first time someone other than me has taken photos of my work! (Unfortunately I don't have anything to really show for it at this point, but I will when she's done editing.)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I don't have one nice concrete example of recent work for this post. My mind has been split thinking about too many different things at once so that none of them are at a nice point to show. So instead, today I'll mention some of those things via an overview of the current state of my studio.... 

Those prints that I mentioned last time are hanging up while I re-plan the next layers (and wait for a good solid block of time to work on the big press in the print room). The stack of blocks next to the circles blocks on the table are the new oddly shaped blocks that I'm very excited about - but so far I am only half done sketching them out on the blocks. My laptop is there reminding me of the 2 applications I need to finish very soon, and my backpack contains homework readings and studying materials from a recent midterm exam. 

Thus concludes a day in the life of the artist via the projects in her studio! 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Printing In Progress

Yesterday & today I had great printing sessions on the first & some second layers on a suite of 8 new large prints. More layers are to come, so in the meantime I hope you all will enjoy some in progress printing photos.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cutting Circles

It's that time again where I have nothing to report except that I'm still working on cutting out many circle wood blocks... 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Animal Print Exchange

I'm participating in a print exchange with Kendall & 3 other schools next month. The theme is "Animal" and open to interpretation. I chose to make a jellyfish with stylized tentacles like my ribbons. I proofed the jellyfish woodblock today, and I think I'll be adding another layer to it before it's completed. Sorry for the bad photo that doesn't show much detail -- a later post should better demonstrate how the print looks.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Postcard Sale

The last few times I've been printing I've pulled a few extra postcard size prints (between 5x7 and 6x8 inches) for Kendall MFA Club's Postcard Sale. (Below are some of the pieces I made, as well as the four small prints I showed in my last post.)
The Postcard Sale, called "mini masters" will be held on February 26th from 6-11pm at Dinderbeck in Grand Rapids, MI. Any leftover works will be on sale at Art.Downtown and later on the MFA Club's upcoming etsy stie. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Printed Variations

Here are some of the many prints I made from those new small circle blocks...

Friday, February 4, 2011

New Small Circles

With these new blocks I kept with the circle format, but this time I used the design of ribbons to better emphasize that circle shape. I'll have them printed for my next post. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Circles Printed (Continued)

Here are those (slightly) better photos of each of those 4 prints I wrote about last time.