Saturday, March 30, 2013

Print for 4/3 Exchange

I've been organizing a print exchange with 3 other printmaking professors that I know over the past few months. We all assigned our students to do an edition of 15 prints, paper size 8x10" or smaller. These 4 schools from 3 states thus made up our 4/3 Print Exchange.

I had hoped that we could have all looked at all the prints together over the SGCI weekend, but life happens. Within the next few days half the prints should be coming to me in the mail. Then on April 6 some students of mine at UWP and also some from WLC will be gathering at Parkside to collate the exchange. With 57 total participants, it'll be an exciting but big job to do. In the end each school will get a full set of prints, one set will be a traveling exhibition, and then each of the participants will get 10 prints back to keep.

I'll post more about how all of that went down next time. Today I'll share the 8x10" linocut I made for the exchange.

Monday, March 25, 2013


Last week (March 20 - 23) was spent at the SGCI printmaking conference that just so happened to be in Milwaukee this time. It was an awesome 4 days. My eyes were overstimulated beyond belief and my head's still swimming with information.

Insert photo of an excited nerdy printmaker here (with her credentials & the essential guidebook).

I saw everything from huge epic-ly awesome prints...

... to cute little prints...

... to guys printing with fire to death metal music. 

Oh yes. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

SGCI Exchange Prints Done

Printed an edition of this for this week's SGCI member print exchange...

Next week I'll post about the edition I've already finished for a little 4-school exchange (that I also organized.)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Proofs - New Circle Knot

Couldn't seem to get a great photo of this one today, but here's a proof of my little circle linocut of a tree knot.

Also, here's a slightly better photo from a linocut from a few weeks ago.

I've been using both these blocks these past couple days to print some print exchange editions.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Proofing & Trimming

Here's a pretty bad photo of what I've been up to with that bark texture linocut...  After printing a proof I realized my cut edges were not very straight and I was at an awkward 4.5 x 6" size.  Now the linocut is a standard 4x6".