Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Some days you just have to stop and regroup. My work space has become a sea of floaty little bits of paper, wine glasses, and general crud. I wanted to jump in the van, drive to Atlanta and buy another gallon of goo so I could keep up the momentum. But I decided to take my own advice, save some mileage on the van, and some room on the credit card, and make do.
So I am tidying, filing, and cleaning. I try to keep all the lino block prints I make somewhat organised. Although you probably wouldn't expect to find a filing cabinet in a studio, I have one. Stuffed full with photos and text, and wads of prints somewhat organised by color, it is an unexpected, but handy tool.
Now it is time to get back out there and make more. I am loving working on this body of work, but a larger dress piece now uses dozens upon dozens of prints. Pulled one at a time, allowed to dry, trimmed and sorted. The pile above, shows a bare minimum needed to have plenty of possibilities available when putting together a piece. So rather than hopping in the van I am going to start inking and printing, and hanging prints to dry. Just getting ready for the next big push.