I’m taking a break from posting till next year. Then I’ll be back full force. Enjoy whatever holiday you enjoy!
On Thursday night, I took a screen printing class at Sector67
. I was supposed to show up with an image ready to print so I spent a little time on Wednesday and Thursday coming up with something. I’m not used to doodling in a way that leads to something concrete so it was a new experience for me.
My first instinct was to draw a bird, but I coudn’t get this out of my head.
Damn you Portlandia!
So, I dragged out my inkstone, ink and brushes to play with and see if I came up with any ideas.
|He’s a water pitcher.
But, even with this great company, after ten minutes of mixing ink, it was immediately obvious when I put the brush to paper that this was not the right medium for screen printing. At least not for my very first time.
They are fine, I guess, but birds and squiggles? I really wasn’t sure how that would translate to the screen print since I had no experience with it. I wanted something super simple.
I looked up and saw that I had even more company than I realized, these guys were all lined up on the couch, almost as if they were posing.
Check it out! They were totally posing.
I also went back through my old blog posts
and found some other critters to draw. I was really happy with the combination of simplicity with personality. I stumbled upon my images. Next time, actually screen printing process pictures. I realize that a post about coming up with a doodle may not be the most interesting thing to people who have done it before but it’s new to me, so thanks for humoring me. 🙂
I made this necklace last week and wrote a whole blog post about it using my phone. Then I deleted it by mistake and spent a shocked 30 seconds realizing the implications of phones not having “ctl z”.
I don’t think I’ll use the phone to blog again.
Anyhoo – Last week a friend and I ran a jewelery making workshop at the library. The idea was to use old jewelry and hardware to make new creations but almost everybody skipped the hardware. That’s my favorite part! But, whatever works for people, works for people.
I used to make and sell my jewelry but have gotten distracted by how many other really fun things there are to make in this world; it was a kick to make some again.
In fact, the workshop was so popular that we all decided to do it again in January. It’s not up on the web site yet but when it is I’ll post a link.
Tomorrow, I am taking a screen printing class. I’m supposed to bring in a simple image to use and have been pondering and pondering. So much fun to do, I do love the ponder.
So, today I think I’ll try to make something. I’m tempted to pull out my ink stone and calligraphy brushes but I’m not sure how that’ll translate to screen print. Then again, I’m all about the “only way to find out is to try it” theory.
Yes, I feel it, the time to make a mess is upon me…again.