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Bridges Print Exchange and Exhibit

Back in November, I posted about the creation process for my print, Gruff, that I contributed to the Midwest GBW print exchange project. The only requirement was that the print had to fit in with the theme "Bridges". Soon after I mailed my print to join the other submissions, I received my group of prints. The second component of the print exchange was to create a box or a binding to house the prints that would then be included in the Bridges exhibit in Davenport, Iowa. I decided to create a box for the suite of prints as it would…

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Bridge Crossed

NaBloPoMo November 8 This print run congealed my relationship with my sweet little poster press. Since I acquired the press, I have only done a few small print runs. Figuring out how to register my imagery and hand ink consistently had tripped me up. However, after having taken Karen Kunc's class at PBI this past year, everything changed! Karen is a brilliant, Nebraska based, print maker and hand inks her prints with absolutely stunning results! I have not yet posted about PBI, but suffice it to say that Karen's class made a big impression on the way that I will…

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Bridge in Progress

NaBloPoMo November 6 Today's work hours were completely devoted to cutting my woodblock. No sanding rust, no edition binding, just cutting the block. My hand feels like I was diligent. As you can see from the photo, I am about finished. I've shaded in areas with a pencil so I could see if a component is finished or not more easily. This will be erased from the block before printing. Just the river, a goat, and a troll left to do. I feel like reworking the goat and I'm not totally confident with my troll's representation under the bridge at…

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Bridges Print

NaBloPoMo November 5 Bridges is an exchange exhibit that is being put on by the Midwest Guild of Book Workers. The guidelines are: Each participant makes an image related to or about bridges. This could also be a state of mind or a physical structure. Participants will then make a box or book for presentation of the collection. I have been involved in the organization of this exhibit, but I am also participating. I love an incentive to make a print. With a small edition of 20 and a small print size of 5.5 x 8.5 inches, it was totally…

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Steamroller Printing Event

It has been just over a week since the steamroller printing event took place in Michigan City. I have been reminiscing about the day's events again because the post show opening is this Friday at Walnut Ink Projects (details at bottom of post). I mentioned before that it was my first time participating in this kind of event despite hearing about them taking place just about everywhere. The scale of the pieces alone is what really got me interested. Pretty much all of my work thus far has been smaller than two square feet, however, many ideas for new work…

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