July Progress

The summer is racing along and my summer residency at the Art College is more than half way done. How did that happen? I feel this is a wake-up call and I will be more focused on printing for the next 6 weeks. Today I spent most my studio time working on new screens. I had been thinking about some design ideas while visiting my folks in Lethbridge. I couldn’t get any work done there, but I spent time working out ideas in my head. The notebook that I took with me was untouched. Obviously, it wasn’t necessary.

Here are rough prints made from the new screens. I’m too frugal to waste too much ink testing them, so there are a few light spots that will print properly with enough ink.

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You need to use your imagination to clean up the images. I printed them onto my drop cloth because it was handy. The first screen is very delicate and might prove useful when I’m creating overall patterns on fabric. The second screen was the one I planned last week and I think I’ll redo it with a few minor adjustments. Overall I like the effect. The last screen was a surprise and I really like it. The only problem is that the giant orb almost fills the whole screen. I need to figure out how to use it, or how to modify the design to a smaller size. It’s a never-ending job. It’s a job I love but the pay is terrible.

Cutting this short so I can get it posted before it gets lost.

BTW I see that I can preview my post the way it looks on a computer, a tablet and a phone. The only one that is readable is the computer. If anyone can help me make it more viewable in the other formats, I’d love to hear from you! Thanks

 

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2 thoughts on “July Progress

  1. It’s been quite a while since I’ve dropped by, but here I am and once again impressed with your creativity. As far as how your post looks on tablets and phones, you should be able to check the theme you’re using to see if it’s optimized for mobile. Or, ask the folks at WordPress – they’re very helpful!

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    1. Thanks, Marlene. My daughter-in-law took a look and apparently my theme hasn’t been updated for over 2 years, so I’m looking for something newer. Of course, I seem to have destroyed my existing layout in the process… I know I should have taken my time and asked more questions, but now I’ll be mucking about on my own when I can find the time!

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