It's been quite a long time since I did a blog post. After my appendicitis attack and the passing of a dear family member ( my mother-in-law) I felt weary and not in the mood for social media. Has anyone else ever had social media fatigue? It's really not a good thing if you have an online store! Even though I haven't been online, I've still been making prints. I was about to post these two new linocuts last week when all of a sudden a pipe burst in my kitchen. Yikes! There was a lot of water pouring out and it began to rain in my studio which is below the kitchen. What I thought was a water shut off wasn't. After many panicked attempts I managed to stop the water by turning on all the taps, lowering the water pressure and reattaching the pipe. Apparently, the previous owners of this house didn't think a water shut off was important and put it behind drywall!!! Luckily my prints were not damaged and neither was my press. The same can't be said about the floors. I think there will be a lot of construction going on here this summer.
Amid all this commotion I have two new prints : )
"Dreaming of a Log Home" is a four colour print and I was very excited by the technique of thinning the ink with extender. The coloured layers are much more transparent. I love the affect!
"Moose in the Moonlight" is a straightforward black and white print. It's an image that's been floating around in my mind for ages so it's nice to get it out on paper.
Both of these prints are done on Reeves BFK white paper and they are both now listed in my Etsy shop. My studio is destined to be a construction zone for the next little while, but that won't stop me from doing some sort of art. We'll see what the future holds!
© Laurel Martin 2010