Finally! My first reduction print with my new Caligo Safe Wash inks and using my bottle jack press. This was a long time coming because each colour took a week OR MORE to dry. Getting appendicitis didn't help getting it done either. I now move at the pace of a speedy ninety-year old. They are all done on soft BFK printmaking paper. I only printed 8 and one is deposited into a waiting Ikea frame. Most of my prints are carefully sized to fit easily available frames. I was very pleased with the Caligo Inks. I just have to learn to be patient. I'm hoping to get it into my Etsy store in a day or so.
I did manage to complete another small print, Interior Spaces while waiting for this one to dry.
This little girl has been walking around in my head for a long time. I was glad to get her and her house onto paper. This print is hand pulled on Japanese Okawara paper and some on Kozuke. I love the soft Japanese paper. I'm always drawing things in little boxes. I think it has to do with sorting and filing things in our memories. Separate memories are like little time boxes, stored away. There is something very stable and re-assuring about a box.
Now it's time to go lie down. Post appendicitis I have found that even sitting can be tiring!
© Laurel Martin 2010