This week I thought I would share a recap of some recent projects with links. I love making, experimenting, and learning new things. My regular creative practice includes a lot of experimentation in a range of different media:
Printmaking - I have a small space in my home where I've set up my inks and papers, to do hand printing. I have taught block printing and gelli printing, and made a few short videos on my current work which is a ‘transfer’ monotype using a plastic bag. With this method, I'm completing the 100 Day project with #100daysofprintmaking and really enjoying myself.
· A quick video of my current process:
· A short video on Instagram of a recent print
· Two gelli printing tutorials on the Get Messy free blog:
Painting – I paint using oil paints and cold wax medium, which thickens up the paint and allows for layering and mark making. Some of these pieces are in the portfolio section of my website here.
Collage/Mixed Media Journaling - Collage holds a special space in my daily making. I love experimenting with combining papers, enhancing patterns, and of course using my own stamps and prints in my collages. I find this so relaxing and enjoyable. A few pages have been shared in Brush Magazine, and some are on my website here.
Public Art: I also completing a public art project for my church this fall which will be a labyrinth on 12’ x 12’ canvas. During the process I have made a journal about the process and a full size labyrinth out of sticks in my yard. I'm loving this and excited to see where it leads. The end date of this project is October 16 when it will be presented at a community reception.
· Labyrinth Journal flip thru: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu1RdiWEXKk
· Walking the 12’x12’ Stick Labyrinth in my yard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfQtI3_CK_M&t=46s
Illustration - Although I am doing less of this at the current moment, this informs my work, my comfort level with color mixing and watercolor. I have some examples of watercolor illustration on my website here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little trip through my art making world. Feel free to email me with any questions!