|new collage! (!!) - 27 x 40"|
|I think it's funny how my flowers are almost the same color scheme|
Got the collage together just in time to meet a submission deadline (fingers crossed!)
|...but then I look at my studio covered in parts with|
dozens of blocks out, and I sort of can believe it
I was feeling pretty tired and started wondering "how many blocks/pieces is this anyway?" (uh oh -will not be asking this again) It turns out, at my best count, to be 20 blocks and 42 pieces (oy! waaaaay more than I thought...)
|My senior project included making a faux Medieval manuscript...|
and lots and lots of practice writing script.
|carved and printed the inverse raven this week - I think they were meant to be a pair.|
I've been calling them Huginn and Munin - Thought to keep Memory company and vice versa.
|On the left is the branch where I've used color pencil to |
match the background, on the right is a branch with out toning
[Self #1 asks Self #2: Why? Why.]
| ...so all those little gaps in the crown are colored in to match?|
O yes (below my finger is toned, above is the background paper)
|close up of the ants - drawing around them so they|
don't stand out from the trunk
|color matching the spaces between the buildings|
with the pretty marbled paper I made 3 weeks ago :)
I also made my first visit to Zea Mays Printmaking as a member ( :D!). I did an orientation and then printed, printed, printed. The final tally:
tree trunk 5
tree leaves 7
plant heart leaves 3
ravens (R) 4
plant round leaves 3
and 5 "seconds" that I saved to test things out on.
Grand total: 44 good and 49 in all (whew!)
It's exciting to see how they turned out using a press instead of a spoon! And now what to do with them... ( Hmmmmmm :))
I wonder whether something like "Walk, Knave" could be an edition because of the amount of drawing and number of pieces? - I keep thinking of the number of blocks in things like the Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I (195), the Nuremberg Chronicle (645),or 19th French scenic wall paper (Zuber's archive is said to contain more than 100,000 blocks :o ) ...and I feel like I've only just started with the blocks...
In terms of phase 5 and trying again, even though the piece as a whole would be hard to reproduce, having the blocks made it easier to make changes and try again within the piece (like when: the ants need to be blue instead of red, the raven a shade purpler, the city printed in gray not black, etc...).
Sometimes, I find myself annoying.
|Can't believe the leaves are starting to turn - I'll miss the flowers.|
|Luckily, the lovely feline assistants are here to help.|