Wednesday, December 30, 2009



The night before I left for SLC, I made some last minute Xmas presents for family members. The photo emulsion was locked away, and the darkroom in a state of inoperability, so I used screenfill instead for my stencil. The outline of two skulls was pretty easy to freehand spur of the moment, and in case of any pinholes I might have missed I painted on two layers of the stuff.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009



Not exempt to the commercial impulse, I screenprinted on shiny sateen fabric the silhouettes of animals and then made them into throw pillows. I did this solely for the purpose of selling them and making a little extra cash off of obligatory gift giving. So far, they have been a middling success (nothing close to the tentacles), but they involved such little effot to make that it has paid off in the end. I made the silhouettes by cutting the shapes out of paper, and then using those paper shapes to burn the screen stencil. These are available for sale at Frosty Darling in Salt Lake City should you be so interested.


Thursday, December 17, 2009


I met Bill Nye the Science Guy. I immediately called my sisters to brag about it.

bill nye and I

Sunday, December 13, 2009

T-shirts: The Evergrowing Problem

Printing on t-shirts is the bane of every printmaking professor. Students always want to try it, it's messy, and you end up with mostly stupid looking stuff. And so, I contributed to this problem by teaching the printmaking class at El Camino Community College how to do monoserigraphy on t-shirts.





I also did some live printing of this technique at the recent CSULB annual Holiday Sale in the Werby Gallery. I should have photos of that soon, taken by my friend Salvador, but he's working on his finals right now so it might not be till next week.