Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Speak and See

I attended the Southern Graphics Council International Conference in New Orleans last week, and my oh my, was it wonderful. The conference portfolios were pretty amazing, and I got to meet Katherine Polk, whose work I have long admired.

I made a special print to trade with other people for their artwork, and because I am insane, I printed an edition of 500 with four colors. I am in some ways trying to prepare myself for the book cover I'm working on right now. The book cover I will be printing in an edition of 750, but thankfully only two colors.

I made great use of the paper cutter I was gifted awhile ago.

Here's my table at the SGCI New Orleans conference. I traded this print for a few awesome prints by other people, and I gave some away, too. New Orleans was gorgeous and amazing and I wished that I could have stayed longer.

This was my second trip to NOLA. The first time I went was actually ten years ago, also to attend SGCI. I pretty much only ever travel for work, and I wonder if I should try actually going on a real vacation sometime.

Monday, March 05, 2012


I monitored another monoprint workshop on Saturday, and since there were so few students I had a chance to pull a print of my own. A two plate monoprint--I printed the navy blue first, and then put a layer of transparent grey over the figures. I used piles of Q-tips, but maybe I need to find a tool less wasteful.