Green Hands

 So far I have done fake gelatin printing twice in the week that I have been back from Haystack. I wasn't thrilled with anything I made in the print lab at Haystack so I vowed to print at home. And the reusable Gelli plates and water based inks help make that possible. I can do print sketches on cheap printer paper and play around. Very freeing allowing me to experiment. During naptime or after the kids go to bed all I need is at least 20 minutes and I can make something. Right now my hands are a little green but I was able to print with very little time investment on a whim. Priceless. Totally worth the green hands.

printmaking "sketches"

printmaking "sketches"

Resistance and the War of Art

What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?