Gorgeous, bright Saturday! I showed up today. I made some progress. Philadelphia is unceasingly special and amazing. Bless it. As I'm digging foundations to reignite a studio practice, I'm also running into lovely people, superhumans and creative saints, who are showing up and sharing their gifts as much as possible.
I recently had the pleasure of Reanimator coffee-talk with printmaker Serena Perrone. Amazing to run into this lady! She generously consulted with me on one of her studio days at Second State Press. Her enthusiasm for technical puzzles, creative process, and social nourishment kicked me into action. Having had enough of Screen Printing Virgin Shame while not making and not having the energy to self start, I booked a slot for the Quick and Dirty Screen Printing at Second State with the amazing Ashley, A. I. Limes.
For the workshop, I dug up a sketch I made a couple years ago at the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia. It's a strange little assemblage that I'm consistently drawn to, one of my favorite pieces in this world. I would suggest looking up the Burghers of Calais for anyone curious about content.
We had the opportunity to test mark making and think about color between two printed layers. Couple sheets of frosted mylar and nice lay of drawing tools, plus 30 min:
Skip to the end (quick and dirty phone images all the time):
I would love to rework this again with more layers. Had some registering issues. Fudging. Anyway, we did a little goofing, a lot of good.
Nourish yourself. Support your local artists and communities when, where, how you can: