toying with ideas


Being a long-time printmaker and one who does not like to throw away anything that might be useful, I have a huge number of proofs even after throwing away the worst of them over the years for lack of space. I wish I could organize them in some way in my small home studio.

I have long been toying with ideas for recycling these printmaking elements. Sure, I have made some cards from small collages now and then. I once even took inspiration from artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins to make an owl-woman maquette from cut out pieces of proofs. Larger mixed media works with some new-to-me techniques like encaustics might be exciting to try.

And of course this is the time of year to make Christmas cards.

I need motivation.

November 20, 2013 in Being an Artist, Printmaking by Marja-Leena