Prints: Monoprint #17, 2015

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We’re gearing up for what looks to be another stellar year for Cherokee Heights Arts Festival this Saturday in Marietta, Georgia. It should be a beautiful day—bright, sunny and cool—perfect for celebrating the creativity that abounds in our neighborhood.

Knits and Prints will have a ton of new work to share, so come out and stop by our booth. With that in mind, here’s a new monoprint fresh from the studio—eight colors on white.

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Prints: Salvaged Chevron

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When Serena & Lily commissioned a custom run of “Untitled (Chevron)” a couple years back, I ended up with a few extras—misprints tossed aside in the scratch n’ dent file. There they lingered, stuck in limbo on the stack as they couldn’t be used in the official print run nor sold elsewhere. Fast forward one year when I was printing a chevron in metallic gold. On a lark, I overprinted on one of the discarded prints. The gold looked good paired with the white and orange so I printed a few more, cut them down and made them available as a set of three-color miniature prints.

One of my favorite things about screenprinting is having the chance to revisit old work with fresh eyes and potentially create something new. Sometimes the old work holds up on its own and I wonder why I dismissed it in the first place. Other times an additional layer of color is just enough to push it to the next level. This proved to be the case with Chevron 2.0.

These salvaged prints—along with many new hand-screened editioned prints and monoprints—will be available at Cherokee Heights Arts Festival in Marietta, Georgia on Saturday, November 14.

Prints: Intermission

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In the midst of a hectic spring schedule, I’ve been working on a bunch of different editions all at once. Typically I go one at time, but this season I seem to be ping-ponging back and forth between various themes, aesthetics and colorways—all at once. Not sure whether it’s the pace of things, the weather or what, but I’m rolling with it and am anxious to see how things shake out.

In the meantime, here are a few artifacts from the last couple of sessions. They’re just pieces of the process, but still worthy of some attention.

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Catharsis

It’s too cold to get any editions cranking out in the workshop, but I needed to get a print out of my system just to move forward and clear my head. Here’s a quick little block print I did over the weekend (in a petite edition of eight) that seemed to do the trick.

I simply cannot wait for spring, when I can get out there and start putting all these ideas down on paper in vivid, luscious ink.

I’m thinking these might make their way into some upcoming mail order packages.