My little cabin
I needed a lot of the above mentioned encouragement and/or inspiration for my work in the studio this past week. My project for the week was to complete a print requiring some precise registration. I spent four days carving four blocks and then had a go at printing. My registration was a bit off and, in a repeat of week one, I struggled mightily with printing. This time I think the paper was too dry, (last time it was TOO wet) and again this time, I ended up tossing the first day's work. The second attempt was only marginally better, but I think I learned a bit about the paint : nori ratio.
I printed only three of the four blocks; used three colors and made six passes. Oh, how I wished I had a sensei at the ready to tell me what I was doing wrong!
Yesterday I stepped away from my tools and paints and spent the day drawing. I ended the day with a number of ideas for work to do when I return home. Today I was back to carving blocks for another go at moku hanga. Again this week I will be working on a four block print and hoping for better results.
On Saturday the Willapa Bay AiR is holding an open studio/open house. Folks from the community are invited to roam the grounds, meet the artists, see what's going on in the art studios and listen to live performances by the residents. Saturday, September 21, 3:00 - 5:00p