Letterpress studio! I've really come to love this process, especially now that I feel more comfortable with it. Despite the pain, I love carving linoleum, the look it gives, the process. Meditative. I wish I had continued access to the studio. This is my final postcard design for the class, by the way. I also added a layer of text, but I like the text better either by itself or with the shovel without the sunburst. Funny how that ended up. I will have photos of the final piece with text tomorrow probably. Until then!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
the very last row!!
I am so beyond happy to be done with this blanket. What an intense project! So worth it, though. I am way impressed with its size. Still can't believe I wove it, really. I can't wait to wash and press it!
Posted by Brittany | the Home Ground at 12:56 AM
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I love walking into my Starbucks (also my work) in the morning and finding these sweet pups hanging out right outside. They're so sweet! And their humans are a couple of our favorite customers. Really more like family. The light in the park square in Plymouth is so nice in the early morning, too. A little golden, very friendly. Sneaking through the trees onto the grass and my happy little feet. The beautiful house in the background of the last photo is the Wilcox house. It's been empty since the 80s and I want to start a community garden behind it. There are about four lots of grass over there. The only time it gets used is during the city festivals, when it's used as a parking lot. Ick. Gardens are much nicer than parking lots, agreed?
I hope your mornings are just as great.
Posted by Brittany | the Home Ground at 12:29 PM
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Yes, that was my first ever naughty word in a blog title. This one deserves it. Remember the "Preserve Biodiversity" poster? Notice how easily you can read these words on my linoleum block? That's because I failed to carve it backwards. I carved it forwards instead, which would print backwards. Arrhguuuurrrrrrghghhhhh. What the heck. No, what the hell. This was bad. I'll bet this block took my 8 hours to carve. And it looked pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. Oh my goodness... So, just thought I would let you know why I hadn't printed that poster yet. Alright, that's enough of that.
My show is progressing really well. We picked senior spaces yesterday, so I'll have more about that this weekend. As long as whatever they plan on providing to us for hanging our stuff looks good (we can't hang on the actual walls...), I think my show will be mostly like I envisioned it. I'm finally feeling really excited!
Sometimes I like to sign my name, it's like writing a letter :)
Posted by Brittany | the Home Ground at 10:13 PM