In the flurry of this summer’s extraordinary events, I have pushed my musings here to the back burner.
|Under the Ballard Bridge, 5:54 am|
On the Morning Walk yesterday, I wondered if I want to remain committed to maintaining a presence in Blogland and decided: YES, the rewards of participating in this community are rich, providing inspiration at every turn.
|View out the window riding Metro downtown last week|
So, I here-by officially re-commit to regular visits and regular postings here. Flossy may even get a chance to say a word again soon.
|A random stack of papers on my table yielded this surprising little accidental collage when I moved things around in the studio last Thursday.|
|From last week, an as-yet untitled acrylic on paper, 8"x8"|
Last Tuesday I began the 'Twenty Print Challenge' workshop at Pratt. I was more than a bit nervous, returning to etching after twenty years! Would the waters be too deep? Knowing that the only way to overcome fear is to go right on through I took the plunge and found myself up to the challenge.
|Press setting for my copper etching plate which is a bit thicker than the other print makers are using.|
Being back on a press again is thrilling magic. I also think being involved in another medium cross-pollinates one's other practices in interesting ways.
|ink, acrylic and charcoal drawing on brown paper bag|
|Print number one of the Twenty Print Challenge!|
In other news, moving into our own apartment in a quiet building on a shady and secluded side street has made life a lot less jagged and opened the way for some small routines to begin to emerge.
|Sunset at the Locks|
Serenity is much closer at hand.
Now if Flossy could just do something about all these pesky squirrels...