Monday, August 29, 2011

Relief Printmaking Treasury

Found my baskets prints in a relief printmaking treasury today.  I've spent some time today photographing my prints with mats.  Unfortunately, it looks like I didn't have enough natural light towards the end, so I'll be spending some more time with the camera.  But I did get the prints in the treasury rephotographed and cropped properly so that they all show up in the thumbnail now!

'Relief printmaking!' by PieceOfYuko

Searched "relief" on printmaking category. I am about to start lino cut and these works motivate me a lot! Enjoy!

Lunch Break on the Pisc...

Fatter Fat Toad

Irish Elk - 2 Color Red...

Black and White Echidna...


Elephantus in Horto woo...


linocut hand pulled lim...

Pussy Willow Blues - Or...

Rue Anemone

Paranoia House

RV Woodcut

Set of 5 original black...

Tower Swirls - 8x10 rel...

Birds in the Bush

Old fashioned School Lu...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's All Black and White

We're headed to a fancy black tie optional event on Saturday.  We don't go to these kinds of things and I'm not a big dress fan so I'm a little at a loss for what to wear.  I've chosen a black dress with small white polka-dots with a low-ish neckline that needs something to jazz it up. I decided to make something at Beadsburg yesterday. Beadsburg is a great place with tons of different types of beads. You buy just the ones you need and the staff helps you with clasps and such. When you leave, you've got a completed piece of jewelry (or pieces in my case - I was fixing several necklaces that had broken too).

I had hoped for some large red beads or even small red beads that I could make multiple strands from because it seemed like the dress needed a dash of red.  Unfortunately, they didn't have what I was looking for (and I'm running out of time) so I went with black and white.  I went ahead and made the matching bracelet and earrings because I knew I'd get home and realize I didn't have anything to match.  I think it'll work.  Hopefully it'll be jazzy enough for my dress and black tie optional!