05 September 2017

Poised To Print

Hello September! Long time no blog. I think blogging is sort of over, but I do love this blog, both as a record of my studio practice over the years and also as a way to connect with other folks, so I'm going to try to revive it.

In my last post back in March I introduced a new print topic: FIRE. I've been slowly working my way through a series of images on that topic and it's been an interesting process for me in that I've done way more test printing than I've ever done before. Usually I just carve the blocks and then barrel through the printing, letting myself learn how the blocks print as I go. But for some reason I decided to proof these images before editioning. I think that's actually how most (or many) printmakers do it, but I've always found it more exciting to just cut and print.



Above is the stack of carved plates (double-sided) that I've accumulated since January, and I'm finally ready to print them in earnest. (You can see some of the test proofs hanging on my wall.) I'll be blogging each print as I go, so stay tuned.

Oh, and I should also tell you that I have a new studio assistant. Her name is Zuzu. She likes to work with paper.



6 comments:

jac said...

Glad to see you back here

Annie B said...

Thanks for saying so, Jac. I just visited your web site again after a long while. I love your books.

Shauna said...

Long time reader who dreams of making woodblocks. Glad you are back too.

Annie B said...

Thanks Shauna! I hope you get to make a woodblock sometime.

Coreopsis said...

I can see the advantages of both things--both proofing and just barreling ahead. I do both, depending on what kind of print it is. I'm really enjoying reading about your process. Do keep blogging!

Annie B said...

Coreopsis, I think you're right that the proofing approach depends on what type of print you're making.