Saturday, November 16, 2013

Studio and Linocut updates

This past summer I rearranged my studio so that I could have a standing work table and a sitting work table. The problem was my sitting work table is long with lots of space. That space invariably attracted a messy chaos of stuff which left me fighting off the mess while trying to be creative at the same time.

I decided to bring the table from our patio inside. With the shorter days, we're no longer eating dinner outside. So now I have one short table, one long table and one tall table.

working tables, one for printing, drawing etc,  and the other for just printed or wip's

My brilliant moment came when I decided the long table will always be my messy table. I can organize what's on the messy table when I feel like it and not when I am trying to work out an idea!

the messy art table/ desk with my trusty Tapatio nearby


This past week I spent a couple of days measuring and cutting rice paper followed by printing and more printing. Here's a taste of what I've been up to this week.

crow I
Crow I, linocut with branches collage


crow II
linocut, black crow II

linocut mars set up
rolling out the block printing ink


linocut mars wip
pulling the print off of the block


linocuts drying
just printed and drying


The birds are available in my tictail shop, and I'll have the rest of the linocuts available within the next few days.

I had a productive week and hope you had a good week too.

linking up with sunday sketches

8 comments:

  1. I haven't done lino cutting in years. I used to love it. I don't think we ever have quite enough space to create..always need a little more. Love your prints.. :)

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  2. Wonderful!Greetings from Brazil!

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  3. It's wonderful to have a peek into your studio and to learn that you have messy tables too ;)
    Your prints look great! I love especially the crow.

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  4. Oh gosh, I totally understand your space issues! No matter how hard I try I always only have a messy table!!

    Your prints are fabulous - you've managed to capture the bird's personality in a simple design - very clever!

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  5. Thank you for sharing your space with us. It sounds like you have come up with a great solution for your work area. I always end up with a messy space too.

    Your work is wonderful. I am always excited to learn about something new to me.

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  6. Such amazing work. I really admire you and your work. :)

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  7. Oh, the lino cuts are wonderful, Juana... and I LOVE that aqua blue color! ;o) You work space now sounds much more efficient. It is so good, and feels like a mini luxury of sorts, I think, to have two to tables like that--one for standing work, the other for sit work. It is nice to be able to have a space to let things be and come back to, not always having to clear away! MANY thanks for your very kind comments at my place during the weekend. We've been enjoying what feels like the last tastes of autumn here, winter very much on the doorstep, so we've been outdoors more, online less... ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

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