Saturday, February 20, 2010

Lino Block Printing

 

So far it has been a long week.  I started catching a cold on Tuesday and have felt pretty miserable since although I think I am on the tail end of it.  However, if that wasn't enough, I did so much walking in the warm sun when it finally came out that I really angered my left foot.  I went to the doctor today and he said I had strained it or had tendonitis.  In other words, his way of saying, "Gee, I'm not really sure what you did to yourself but keep that swollen foot elevated, ice it, take some anti-inflammatory and stay off of it."  Duh!   

Anyway, so while I have been at home cutting class and work to stay off my foot and recuperate I also did some googling for printmaking stuff. I found some awesome video tutorials on lino reduction and other printmaking techniques from artist, Marianne Johnson-Ellis. I also finished cutting out my first lino block.  It's a little bit more challenging than I thought it would be.  I so glad I created such an intricate piece to work on for my first project.  I wanted to see how it was coming along so I took a rubbing of it.  It will eventually have a patterned two colored background that the organic shapes will be sitting on.  I will have to carve another block for that and I am still trying to get my head around how it is all going to work.  Missing class on Thursday probably wasn't such a good idea.  I'll have to play catch-up on Monday and Tuesday while I am hobbling around.  I'm supposed to be using a cane or crutches to keep off my foot.  Yeah, right.



2 comments:

The Struthers Clan said...

So how would you explain what lino block printing is? Sounds interesting. Hope you're feeling better.

claydancer said...

More info to come on that...