Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We now return you to the linocut already in progress

Okay, back to work. The lampshade digression was fun (thanks for all your positive comments), but next time I think I'll carve a block specifically for the purpose. There are design considerations for the shape of the shade, and it would be nice to be able to experiment with color and transparency and all that without feeling like I need to get back to the task at hand. But I'm glad I gave it a try... next time I'll have a much better idea of how to procede.

One more color pass to go, and I'll call this linocut finished. In some ways the progression of this piece has seemed really disjointed... a lot of starting and stopping to deal with other tasks. It's not my favorite way to work... difficult to get in "the zone," but sometimes that's just how the days unfold.

I'm hoping to get this last color on before the weekend, because it's Artposium time once again! I am so looking forward to immersing myself in the ideas and inspiration of writers, artists, scientists, poets, thinkers, and even a musician or two. A Colorado Art Ranch experience is always great for some good old-fashioned mind expansion!


  1. It isn't the ideal way of working, but so inspiring to me that you still are working on it, in spite of all the other work calling for your attention.

    Some days I count myself lucky if I can just touch my current project even if it means taking it home to set on my dresser to look at before I go to sleep. Wake up and haul it back to the studio. It all counts (including dreaming).

  2. (sigh) Thanks, Patrick. It's a ridiculous mental battle sometimes, isn't it? Want to work, can't. Have time, no focus or ideas or whatever. But I can't seem to do anything else, so might as well enjoy the madness.