Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The ones I like best are the painted pieces, the first two and the last two. The other pieces combine collage with gelli prints, or collage of gelli printed shapes.
It had been maybe two years since I last gelli printed and I loved doing it again. Hope to get back into it after this class is over, but time will tell whether or not that actually happens.
What I did find out is that those smaller plates that I'd cut from a 12 x 14 inch gelli plate at couple years ago worked just fine. I'd been curious about them because the cut edges are a bit wonky -- that gelli material is really difficult to cut through -- but the edges weren't a problem at all on the prints I pulled.
This week's lesson looks fun and exciting. I'm looking forward to getting into it. I have to report that I'm enjoying this class more than I did the previous two, and I'm quite sure that's largely because I'm doing my own thing without feeling compelled to look at others' work or participate in the class blog. So I'm doing the work at a more relaxed pace. I have days each week where I'm offline and devoting myself to the class exercises, along with my usual reading, meditating, and just being alive.
Life is good.