Monday, December 31, 2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Born in Kentucky, Ticey was homeless and suffering from gingivitis which robbed her of most of her teeth. Brought to Hamburg in 2007, she quickly adopted Jeff and Amy, who nursed her back to health. She retained one silly fang, which often caused her to make funny faces, to the delight of the staff at NCP.
She rose through the ranks at NCP, quickly becoming CBO (Chief Bellyrub Officer).
Her hobies we're sun puddles, warm quiet laps and ham.
She leaves behind a Ticey shaped hole in our hearts, roughly the size of everything.
Bless you little friend. We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when..
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018
On the small blocks, I could easily do a rainbow roll, vertically or horizontally. My largest brayer is only 6 inches, so if I'm doing one, I need to be creative about it. The biggest problem is that -- for the last couple of years -- I have, until right now, been using a large block with registration grooves cut into the edges. While this is good for registration -- REALLY good -- it is also very hard to get full coverage with the roller.
I finally built a jig that allows me to pop out the block to ink it, which means excellent coverage, and more rainbow rolls.
Rainbow rolls allow a printmaker to put multiple colors down, and also to use the gradation to show atmosphere, distance, shape. This should be a huge gain in my work.