Monday, December 18, 2006
So this triptych I've been working on since the dawn of time...
I realized that when I don't know how to do something, or am afraid of failing, I procrastinate horribly. I've been learning new skills for this triptych in an effort to grow and stretch and stimulate the grey matter, but in learning those new skills (aka screenprinting) I've been hitting some roadblocks. Kudos to anyone who is self-taught in anything, it is not an easy road. Anyways, I have finally overcome the technical difficulties I was having and am now at a good place - ready to finish these! and excited about the outcome.
Posted by Karen Klassen at 1:30 PM
Saturday, November 18, 2006
A lament for my favorite drawing tool:
My sweet, sweet Bic. I'm distraught over your passing.
Why have you run out of ink?
Why can't I find more of you? Doesn't Bic know that I love to draw with you more than any other? For me, there is no other. Only you.
(or any other Bic-orange-barrel-ballpoint-finepoint-pen-in-black)
After many pleasurable drawing sessions, I bid you adieu.
rest in peace, little fella.
Posted by Karen Klassen at 2:51 PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
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Friday, October 06, 2006
I took a 'silkscreening on textiles' workshop this past weekend and it was super fun. we learned about paper and mylar stencils, and photo emulsion (which was the funnest out of the three). I'm looking forward to incorporating this medium into my existing work. I have a triptych that's in progress right now, and the only thing that was holding it up was that I wasn't quite sure how to do the screenprinting part. but now i know. Time to finish that project. Pics of that to come.... The picture of the iron is the paper stencil, the flowery thing is the mylar stencil, and the birds and flowers are from the photo emulsion process. The birds and flowers are some of my drawings from the triptych I mentioned, I printed a small yardage of fabric with that pattern...good test. cheerio, k
Posted by Karen Klassen at 5:15 PM