Monday, July 28, 2008


I have my 32 Moku Hanga woodblock prints done and will get them in the mail before the deadline--what a 
relief.  Ha ha--unintended pun!   For those non-printmakers, I'll explain.  A woodblock is a relief print, as in the ink is on the flat surface of the print when it is printed.  The negative/non-printing areas are carved away and below the surface.   What a relief!!  

Saturday, July 26, 2008

More Progress

I'm not sure why I couldn't get the text to upload in my last post but I'll try again today.  With days to go I am almost done!  I'm trying to be philosophical about the goof ups.  My prints will be 1/2" narrower than they should be but I'm hoping that's not as bad as being too big and it just couldn't be remedied in the time available.  I'm going to show the three colors I printed today.  I went over the sky with a gradation of the same blue color.  Then I did the green block and finally the gray of the road and cloud shadows.  I was too tired to attempt the black block as it requires some complicated adjusting of the registration.  Somehow the three color blocks are matched up but not to the original black block.  I decided to adjust the black instead of trying to change all the color blocks.  It was cowardly I confess.  I was afraid of having so many opportunities to make mistakes and the registration hell that would follow!  Now for take-out and a movie with my husband!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008