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August 16, 2012


It's lovely, Beth! Congratulations on mastering registration, a challenge even for non-beginners (not that you are one, of course). Wonderful story of you and J. That is true also in the printmaking studio I belong to where so many different techniques are being used and we love to watch each other work. This almost makes me want to go back to the hand printed method, and I might if I had to print at home. I sometimes like to combine techniques, both inkjet and a hand done techniques.

This is so aesthetically satisfying and so coolly sensual. The subtle green makes me think of pale vegetable juice dripping over dark rocks.

The images are soothing and yet bold. I love making prints. Did you print them with a spoon?

Beth, the moment I get through my current real estate morass, I am totally going to buy something of yours! I'd almost like to ask you to set aside one of these for me… but since I have no idea how long it's going to take me to get organized, I hope others snatch them up!

I know there will be more good stuff in the future too (perhaps you'd even consider a swap?).

Lovely work.

Marja-Leena, thanks. Believe me, I feel like a beginning printmaker, though not a beginning artist. I've been looking into cooperative studios here because a lot of techniques require a press...and I've always wanted to learn etching and drypoint. We'll see...I hope you'll make some hand-pulled prints!

Jean, I love that image, and I think it will stick with me whenever I look at this print!

Hi Anne, thank you...yes, it's such a satisfying process -- and I always print with an old wooden spoon. Do you?

Nina, you're too generous. The prints aren't exactly flying out the door, so I'm sure there will be one left, but hang on for a while -- you'll know when yours comes along.

Nice, very nice. These are strong.

Bravo Beth! Dare I say I almost like the close-ups better than the full image - it becomes all energy and vegetable growth. Also reminds me a bit of Vorticism, which was all about energy.

You certainly needed lots of energy to print 8 copies of this large block by spoon alone - whew! I'm sure you will enjoy using a press, and will be tempted to get your own eventually. It's such tremendous fun.

Yes, Natalie is right! That should be your next toy, Beth...

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