debbie little wilson
Getting down to Business
To me, putting on my apron means getting down to business….
It means, “prepare yourself” for getting messy… well, I am pretty messy most of the time but in an apron, I can get dangerously messy….
I have plans on making 2012 a busy and messy year so I will be in my apron quite a lot.
I am a Printmaker…..
Mainly, I work with Solar Plate etchings and Monotypes. I make my own etching plates and print them either by themselves or in combination with monoprints or monotypes.
I also collect vintage papers, photographs and ephemera (old valentines, trade cards, postcards, game cards, sheet music, books and etc.).
Today, I have been composing some of my monoprint collages. They are going to be 8 x 8 inches.
I choose a pile of the ephemera that I want to use and combine them with my Solar Plates to prepare for printing….. They become what I call my “Set Ups” or “Starts”…
Here are some photos of my stuff and how I begin my process…
Once I have a good stack of these “Starts”, I will begin to print…. But that won’t happen for a few more days…… Gotta get back to work…