debbie little wilson
And then I inked the plates and prepared the chine cole’ papers. And printed them… These are just a few of this next step... Next, I am going to hand color certain areas with my prismacolor pencils …. I have seven more plates of women in hats to make…. yikes and to PRINT !!!!!
I will give you a closer look once they are finished..
Well, it occurred to me that I have not blogged for a while so I came down here to the studio and thought I would see when the last time I posted something…. OCTOBER….. well.. HELLO… where have I been??? Well, not in my printing apron that is for sure. I feel like I have been lazy or uninspired. or off kilter….
We stayed with our dear friend Susan Lane for several days and then stayed in Manhattan at the New Yorker Hotel where Tesla lived and died. This is the door to his room…. We stayed on the same 33rd floor!!!!
We went up to Rochester, New York to visit with relatives and on our way there we went through Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the Suffrage Movement and saw the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel where in 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton first spoke at the Women’s Right Convention calling for all women to take responsibility of the cause and read the Declaration of Sentiments. And we toured the Women’s Museum there. It was my first pass through that place and I have to go back….
Then on to State College, PA, where we visited with Ken’s sister, Joanne, her husband, Paul and our two cutie nephews, Matt and Jon.
On our way home we spent Thanksgiving with our hilarious friend Brian in Branson, Missouri…
And in Arkansas, we got into the Christmas spirit by feasting our eyes on these feathered Christmas trees…
and of course, in December, there was Christmas….
okay, Christmas wasn’t all month but for some reason, my brain shut down like it was on a month long holiday… Most of my artist friends were doing loads of art shows, trying to sell what they could to the last minute Christmas buyers.
What did I do? I sat at home, reading their frenzied Facebook entries and pondering the lint in my navel. Well, that is not entirely true either… I can hardly see my navel, which caused me to join the Y and start working out at their gym. You can look at me and know that I am not the athletic type but I am giving it a go. I would like to live longer and be able to do more physical things with my family, like going on a kayaking trip with our grandsons… So I am doing cardio and weight resistance training…
But about my WORK..
My brain has collected images, as well as I collected some great images on postcards at those two shows. So my plan today is to get back to work and burn a couple of solar etching plates for an idea I have about a series on America the Beautiful …
more on that, if it works out.