Ink & Drink Screenprinting Demonstration!

I will be giving a screenprinting demonstration at Atelier Meridian (http://www.ateliermeridian.com/) on Friday June 11, 2010 from 6pm - 10pm. Here is a nice little bit that Jane Pagliarulolo wrote about it.

Palmarin Merges comfortably compounds imagery, text, and color to create pictures that read like well-written wallpaper. She is known for leading workshops on rambling try-anything-or-die-trying adventures through the material cabinets and bins. Come to grill her on embossement and embroidery and the low rumbling waves that shake the crust of the Pacific Rim centuries from their point of origin.

Ink & Drink - despite its moniker - is kid-friendly! Kids are invited to come and make art with wreckless abandon in our spacious, cement-floored studio.

I hope to see you there!!!

Extraordinary Ordinary Falcon

Happy New Year All! Julie and I have finally gotten a handle on our exquisite corpse collaborative project and here is a finished piece.

Even Falcons come home

Whether it will make it into the March 2010 Blackfish Gallery Backroom Show is still to be determined!  What has been most interesting about this project are the itierations that the project itself has gone through.  We started out with an excessively broad base and have winnowed it down to a few requirements. Which on hindsight seems backwards but it's hard to tell where you're going unless you Start.  Enjoy!

From My Heart to Yours (beginning)

 This is the piece beginning of This is the piece in its final state.

"From My Heart to Yours".  At the event I added some leaves that I inked up and printed onto a yellow background.

As you can see to the right, I cleaned up the gold leaf and added some acrylic paint.  I wanted to keep the colors bright and cheery.  It is a sobering thing to see pictures of babies weighing 4lbs who've had major surgery and only live for a few months afterwards. I am grateful to have participated in such a worthwhile event.

PULSE 2008 in the Printmaking Area

This is a picture of a few of the Printmaking Artists invited by Jane Pagliarulo.  Jane & Company did a lot of work getting everything together for the Printmaking Area. Thanks Jane! It was an exciting event and three of the 5 pieces I did that evening were auctioned off.  Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of them, having been too busy finishing them to take pictures! Artists working from 10am - 7pm

Artists working from 10am - 7pm

Pictured left to right: Me, Ted Sawyer, Eleanor Erskine, Sharri LaPierre and Jeff Schnabel.