Saturday, April 28, 2012

Print Making by Hand Workshop

I made a decision
to put a plan in place
to counteract the 
of having my only child go away 
to college in the fall.
The first and only step 
I've come up with so far:
get your ass outta the house. 
In the spirit of doing just that
I joined two local Meetup groups.
The first is
and the second is
My first venture outta the house
was a Print Making workshop
We met at the Medford Arts Center, which is a spacious, comfortable place to spread out and make art!

Dolores is a patient, supportive,
talented, excited and most
important in my mind,
generous sharer of techniques and supplies.
She helped me think 
outside the box.
And shared a Master's work:
Attending the workshop was a great group of friendly talented artists! 
 Here is proof of talent:


 I know its not 
politically correct
to have a favorite 
but screw it 
it's my blog
and this print below
good job outta you, Andrea.
Here are pics of 
my prints:

I thought I should 
keep it simple
so the night before I googled
stencil images of the lotus
to use as a guide.
 I brought my favorite
colors to print, 
turquoise and red.
I hated paying $21 for a brayer. I'll just have to make sure I use it a lot. 
I eyeballed the pics I brought
and we used all kinds of tools
to imprint our designs in soft foam. 
My foam:
 Really cool alert:
check out the tp roll covered in 
adhesive foam designs. When rolled on paper it looks like this:
About this time, after lunch,
I was feeling my new and unwelcome
menopausal information overload
combined with the wearing off
of pain meds.
I had to leave a little early but not after Generously Thanking
Dolores and Kathy, the teacher and organizer of the group. 
Thank you again, to the 
talented women in the group:
Angela, Andrea, Deb, Kathy,Joy or Lois confused on that,
and one other artist with beautiful long curly hair
that for the life of me I can't remember her name.
Damn menopause. 
I apologize and please comment me your name.
Oh, Deb has a show coming up!! 
June 2012 Exhibition
Deborah Pey
and Andrea has art for sale on etsy. Please visit her shop.
Dolores,when not in her studio, also teaches at the
Please contact them for a listing of her classes. 
I give her an A++.
cuz it's my blog
and I can.


  1. wow- what a great group! and your prints are lovely- keep using the brayer! printmaking is scary to me, but i do love the look. and scary is OK. cant' wait to hear about the blues meet up :)

  2. Way to deal with your newly empty nest!

    Your lotus really speaks to me and your color choices too!
    The TP roll idea is brilliant...I always hate throwing those away (shhh I keep too much BUT now I'm glad)

    hope you are feeling well
    have a really nice weekend Susan!