Garden Monotypes

Mary Leikvold and I recently finished teaching a two week monotype workshop at the Minnesota Center For Book Arts. We had so much fun teaching it, that we are planning another. The students were wonderful! After a brief demonstration of the process they set about making stacks and stacks of prints.

all images courtesy of Mary Leikvold

Polymer Photogravure Workshop

 student's prints

student's prints

Last night was the final evening of a four week polymer photogravure workshop that I taught at The Minnesota Center For Book Arts. It was a wonderful experience and I was truly delighted to spend time with such talented and enthusiastic students. Above is a sample of some of the first prints they produced. I am very impressed with their results!

In Progress

 monotype

monotype

This week my monotypes have featured figures and stardust. I'm not sure where this is going but I am having a lot of fun.

Sorting and Storing

 stack of prints

stack of prints

I like tidy. That can be a difficult thing to achieve when projects spread themselves across your various domains. Last year I worked in two separate locations, MCBA and MCAD. In November I cleared out my lockers and flat files and brought it all home in a heap. I ignored it for the month of December until I couldn't stand looking at it anymore. I converted yet another closet to print and supply storage - those clothes needed to go anyway, right? The prints are now placed in drop front storage boxes in a lovely shade of gray. The boxes are neatly stacked and labeled. All is right in my world again.

Winter Book

 Winter Book 2015

Winter Book 2015

I am humbled to be included in such a beautiful book.
MCBA has published a Winter Book for the past twenty-five years. This year they invited members of the MCBA community to submit written work that describes what practice and community means to them. The book can be purchased here.

Chronicles

 journal

journal

                          Chronicles . Mpls Photo Center . November 13th - January 6th

MCBA/Jerome Foundation Mentorship Series V Exhibition

MCBA/Jerome Foundation Mentorship Exhibition November 6th - February 19th.
MCBA/Jerome Foundation Mentorship Exhibition November 6th - February 19th.

In October of 2014 I was awarded a Jerome Foundation grant to spend a year studying at the Minnesota Center For Book Arts. I was challenged in ways I expected as well as in ways I could not have anticipated. I surprised myself and gained skills that I thought were out of reach. I learned, I made new friends and produced an entirely new body of work.
I wish to humbly thank the Minnesota Center For Book Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the entire MCBA community, the mentors and mentees, as well as my friends and family for their support and enduring patience.

Letterpress

Last night I finished the letterpress printing for my project. It feels great to have that part completed.