Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
I should talk about this tree...tell her story. We moved here in 2006 and it was almost dead. The builder had put it in the ground and I had to cut the top off of it because it was a goner. So look at her NOW!
We spent tons of money at Instant shade for the tree on the right a few years later. The house was hot and we bought this huge tree for hundreds of dollars hoping to save on air conditioning. The original tree decided it would make a comeback and with the same watering and fertilizer caught up with the other tree and seems to be the exact same variety. October Glory Maple. So pretty out there. I would recommend Instant Shade to anybody and so glad to see them both in full glory.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
John helped me frame and hang the live oak print today. I was nervous but it worked out fine. The first picture is the back of the barn wood frame. Isn't that cool with the can lids? Junk art.
Here are a few shots of the process. I made so many hot glue stencils and printed so many trees that I'm not even sure if I framed the correct one. If I liked the tree I wouldn't like the background or visa versa. I am very critical of my stuff.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
FINALLY! I have been working on this Live Oak print for months. I've filmed the "great reveals" on quite a few really bad prints! Quit that shit a while ago because it got embarrassing.
I never gave up. I ran out of ink in a couple of colors. I made new with sharpies and 91% alcohol. That worked great! I pulled prints on water color paper and card stock, then went to Michael's for a pad of printing paper. I printed the entire PAD!
This is the LAST piece of that pad and either I'm just drunk on the fumes or I LIKE IT! I won't share the fails at this point, just take my word for it. This has been a challenge and I feel pretty good right now!