Love linocut! What better way to say Merry Christmas than to share art with a handmade Christmas card. I have been a little slack on sending out cards in the past few years, but this year, I've changed it up. Seems I've been bitten by the printing bug in a number of ways and its been taking up lots of creative space in my brain.
This past weekend, I spent Saturday and Sunday making and printing more encaustic collograph prints. This time in the studio of Elise Wagner. Printing is such a brain teaser for me - I love the mental gymnastics workout that it gives me. Thinking in reverse, positive and negative space and of course throwing in the fundamentals of composition just to keep things exciting.
I love the graphic nature of the linocut. The designs can be complex or simple - but the contrast is what is the tell all if it works or not. Good things happening here and I'm super proud - I only cut my fingers twice :)
Now I just have to get these addressed and out in the mail. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! And, Happy Friday everyone!