I admit, living in upstate NY has the ability to keep us in the snow and cold for way longer than we want. Still there is a sudden lightness that comes to my steps this time of year. Yes, April can be brutal, and this year is no exception. We had snow on Easter and torrential rain for a few hours today. Flowers are blooming and buds are appearing on the trees. I took a walk last evening to capture some of these things on camera, and found evidence that spring has indeed arrived.
My work reflects that too, with strong bright colors and spring like designs. Check out the new Snapshot image of a bright flower garden, and Spring Eclipse, made over the weekend of the red moon/lunar eclipse.
If you have been following my last few years' journey, you'll know that I have been taking classes at SUNY Oswego (yes... even colder and snowier than here at home). I will graduate in December with a BFA - Studio, with a concentration in printmaking. My coursework this semester has been learning all sorts of new techniques in printmaking. I think I'm going to like photo-polymer printing. Look it up and see all the wonderful things you can do with this process. I have been etching and printing trees for a large folded screen, that will include silk organza overlays in leave prints. I have this desire to enhance my work instead of replacing it. So I am learning about printing on silks and linen as well as paper. Check back for photos of these finished pieces.
Can you tell I'm having fun??