Monday, March 10, 2014

Two years goes by fast.

 "Lead Heavy"
Steel intaglio
19" x 7"


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Newly Etched

I've been working with a saline (copper) sulfate etching solution on steel plates recently - I was surprised by how well it works considering I was introduced to it as a zinc etch. You can etch steel and zinc in the same bath (at the same time!) with no adverse results to either metal. It's also more environmentally sound than traditional acids, with less fumes, and very reusable. 

Two new plates I etched with the saline solution:

"Birdcage Study"
Steel plate etching
6" x 4"

Steel plate etching
6" x 4"

These two etchings were included in the annual Artworks fundraiser, Secret Artworks!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

MAPC Conference 2012

Last weekend my good friend Rachel Heberling and I attended the Mid America Print Council 2012 Conference in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  There are quite a few really good write-ups on Printeresting but of course who would I be if I didn't opine?

Thursday, November 1

Of course as a working woman I was unable to leave Cincinnati until noon on Thursday. After a long drive which took us over into the next time zone and thoroughly confused us, Rachel and I passed over the Mississippi river just as the sun was setting. Every sunset in Missouri was like this and it was the most beautiful part of the trip. We could see it from our hotel room every night over the leaf-filled, half-drained pool and the many fast food billboards that surrounded us.

Introduction Two

My second Intro to Screen Printing class at Tiger Lily Press just ended (at the end of October)! It was a smaller class this time with three students, but that provided a very intimate and focused dynamic to the class. Here are some photographs from the last class: printing!

Trying out a multi-color pull.

A nice vignette of my three students - printing, looking, contemplating.

Everyone came away with quite a few prints, and experimented with color and paper type.

It happens to the best of us!

Everyone with their favorite prints!

All in all it was very successful. That is my last class for the year but I will be starting up again in March with an Intermediate Screen Printing class. It will be an open studio-style class with intermittent demos on different techniques. 

Have suggestions for techniques I should show? Leave me a comment!

Saturday, September 8, 2012


This weekend I spent a good 4 hours printing my page 100 times for the biannual Tiger Lily Calendar! 
(With help from my clean-hands person, of course.)

Every other year, Tiger Lily Press members turn out a calendar of original hand-printed woodcut prints.

Check back on the Tiger Lily Press blog for updates on the 2013 calendar!

Friday, September 7, 2012

A short list of the long last few months

1. Joined Tiger Lily Press, a Cincinnati-based professional print studio
(photo by Rachel Heberling)
2. Taught a class at Tiger Lily Press - Intro to Silkscreening.
(photo by Rachel Heberling)
3. Got a cat...

4. ...Who grew up.

5. Worked at Buck's Rock Camp again as the head of Printmaking and Silk Screening
(photo by Aaron Jacobsen)
6. Didn't change too much at heart.
(photo by Ross Dener)

Now I'm back in Cincinnati and back to work - more updates to come!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

35mm film

Construction at the Cincinnati Art Museum, photographs taken in probably December/January.