I let my macbook have a drink of water last night… so now she is turned off, taken apart and air drying, thus making it impossible for me to post properly. This just isn’t my week. Fun and inspiration will follow soon, provided these problems dry up… literally.
One of the many benefits of being a printmaker is the opportunity to trade with other printmakers. Because our images are created in limited editions, we can easily swap prints with each other if we feel so inclined. I have the most amazing collection of artwork from my BFA peers because of trades, but most recently struck up an exchange with a fellow printmaker and twitter friend Elise Towle Snow aka Argyle Whale. I was perusing her etsy shop last month and fell hard for two of her quirky, clever and adorable gocco prints pictured above and below. I was lucky enough to have her take interest in one of my animal call silkscreen prints, and so we traded addresses and the rest is history. I love these new art additions in my home and was thrilled to hear Elise adores the print she received as well. If you are interested in doing some trades, let me know! And to collect some more artistic treats, whether you are a printmaker or not, you should check out this awesome call for submissions from one of my favorite non-profit print studios, Alberta Printmakers aka A/P. Every year they do this “postcard” exchange: send in ten 4 x 6 limited edition prints or ten 4 x 6 one of a kind works of art (just no digital reproductions), and have your work included in an awesome exhibition. When it’s over A/P will keep 2 for fundraising or archives while 8 random postcards from other participants will be mailed back to you. Happy trading!
I’m so sorry my dear reader, for I am just not well enough to write you an inspiring and creative post today. The above photo pretty much sums up my life right now… but when the Lord of the Rings trilogy is over and the kleenex boxes are empty I am praying my cold will be finished too. In the meantime stay well, keep warm and hopefully I will be back to my regular self very soon.