A pen and watercolor illustration for NEVER TOO QUIET: A Story for Sukkot by Barbara Diamond Goldin. Done for Cricket Magazine in the late 1990's.
Until a few months ago, I had a daily practice. A timed one. Thirty five minutes of free range painting. No expectations. I'm not sure why I stopped them. Other work took over, I guess. Lately, I have started to slide back into my old routine. This one is from last Monday.
A holiday card from the 1990's. Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
It's card making time again in my studio. Stay tuned. A new venture is about to begin.
Back in the days when papermaking was new at the University of Iowa and elsewhere, most printmakers were eager to give it a try. Everything about making your own paper held promise and allure. Even though the facities were located in the basement of the art department.
Was it really possible to make a sheet that served as more than a receptacle for your etching? What would happen if you played with colored paper pulp to create a sheet that was a part of the next step -- painting or drawing?
Amazed by the palette I could make, I created several sheets. So rich in dyes they colored the felts used in the papermaking process. This image, its lovely deckled edge cut off by my scanner, is one of a series I did on my first and only attempts at papermaking.
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