I’ve wrapped up my recent botanical printing spree and cleaning up my studio preparing to start work on developing a new piece of art for the “Explorations” Exhibit. I’ve been experimenting and learning a lot during the last 2 months, using amongst others, the “new kid on the block” of mordants – Titanium Oxalate, with some exciting results. For all of the last printing run, I’ve only had last year’s dried leaves at my disposal that I saved just for the possibility that I’d be accepted into this event. But it’s finally Spring here in New England and some real, fresh leaves appeared for the last prints! What joy! Oh, I stop so reluctantly!
On the left is all fresh leaves. In the center pic is a mix and to the right, I found a remarkable surprise in a container which held some leaves soaking in some Titanium Oxalate for about a week – a dried wheat stalk purchased years ago probably at a Michael’s store that actually sprouted!
But I really have to put my printing on hold for awhile to start sewing and I have to clean my house!
And there’s so much on hold that I need to attend to at The Gallery in Malden. Great news: we’ve received another generous extension from the owners of the building that houses our shop, DSF Advisors, LLC – they’ve allowed us to stay free of charge until December…again! How generous they have been to us!