Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SOL #6 and WOYWW



Day 6  of the Slice of Life March, the challenge at "Two Writing Teachers", which is run by Stacey and Ruth.

 Tuesday night I got to play with paint.
I am spending more time creating  - ATCs (small art trading cards), gelli plate prints, collage, painting. I am taking part in many challenges as well.
I am trying to create daily - even 10 minutes  of sketching counts.
Art is becoming a necessary part of my life. When I retire, I hope to do much more, possibly teach art to children, take more courses, even  open my own ETSY shop.

The following is an entry for a new meme that I found very interesting. It gives a glimpse into what creating on the gelli plate is like:



I have been following this meme for some time - several people I visit, share their worktables with this site.
Usually mine is either so piled with stuff or empty that I have not even tried to take part.

But tonight (Tuesday), I was so involved with printmaking with my gelli plate that I knew I had to take some photos.
I am addicted with that little plate - mine is 6x6.  But  I love the effects I can create  even with this size.
I had just purchased some new stencils and wanted to try them out.
 As well I had just created a new stamp with foam (check out the tutorial here - lots of fun!)



Here is my desk - rather a long table that works perfectly for printmaking. To the left are the prints and to the right , the supplies.





Notice to the far right, are the extra papers I have been creating from cleaning off my brayer. I love these as much as the gelli prints.

Here are some of the prints I made tonight.



Check out some great workspaces here.

8 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Welcome to WOYWW Beverley, great to see you! These gelli plates are being lauded, i really like what you've been doing. Isnt it nice when a play time session ends with stuff you can actually use.

Brenda Brown said...

You have had a great time with your gelli plate Beverley and have some fabulous prints to use in your art work. I love mine too and you have inspired me to have another playtime. TFS.
Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} x0x #90

Carol said...

Every time I read one of your posts, I want to do something creative. You make me hungry for art!

Linda at teacherdance said...

I have one room I could use for this, Beverley. You are certainly inspiring me. I love the peek into your space and always love seeing what you're doing. Thanks!

Lynn said...

A number of years ago I took an oil painting class...believe me I was shocked at how well I did and how much I enjoyed it! You are so right it can be an addiction... I can see you are very talented!

Heather Alger said...

Beautiful creative print work :)
Happy WOYWW Heather #59

Ria Gall said...

I am loving all your prints what wonderful backing papers and great for using with dies as well
Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
Ria #39

Katie said...

What interesting prints! SOunds like fun making them :)

Katie (114)