Many of you know, I recently moved from Los Angeles to Oceanside, California. I didn't know anyone here, and with my husband working long hours, I went a little stir crazy. I never saw anyone but him and didn't meet anyone- working for myself and all. This led me to find a creative outlet, one that wasn't "work." What I found was the local community college and a printmaking class. My class has now ended and now I can share the fruits of my labor. These original one-of-a-kind prints are now available in our online shop. There's a mix of linoleum blocks, plexi glass, and zinc plates. Clearly, this one is my favorite but love went into each of my designs. Hope you like them! Send More Mail.This was a linoleum block cut. It took me 10+ hours to carve it. Slow and steady.
Dinosaur Print.These dinosaurs in Cabazon were a regular stop for me on road trips to Palm Springs. On the day the class was introduced to zinc plates, I was in Paris. I showed up late to the game, so I picked one of my photos to work from.
I had never worked with a zinc plate before. They are very shiny, with sharp edges that must be beveled and filed. With a metal needle (a thick one) you scratch your image into the plate then acid eats away at the lines, making them deeper. A very cool process, and one that I hope to explore more.