Friday, April 3, 2009

Artist's proof

Here is the first print that went through my press...a small copper plate etching called "Inner Child."  I spent the whole rainy afternoon in my newly carved studio space, harmonizing loudly with Emmylou Harris ("Wrecking Ball" is one of my all-time favorite albums) while sorting out my system of water baths, inks and blotting paper.  Made many prints.  I think the press is dreamy.  My cats however are very skeptical of the big scary machine and tiptoed nervously around the room.

"Frail my heart apart and play me a little Shady Grove..." she sang.