Let things overlap and collide – Now is for making

notes for classroom

 

Notes I wrote to myself: Some thoughts to live by in the studio. They aren’t always easy but are very rewarding to keep in mind. The moving forward is the most important part.

Don’t have expectations. Edit yourself later; now is the time for making.

Let yourself PLAY!  Art is an experience. We find the unexpected, freshest ideas through experimentation and letting things collide and overlap.

Let yourself NOT KNOW. This is how we learn. It’s ok if you don’t know the answer or what the outcome will be. We do not have to prove anything.

experimental screenprinting
experimental screen printing workshop: Paper/found object stencil print paired with screen-blocker painting print

Last night and this morning I did a dry-run, (because, yes, I am a nerd like that) of  the Saturday workshop curriculum. It was very nice to get into the studio and just make a mess. This is gonna be fun! Can’t wait to see what the group creates tomorrow. Here are a few photos from my recent experiments: 

experimental screenprinting
experimental screen printing workshop: found object mono-print using ink as stencil in the style of a decontructed print
screen printing experiments
paper stencil with found objects / organic material
screen printing experiments
found paper: old wallpaper roll
screen printing experiments
Deconstructed print from spent paper stencil screen
screen printing experiments
sketching for 2nd color on top of paper stencil print
screen printing experiments
My favorite print out the series of experiments (right now, anyway) – printed on a paper placemat my sister Jemima gave me.
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