Category: screenprinting

Year of the Dog Studies

Year of the Dog Studies//

Now signing and numbering Year of the Dog Studies prints, (Dogwood, The Call, Little Ones) this morning. They’re available printed in black ink on white or sage paper – also printing soon as hankiepankie art prints for the Art*o*Mat. These are sketches for the annual lunar new year card which will be in two color. (It’s not the first time the annual card went out in July – year of the Dragon was the same way! This time we’re celebrating the “Dog Days of Summer”!

These 3 prints will be part of the Artworks Gallery Summer Group show opening July 6th.


Upcoming Printing Workshops: November + February

160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Workshop – Left to Right, clockwise: paper cut print frog; poplar tree rainbow roll; printing a t-shirt; abstract tea towel print

Wanna print your own t-shirt or tea towel? Still a few slots in Nov. 5th screen printing workshop at SAWTOOTH SCHOOL FOR VISUAL ART.  I’ll also be teaching a workshop in early 2017.

Workshops:Saturday 11/05/2016 | 10 AM – 3:30 PM  Register now
AND Saturday 2/11/2017 | 10 AM – 3:30 PM  (Registration coming soon)

160930 Sawtooth Workshop
I love this graphic bird tea towel, designed and printed by a student in the September class. She was kind enough to gift me one, too!

Here are a few pictures from my September Workshop. What a fun group! Everyone was able to explore the process at their own pace with very creative results.

160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Prints on fabrics, drying.
160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Playing with registration and found papers

160930 Sawtooth Workshop

Printing a design on an apron

160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Creative use of rainbow roll
160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Poplar tree inspired print on paper

Taking the composition from large to small: NRB Cover Project Recap – Part 3

An overview of designing and printing book cloth for New River Breakdown,  Terry Kennedy‘s poetry collection from Unicorn Press . You can see the finished book covers from this project at Unicorn Press. Recap part one is here. Recap part two is here.

Taking a dip: Ready to Dye

With five layers of imagery printed and then washed (partially) away, it’s time for the most unpredictable part of this process—the dye bath.  A robin’s egg blue mixed with turquoise will take the edge off the brighter colors and solidify the concept of a riverbed patina.

fabric - after 1st wash - pre dye
A detail shot of the printed linen, washed and ready to dye.
after dye bath
The dyed linen, now a light blue.

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Building the Patina: NRB Cover Project Recap – Part 2

An overview of designing and printing book cloth for New River Breakdown,  Terry Kennedy‘s poetry collection from Unicorn Press . You can see the finished book covers from this project at Unicorn Press. Recap Part one is here.

The Creation Process: Step 1 – Grabbing the bull by the horns

Armed with a concept to create riverbed patina, it’s time to roll up my sleeves and start the actual making. First the canvas for this creation–the 13 yards of linen–needs to be tamed. Meaning: washed, cut into smaller pieces, and hemmed to reduce fray during the process.

cutting 13 yards into panels
Cutting the linen into 7 panels ( 5 72″ x 54″ and 2 65″ x 54″ panels).

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Amalgamated Trasmutations Exhibit at Electric Mustache Gallery

Amalgamated Transmutations: Flight, Growth and Breaking Open

This week I’m putting the final touches on new pieces for the show Amalgamated Transmutations: Flight, Growth and Breaking Open with my friends and fellow SEED artists Nicole Uzzell, and  Millicent GreasonThe opening reception is this Saturday, May 4th. Please stop by if you can, we’d love to see you. The show will be on view thru May 31st at The Electric Mustache Gallery. I’m doing some large-scale screen printing on found fabrics for this exhibit and talked a little about my inspiration in a post here. And here are a few photos of work in progress for the show; with more info on the exhibit after the jump.
flags of our mothers - in progress
flags of our mothers - in progress

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Going Big: “Together” in the Art Park

In Progress - together in this town

One project in the studio this month is a 4′ x 6′ piece commissioned by the AFAS Group as part of their Public Arts Initiative. The initiative works to bring art to public areas and  into people’s daily lives. AFAS’s project includes an permanent outdoor gallery that opened in the fall of 2012– the brainchild of my friend and fellow Winston artist, Kendall Doub, who invited me to participate in this upcoming exhibit. 

Since it’s the 100 year anniversary for Winston Salem, AFAS requested artists to work around a loose theme of “Celebrate W-S” and create work about or inspired by the city we live in. My working title is “Together in this City”, and I am incorporating a whimsical nod to the Winston skyline. Here are a few photos of the painting in progress.

Together in this city (working title) - in progress
Sketching out the main characters

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Four new dish towels, ready for market!

New tea towel designs
Hot off the screens! Clockwise: I always feel like somebody’s watching me  (in large and small versions, inspired by rizzo cat); Haunted Toaster (inspired by this, of course); “Sunny Side” (which makes me sing this all day); and The Kick in my Coffee Cup (because this song makes me happy).

I’ll be hawking these along with prints, cards, pillows and more THIS SUNDAY at the Hand To Hand Market, in downtown Greensboro, NC. It’s free and there will be a full bar, DJ, Break Dancing Santas, Ugly Sweater Photo Booth, and more. Break. Dancing. Santas. People!

I’ll also be at the Krankies Craft Fair the 14th and 15th in good ole W-S. And if you can’y make one of those fine craftaculars, email me or check out ETSY to hook yourself up. See you on the sunny side!