Fun with Block Printing

I was asked by friend and artist, Jenn Feeney, to participate in the 2015 "Love in Print" show at Bite Studio. It was great motivation to experiment in my studio with block printing. Plus, Bite Studio was donating 50% of proceeds to p:ear, an organization that mentors homeless youth through education and the arts. Thanks, Jenn, for the invitation!

 The first step: block prints from foam core hanging to dry in my studio...

The first step: block prints from foam core hanging to dry in my studio...

In addition to foam core, dried acrylic paint (see sunburst pattern above) and soft linoleum blocks I also experimented with printing from thread...

 ...the thread made a pretty pattern on my glass inking plate!

...the thread made a pretty pattern on my glass inking plate!

I created an edition of two prints each called "...let it go". I decided to identify them as "twin prints" as they were essentially the same with the exception being the kite string. Here I am with my finished pieces early in the morning after just finishing up the matting and framing in my studio:

 The finished matted and framed block prints!

The finished matted and framed block prints!

The "Love in Print" show was a big success and Bite Studio raised $500 for p:ear. See more about the finished prints.