Well, I am "high" on collagraphs. I feel really revitalized somehow with doing these. Maybe in part because you can get started with such basic, have around the house, tools. I made two more plates last night. Both printings came out differently and I'm not sure why. Am open to suggestions about that.
In this case the plate itself is pretty cool.
On this plate I glued a lot of different types of papers and materials, a piece of string, some plastic lace etc. just to see what sort of pattern they would make. So far my collagraphs are pretty simple and basic. But this is a link to some super sophisticated and gorgeous collagraphs by Stefan Barton.
I feel full of energy and life. I don't know what happened. I had been feeling so DEARTH like and dreary and hopeless and now ZING! I hope to take a six week on-line class with creativity coach Leslie Avon Miller. I signed up for a local 3 week class on writing memoirs, mostly just to meet new people who are interested in writing. That will be good if the weather cooperates. And I feel a new enthusiasm about getting myself launched out of here. Can all this really relate to the year transition???