This is the last entry before my printshop-in-a-show experiment. I’m nervous and excited. I think as long as I don’t leave something critical at home, it should be a lot of fun.
I printed the third color on my little test subject. It’s a mixed blue trying to get close to indigo. When I pulled the first clean proof I could not help but smile. There is something entrancing about seeing this image appear for the first time.
Yes, I drew it and it’s nearly symmetrical, but you never really know what the final image will look like. That, at least for me, is one of the attractions of printmaking.
I have much still to do today; print the first color on the griffin, get more supplies, print new signage, pack things up. But I can’t wait until that moment on Sunday when I pull the first finished griffin.