I am two classes into my screenprinting workshop at Pratt, and hot dang, it feels good to be in the studio!  I am already hooked on the feel of pulling that ink-filled squeegee across my silkscreens.  And my eyes are open again – I’m looking for inspiration everywhere, picking up dead leaves, combing through old photos to see if anything deserves a second go-around, poring over art books I haven’t cracked open in years.  It’s exciting and fun to watch my fuzzy ideas translate into actual colors on paper, to see my myriad of interests and talents come together into something new.  I’m not a master painter, or a rockstar photographer, or an accomplished graphic designer, but printmaking doesn’t demand perfection – a creative spark and a little bit of elbow grease is all it takes to pull a beautiful print.

I collected a few decomposing leaves when we were playing at the park with Morgan and Elise last weekend, knowing there was a seed of something good in there.

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A photo I took of a foggy walk in the woods at the Oregon Coast a couple of years ago has new perspective.

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And finally, after a looooong artistic dry spell, I am back in the game.  Feels good to have ink under my fingernails again!


  1. la v says:

    wow! love the leaves!

  2. Michelle says:

    So neat! Love these!

  3. Nance says:

    Wow, Kel, these are great. I especially like the trees.