Look what I found in one of the boxes of orphaned fragments I've been playing with. It's a house and it looks to me like it's in the middle of some flooding waters! I stitched it to larger sheet of handmade paper and listed it in my shop here today. This print, done some time ago, was a collaboration between Johntimothy and me, made in preparation for a visiting artist week somewhere. Since I'm not a printmaker, he handed me an etching plate and said "draw" and then worked with me to make this drawing into an aquatint. We didn't end up using the plate, but several prints were made and he played with adding a screenprint pattern on top of this one. Given the summer we're going through, I was dumbstruck when I came across it!
I've added more fragment pieces this week to the shop....here are a couple of the new ones, but there are more added since I last wrote and a couple still yet to come, so keep your eye on the shop!
Am also experimenting with making tiny abstracted still life paintings on round 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" wooden discs. I have a bunch of them going, but I think it's still too early to share them with you....looking pretty rough around the edges, shall we say. I'm not sure what will become of them....hang on the wall in various arrangements....sort of like a still life of still lifes?! Or perhaps magnets, or pendants (the 2 1/2" ones would be too big for that!)....I just don't know. I'm trying to make something useful and practical, but maybe that's not where they're headed....time will tell!
More money went into rock for the river banks after the big storm last Sunday night. Apparently there were half of the lots that lost enough rock that it was worth it to get the barge crew back up here to do the work. So, we're feeling more secure in terms of bank stability....river bank stability, that is, but less secure in terms of the financial bank stabililty! If you're interested, I'm doing the free shipping again on anything in my shop through the rest of July. Be sure to use the coupon code MISSOURIFLOOD when you check out.
Want to thank all of you again for your warm wishes and unflagging support and good cheer! Have a lovely weekend.