Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Happy international pencil day. A selection of pencils from around the studio. Check out the ever changing labels on the Prismacolors!!!
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Sometimes it is necessary to wear a unicorn headband when you work with middle schoolers. It was hilarious and 10/10 will do again.
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Sunday, March 27, 2022
Tepache is one of the easiest and tastiest quick ferments I've ever done. You need a gallon jar, the peel and core from a pineapple, 1/4c brown sugar, 1/4c of white sugar and enough filtered water to cover everything and then a fabric cloth and an elastic to cover it. I. Warm weather it's good to drink in 2 or 3 days but this will take a week or so to ferment and be tasty. Plus you get to eat a pineapple. You can add some spices, I sometimes add a chili, but like it plain the best. #fermentstuff #fermentation #tasty
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Thursday, March 24, 2022
I wanted to make some stickers with the kids in my groups, and I knew I wanted them to print with letterpress and other materials, plus add color with @posca_usa pens. Paper sticker paper works well with the press but isn't great for a sticker life. You need vinyl for that. I picked up these cheap vinyl sticker sheets on the 'zon. I was shocked this AM when I got to work and they were dry already.i noticed that the coating seemed to sick the ink in when.we printed but the results are fantastic. The ink used was oil and rubber based, both reacted really well to the paper. The posca pens slide over the surface and leave a nice coating and dry as usual. Sharpies do well too. Anyway. I'll be writing up a post on my blog about coming up with ridiculous sticker designs and I'll have a link there. But I'm stoked to have the paper on hand for our next series of projects. #art #arttherapy #letterpress #printplay #printmaking #saygayanyway #stickers
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Thursday, March 17, 2022
So... This is nice. I should really unsub from AATA's newsletter. In 2017 AATA promoted Karen Pence as an ambassador for art therapy despite the fact the Pence isn't and art therapist but an art educator. I see the comparison, as some one with a degree in art education and an MA in Art Therapy. But... Also Pence is not someone who should be asked to promote anything therapeutic, she and her husband are proponents of conversion therapy and frankly, that should have eliminated her as a spokesperson for AATA. I and other members of AATA wrote to AATA about our concerns to crickets. I pulled my membership from AATA and affiliated orgs. If a professional development organization can't see the harm is using a pro conversion therapy person as their spokesperson, well, I really don't want to be associated with them, and I certainly won't give them my money. So, it's nice that AATA is putting this out there, I'm not really up for trusting how much they mean it. Their history ain't so great when it comes to queer issues. I'm not holding my breath that they'll be great or even good about it anytime soon. History matters.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Worked on sketches tonight. This is mine. This will be a recycled material jigsaw prints. mine is loosely based on a dirt road on the fam farm. I've switched some bits around to make my image stronger. the colors need a bit of work but it was a good example to show the kids how to brainstorm an idea and colors for printing. #printplay #print #sketching #teaching I watched Eric Scott's 2nd vid on authentic choice for youth when teaching art. I think the project with a theme allows for that. Each kid.came up with their own ideas and images are diverse and amazing. I can't wait for the printing process. Show is going to kill it.
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Saturday, March 12, 2022
We did black on gray and white but I wanted to see how the @speedball_art white fabric ink did on black with letterpress. Killer. this is dried and then heat set (though it isn't necessary to do so) before gluing it to my backpack. The heavy cloth was a scrap I picked up from a local costume shop. It makes a great patch. I cannot wait to get this onto posters and get them put up all over the building. #saygayanyway #letterpress #printplay #printmaking #radprintshop Oh for those of you interested in tee-sh1rts... That's probably gonna happen. Follow @rawartworkslynn and I'll keep you updated here too.
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Wednesday, March 09, 2022
My students made this bad boy. I can't wait for mine to dry. Letterpress print on a T-shirt. We also printed patches. Next week we roll out gold and rainbow rollllllls of this on posters. Killer. I'm going to make a patch for my bag. #letterpress #tshirt #art #arttherapy
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Friday, March 04, 2022
Here's a thing you really never want to wake up to but if you do, be glad for. This morning I had a fraud alert on my phone, in email, and in app. Someone stole my debit card info and used it for several charges. This was the largest, and the one that triggered the fraud alert. The first charge was $999 and almost cleaned out the account. (We have one we use for bills and then our own personal accounts for gas and smaller things like lunches.) The only reason this account had the $999 in it was because we were about to pay the mortgage. So, yeah. The bank was awesome, and labeled everything as fraudulent. So we're getting the money back, but this weekend is a pain in the ass. Also, God I hate scammers. I have no idea where my info could have been snagged. I've got 2 factor authentication on everything and tend to go to the same places all the time. God scammers suck.
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As if this day could not get weirder. The dog has hidden potatoes somewhere in the kitchen and I cannot find them. He won't get more of them because I take them away from him. Sooo, somewhere in our kitchen is a stash of potatoes growing eyes. I think he hid them months ago and has rediscovered them. So you might wonder how does a dog hide potatoes? Well you get a bag of mixed spuds from your dad and you leave them on the chair for a few days. When you go to put them in storage, you realize the bag look a bit beaten up but also feels much much lighter. But you don't think much of it and put it away. Months later, you find a potato in your dog's bed. Then you find one in the couch. Then another in his bed. The another in the bed. Then you see him slobbering on one, and your wife tells you he was crunching on one earlier that day. You realize you have taken away more than a pound of spuds from the dog and you wonder how many more are hidden. This dog also.will hide his toys places and then rediscover them months later. Ugh.
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Wednesday, March 02, 2022
Under inked jigsaw print. Of course using recycled materials. I've got some ink that will work better for this on the way, but I really want to be able to ink these things with the akua inks I have. The liquid is too slippery the tubs are too thick. I think the tubs were modified which is why they are so thick and persnickety.anyway. the ink I have coming is relief ink and one I know already and love. Frustrating. #printplay #printmaking #maker #
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Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Scaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmm. Serious, get out of here with this nonsense. Hey @scammerpayback wanna tackle this POS? Gotta love student loan scams.
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Processing a bit more. Some gel prints made with oil pastel resist and then more collage bits from the resist sheets themselves. Something about using resists in this process seems appropriate. The coat hangers were resists from the plate after I'd made several copies already so the print was super grungy a perfect look for this.the sealed lips were the first registered gel print I've done with my large plate. Killer. Thought made some uterus prints these were traced on deli paper then coated with a thin layer of paint. Montana paint markers were KILLER for this. molotow too. They also float on the surface so well. I need to sit on this one a bit then trim, sign and seal it. #collage #printnerd #print #art #artistsoninstagram
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Here's a shot of my index for @jeanettehouse when I have a break in what I'm writing about I add a comma then the next page for that topic. Take RSVP discussion questions those are on page 39, 40, 43, and 44 so far. My vision statement ponderings are on page 34-35, 45. I have also set this up very different from the typical #bujo #bulletjournal it is basic because my side hustle needs are different than my work needs. In this case I don't use a daily log, simply a future log with a monthly log with space for a general to do list. I use a future log, monthly log, and daily log at my dayjob. #basicbulletjournalvia Instagram http://bit.ly/2AmfGGI
It’s time I posted some pics here about my planner. You could term this a moleskine hack, or a love affair. I’m not sure which it is. All I ...