Melinama does Illustration Friday: "Repair," aka 'Art for the New Depression.'
While Mark worked on his projects, I sat and tried to repair the 28 impressions I had pulled from my four block prints. I couldn't get even one perfect print. Some were over-inked and the ink oozed into the little valleys; sometimes I pressed too hard with the press and ink squeezed all over the place.
It was extremely disheartening. On the other hand, I'm a rank beginner. Surely things have got to look up.
I like the idea, though, of these postcard-sized (4x6) pictures with proverbs suited to the new era. They have always been my favorite sayings. I think maybe I'm psychically more suited to a Depression than to flush times.
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