So I’m taking a design thinking class this semester, and every week we have a new creative practice to try, like meditation or getting enough sleep. This week we had to engage in something creative that we used to do, but haven’t done in awhile. I immediately thought of printmaking for myself. I fell in love with block printing in middle school and high school, and for my senior show in undergrad I made some intaglio prints. It’s a process that I love, but has definitely fallen by the wayside since I left undergrad.
So I made three prints, two of them just one color and the other has 4 layers of colors. I think my favorite is the Save the Bees print, just because it’s so graphic and bold. It really highlights everything I love about printmaking. It was really great to be making art again and being reminded that there is a reason I loved it so much. Plus to be able to go through the entire process of coming up with an idea, planning it out, executing, and having a definitive product at the end. It was also good to know that this is something that I am capable of doing without having access to a formal studio. Watch out, because there’s probably more to come!