Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday already?

Time seems to be passing me by a little too quickly. Especially since I had every intention of posting on this blog more often!!! Sheesh!

The day before yesterday, I attempted to print larger size monotypes at home using the method I described in my previous post. It was completely unsuccessful. I just can't seem to get enough pressure to achieve the results I want - which is the deep, saturated color I love. I will have to experiment some more to see how I can improve my technique.

I have been running in the morning with Mr. Pono, rather than walking. That is probably one reason why I am not posting so much. When I walk, I am going at a slow enough pace to notice the small things I like to photograph - dried flower stalks, shadows of plants, etc. Interesting how something as simple as a run can change things so much! The running is good for my stress levels, and of course my waistline! So I am not ready to give it up entirely. Maybe I can alternate running and walking more often, so I can supply you with the desert photos we have come to love.

Little bits of green are beginning to show themselves. It is a marvel to me, that green things pop up in JANUARY, since Colorado would not be showing any green for months still!!! Even though the past couple of days have been quite cold and windy, it is still warm enough that these little green plants are growing. There is nothing as comforting as seeing green plants, for it is a sure sign that spring approaches. Not to mention a sign that we have gotten enough moisture for plants to grow, which is always a concern here!

Here is a new monotype, printed at home. This one I printed on an off-white paper, it measures 8 x 10 inches, and I titled it "Desert Symphony".


Abby Creek Art said...

I DID it get to be Wednesday already!?

Really like this print, Karine...the texture is so nice and that red splotch at the top really pulls the whole thing together. Beautiful!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
i love this print! the colors and textures are wonderful!
m & e

High Desert Diva said...

This has to be one of my favorites yet.

I envy you your signs of green. It will be months before we see anything.
The snow we received the other day has almost melted though and the sun is back out...hooray!

Trux (and my waistline) would sure like it if I ran with him in the mornings. Walking is about all I can manage. Pono is lucky!

(Oh...great...the word verification came up porkwale)

zingtrial said...

Cool print :).
You do have a nice blog will come for if you don't mind.
Wishing you well

bindu said...

I do like the combination and texture of the colors in your monotype (now I know what exactly that means! :)).

coloredsock said...

there are some really great textures and interesting things happening in that print! so fun.

pRiyA said...

Hey Karine, you've been tagged. Check out my blog for details. No obligations dear, but it would be fun to see what you come up with.

I came to leave this comment for a tag, and I was blown by that monoprint. It's a beauty!
(I'm trying to avoid this habit of leaving exclamation points after each sentence, but this one deserves it.)

Robyn said...

Karine, this monoprint is stunning.I've looked at it enlarged in all it's glory and must say it is my favourite.