Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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".