I took the week off posting to social media, partly to reduce noise but to also just let myself recuperate. I have kept myself busy with things though!
I managed to get some really interesting prints of “Vessel”. I've finally accepted that I don't have to have a set amount of editions so I've been a lot more happy trying different things on the fly. It has a very different look depending on the inkjob and what paper colour is used. I have some that are just two layers, some that have three, and others that have four. I'm very happy with myself, especially with my registration.
I'll be printing more iterations now that I have a better idea of what I'd like “Vessel” to look officially. Unfortunately I've run out of transparent base, which has proved to be a very effective modifier to my inks. Due to quarantine times it seems a lot of art stores are in short supply, and I won't be able to get some before my next deadline at the end of the month. I'll have to call around tomorrow to get an estimated stockup date. I'm sure I can find my ways around it though!
In other news, since it's been a while since a new print-on-demand design was dropped, I've been working on a new illustration. It's based on the negative that was used to produce my glass pieces “Flourish”, “Churn”, and “Thrive”. The two motifs were always meant to be displayed together, but the project I had used the them for involved a lot more experimentation than finalization (what's new?). I still have the originals and their rubber duplicates, as well as some backup photo-resists. Maybe I can make another glass original with both images on it... then I don't have to worry about how they fit together on different planes.
But back to the image, I will have three iterations of its design available in the shops, and maybe even some with just one or the other. Stay tuned for that, I hope to release it as soon as possible!
If you're reading this and happen to be someone who's bought from my shops, thank you!! I really appreciate your support, and I would love to see you donning it or tell me what you think.
In other news, “Gethsemane” is on display in “Exhibition Eh!”, a virtual glass exhibition through the Glass Art Association of Canada. You'll see my entry under my official name, which is a mouthful... I'm hoping to have that resolved soon. In addition to that, “Plague Gaffer” is also technically on display as the exhibition's official representative, which humbles me. I hope to make a companion glass maker of his likes very soon, after this design and after I finish “Uke Fresco” when I stop. Putting. It. OFF!
Anyway, just click the image below and it'll open up the virtual exhibition in a separate tab!
I have also been asked to be apart of the GAAC Social Media team! I'm very excited and look forward to seeing how that goes.
I thiiiiiiink that's it for now. Stay tuned for some content and updates this week, I feel a lot better after my break. I suggest anyone to do so, even if social media seems especially pressing.
Connecting with you soon,