Sunday, June 15, 2008

Moku Hanga Monday Bunday

                                                                                                                                                                 

look. Tyler and Sydney did not attend (you really need thumbs to do this) but were very much present in my little 7 1/2 by 6 inch design. Having spent a good deal of time in the Print Studio at UCSC just years and years ago, after about two prints, even though it wasn't going so well because I'd gotten my poor block all blocked up, I fell into the old enchantments of printing. First to get that perfect print that somehow transcends your original drawing and be able to do it again and again, well at least a couple more times. And second the intoxication of multiplicity, I think something happens your brain when you see lots and lots of an image that you worked on but now it is in reverse (remember the print is "backwards" from the block). It is somehow sheer delight. At any rate I had a great time getting back into printing and now I shall have to get some printing supplies and try to get some more good prints. I gave April the best one, she certainly deserved it. She is going to give another workshop in August if interest is strong enough, inquire about it at Cabrillo Extension. Also check out this other contemporary Moku Hanga artist, David Bull

16 comments:

Rabbits' Guy said...

That post and the pictures are as good as it gets! Thanks fior the explanation!

mum of critters said...

that is sooo awesome! what a great weekend!! i love the results :-)

Glenna said...

So wonderful--they turned out beautifully! Love them--curse my not having any ability to draw at all.

divakitty said...

Oh I LOVE those! Let me know if you ever think of printing for others. ~DKM

Rima said...

Bravo! These are really lovely Diana :) Printing is great isn't it...
What do the subjects think of their portraits? :)

ilex said...

That print is gorgeous. Buns look great in woodblock!

FrecklesandDeb said...

Wonderful print! Sounds like you had a lot of fun learning it.

M.Kate said...

So cool and in bunny prints :) sounds fun for sure :)

PG said...

These are lovely! I know exactly what you mean about multiple images (and so did Andy Warhol!)

Karen Jo said...

I think your print is lovely, and I love the subject matter. I hope you have a great deal of fun with it.

furrybutts said...

Wow! Excellent prints! Wish there were such workshops here!

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful print and interesting to read about the process too.

Annie B said...

First moku hanga print?!! It's lovely. Hats off to you.
Annie

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Thanks for all the kind words!
Rima: the rabbits are pleased to be the subjects and puzzled as why their spots aren't exact.
DKM; yes I could/would print for others, Email can be found in "view complete profile".
PG: Absolutely Andy Warhol understood mulitplicity, thanks for hopping over to my blog!!!!!
ANNIE: Yup, first one! Thanks for popping over here!!

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Rabbits' Guy said...

So .. you will organize the troops to put bunny stickers in strange places, photo them, send the photos to me via e-mail pgypsy@wavecable.com and I'll make a site for them. Call them Stuck-up Rabbits? Or ...?