Sydney 05/01/2011 wishes everyone a happy happy May Day,
may all the workers of the world unite as they jump the Beltane fire.
Colored pencil rubbing of the woodblocks (these are NOT the colors I'm going to use in the print) of print for Tsunami Relief Project, see blocks below.
The paper size for this project was a given 15 by 10 inches, which is bit bigger than I am truly comfortable with, but I think I can get used to it, I'll practice with some lower grade paper. Practice is a magical thing, even if you think you aren't making any progress suddenly one day you are doing it, or at least have improved. The driveway at my house requires backing straight out carefully for about six car lengths. When I first moved in I had a terrible time keeping straight and had to re-calibrate, as it were, once or twice with every backing. Now I don't think twice about it. This project requires an edition of at least 31, which is feeling like a lot. On the other hand, in comparison to getting the raging reactors under control, it seems like a small thing indeed. Although the Fukushima Nuclear Plant has dropped out of mainstream news it is still a huge problem and continues to emit radiation and radioactive isotopes into the environment. As of 4/28 the situation according to the International Atomic Energy Agency was still serious. It is hard to tell extent of the contamination, there are many opinions so it is difficult to decide whom to trust. Bad news is not always true and visa versa, but I am sure that the cry of mayday, mayday, is not out of place.