Starting is hard. For professional artists and beginners, finding a starting point can be enough to discourage us from beginning at all. We don’t want to ruin a good idea, or waste time and resources on something that might disappoint us. Instead of focusing on a drawing’s outcome, think of drawing as an experience. Every drawing session is an experience in which you can pause, and record your observations.
Parallel Portraits is a collection of original prints, each one a dual self-portrait portraying one’s perception of their own online and offline personas. Although the real and virtual self-portraits are separate images, printing them together creates a unifying image.
As Creative Developer and certified Gallup Clifton Strengths coach at Block Paper Print, my passion is facilitating colleagues, peers, and families through the art-making process, ensuring that they comfortably express their personal narratives through art. The exchange portfolio, a process unique to printmaking, provides people the opportunity to both create and collect artwork in accordance with ideas of their choosing, and with people they know.
Automatic printmaking combines the surrealist game “automatic drawing” with a monoprint technique in which you draw on a sheet on paper that lies on top of a bank of ink. The pressure of your drawing utensil presses the paper to the ink,“printing” the image simultaneously while you draw.