Moving Forward

I’m still updating data storage for my business, but a huge chunk of the process is now behind me.

It has been taking way longer than I expected.

My son is here for another couple weeks which is also keeping me very busy.

We went to see Mission Impossible over the weekend and I really enjoyed it.

I also spent a couple hours Saturday morning making some monoprints with my Gelli Plate.

(I’ve been trying to get the time to make monoprints for about two weeks!)

I really had fun making the prints.

Here’s a slightly blurry iPhone photo of the simplest monoprint I made.

This particular print was made on deli paper.

GP1 © 2015 Suzanne Haggerty W

Monoprint made with a Gelli Plate and printed on deli paper.

Deli paper sounds like a weird thing to make prints on, but it’s actually fantastic.

The above print will be used in my art journal.  The crinkly texture of the painted paper is amazing.

I love it!

I made a few prints to cut up also.

I printed this next one on a large piece of cardstock.

GP2 © 2015 Suzanne Haggerty W

Monoprint on cardstock.

It will be cut up into pieces for various uses including collage.

Making the monoprints was much more arm-intense than I had anticipated.

I had to limit the time I worked on them, and I’ve been in a lot of pain from the (very short) experience.

It was a pain-pill-popping weekend as a result.

I’m already trying to figure out ways to make my next attempt easier on my bum arm.

Like most activities in life, I will need to devise ways to modify the arm-involved steps so I’m better able to do them.

(Unfortunately, Fred can’t help me out with monoprinting …

Although, he did manage to get some pink paint on his tail while *trying* to help me.)

Sometimes it strikes me as so strange –

How my life is nine years post-accident.

When I want to do something my arm prevents me from doing, I set out to find a way to do it anyway.

It has just become second nature.

Some things I won’t ever be able to do again … like kayak.

But, many things I CAN do if I can just figure out a way to modify the steps involved.

3 Responses to “Moving Forward”

  1. Michelle

    I like the thought of Fred with pink on his tail. We have an English Cocker Spaniel which is blue roan in color. In reality, when she is clipped she is dappled black/white with a black saddle, black bum and black over one side of her head; when needing a clip, she tends to go brown. BUT she has this splotch of white near the top of her tail that the vet always looks at twice thinking it is paint It comes in handy when walking in dusk and there is a little bit of light – it kinda acts like a reflector!

  2. Missy Stalcup

    Love your prints and they will no doubt look amazing in another format. As I went through some pain for 3-4 days in a row last week I kept thinking about how you do this on a daily basis. Chronic pain sucks!

  3. Mj

    I love those mono prints! I just may have to try it myself…

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