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’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.
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.
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.