I use my weekends to rest from my intensive printing, I have pulled more than 650 prints since January 1 with 60 new carved linoleum blocks. I use the time to run, attempt to be social, I say attempt so that I don’t have to hold myself accountable to actually being in public, draw and come up with new ideas. Since I have also exhausted my entire paper supply, it is a good time to come up with new ideas. Should I buy more paper OR perhaps heavy duty cinch bags?
I did some mock-up’s today with the coyote and really like them. I love these bags. They are 100% cotton, pigment dyed, heavy cotton webbed straps, a zippered front pocket, 14.5″ wide by 17.5″ tall, 9 different colors. They are really strong, great for books and big enough for picking up groceries, and of course CUTE!
I mocked them up with Stonetrigger Press Abiquiu, NM printed under the coyote, but in linocut I can’t print text. I don’t want to go to silkscreen because everyone silkscreens. I want to keep these one at a time linocut printed. I will work out whether or not I have the press name, and it is possible I print it separate or get a woodblock laser cut to print it. Now there is another good idea.
So if you had a bag what color would you want?
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I think your print works perfectly as a design element. In terms of colour, my eye has automatically gone to the magenta but I would probably be more practical and opt for either the grey or blue.
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Thank you for your feedback Laura. I really appreciate it!
I have some paper here if you desperately need a few sheets.
Thanks Rick!I just sat down to put in order in for 100 more sheets. I think I will use this as time for some small watercolors, watercolor blocks I do have, and some carving. So I am not desperate yet. If you find yourself heading south on 84, give me a shout and come on by!