Finally, one month and eight days behind schedule my 30 prints for the “Intermission Portfolio” for Southern Graphics International are done. I am shipping it off this morning.
Falling behind and not being able to complete work has been emotionally difficult for me, which then put me even further behind. Last year at this time I was in New Mexico cranking out work, enjoying every day in the desert and while my NY teaching schedule is pretty easy compared to most, my new life; new apartment, new neighborhood, new grocery store, new friends, new everything while fun and exciting is also mentally draining and makes studio time tough to focus on. Getting projects done has been especially difficult. This is something new for me, and frankly I don’t like the feeling. But what I do like is this new printed book and it is finished!
Putting the paper on the cover of Pocket Wilderness
The paper size is 10″ x 21.” It is printed on both sides, then folded in half the long way.
Then after opening, it is folded into threes in the short direction. It is opened up again and split along the middle through the first two panels, then folded into a book.
The cutting took a long long time. I cut all paper pieces by hand. I send out for the stickers and now I want to make more stickers, they are really fun.
It feels good to get up update here. There are a lot of new things happening. I am about to start a new artist residency on Governors Island located in NY Harbor. I have a closing party for my exhibition at LIU. And I am already looking forward to heading back to New Mexico even though it will not be until July. I think what this is telling me is that I need to just take the leap and move there.
I will be in Portland, March 29 to April 4 for the Souther Graphics International Conference. I hope to see some of you there.