A Busy Time

It’s not that I haven’t worked since that 30th day in September (the final day of the Challenge). I just haven’t had time to post. Grand baby being born, obligations of all sorts…and yes some fun in the studio. I’ll be working sort of back and forth from the present to the past for the next couple of posts. These pieces are from a fun day with my local Sumi-e group, the Hissin Group. We printed fish – or more precisely printed with fish. Talk about using “found objects”!

This is an ancient form of art know as : Gyotaku (Japanese 魚拓, from gyo “fish” + taku “rubbing”)

My first three attempts were blobby and indistinct. I soon got more of a handle on how much ink and how to RUB not pat or push. I can see using this technique in some mixed media pieces in the future.

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