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Rollers and Spoons

I went to Pam Lawson‘s for a printmaking class today.  It is an informal monotype class, a small group with lots of individual instruction.  I’m free to work on my ideas with the help of someone who knows what she’s doing and the added benefit of a press and lots of rollers.  With a big roller, you can ink up a plate with a pattern on it and transfer the pattern on top of a 2nd image, which is what I did below.  After the first one I used the ghost impression left on the plate as a guideline to make a new, more abstract version.  Mostly I wanted to get the hang of using the big roller.  In the first one the roller a jumped a bit, you can see it if you look at the bottom edge.  I’m going to try next time with a darker ink in the background, probably an indigo or a deep violet, and a lighter figure, to see if I can get more contrast.  The model is Peg Mulqueen, in Laguvajrasana.

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The spoon and napkin here is from daily drawing practice.  Daily drawing is more of a goal than a reality, but I keep coming back to it.

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Paintings and Couches

I’ve been rather sick, with an unpleasant chest cold, and unable to practice with any regularity for over a week.  I really notice how yoga regulates my moods when I am unable to practice.  But I have been able to draw, and some very generous and beautiful yoginis have been sending me photographs.  Here is Christine from Gainesville, Florida, above, and below is another of her in kapotasana.

I’m planning a series of 3 panels, one each of the 2nd series postures Ustrasana, Laguvajrasana, and Kapotasana.  They’re for my living room.  They will probably not match my couch, which is a rather nondescript beige, rather old, gifted from a dear family member, and pounced upon and determinedly stained as only 3 young children can manage with delight.  It’s cushions are endless sources of forts and pillow fights.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Clicking either image will take you to my art blog.