I made a print of a mockingbird:
I have mixed feelings about printing.
The actual moment you take your paper off the print block- it's magic or heartbreak.
Magic when the image comes together and you are seeing it for the first time ( Can't help dancing at this moment. I teach Middle School and I even dance during printing days when the kids prints come out and they look awesome!)
Heartbreak when things aren't working out!
Below are the 3 blocks I carved for the colors:
|Black ink block|
|Yellow Moon and highlight block|
All in all, I am happy with the results. I learned a lot about the process used by traditional Japanese printers and I admire the sense of tradition and ceremony that is involved in a lot of Japanese arts.
I created a link on Pinterest on some of the artists we learned about HERE