Posts Tagged “VSC”

VSC – Coda

Posted on February 10th, 2014 by admin

My fellow printmakers (the four Katherines) – Kate, Catherine, Katie and Katherina After a week settling in back home in Maine, my experience at the Vermont Studio Center has retreated to a deep recess of my heart/mind next to other memories of intense creativity and community. These have included playing the Madwoman of Chaillot in [...]

VSC – Open Studio

Posted on January 31st, 2014 by admin

Click on any of the thumbnails above (or below) to see the full images In the afternoon, I printed more sea creatures over earlier prints, and printed both sides at once using strips that could be lifted off the bigger inked plate. The necessity of making the 4.5″ x 26″ strips for my sculpture has [...]

VSC – An Art League of Nations

Posted on January 29th, 2014 by admin

photos above from left to right: These inks do not have to be cleaned up every night! They remain open and fresh to use; Stage Prints hanging to dry on my wall. Dry time for Akua is longer than my oil based Charbonnel inks. I will add fifth stage by printing my small collagraph plates [...]

VSC – Bowls of Ice, Shards of Glass

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by admin

One of the experiences I enjoy here at VSC is being surprised by other artists. I also find art in unexpected places. Walking up the steps to dinner I noticed three bowls made of ice, each containing a votive candle. No one is quite sure who made them, but they are stunning- like blown glass [...]

Mystery in the Winter woods

Posted on January 27th, 2014 by admin

Above are photos of a drawing for earth “DNA”, A blasted oak leaf: note mysterious spiral, and bark (also enlarged). Sunday is only a partial day of rest here. The Scots painter, Lex Braes, paid me a studio visit today. He was encouraging me to let my marks be seen in the sculpture, and the [...]

VSC – More Snow and Ice

Posted on January 26th, 2014 by admin

(Above left: Print variation using release agent and additions of liquid ink) It snowed all day today, muffling sound, winding me in a cocoon of white in my studio. It was so quiet, with most everyone away. It gave me a chance to reflect on what I have learned so far. One very valuable difference [...]

VSC – Crossing frozen rivers

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by admin

I’ve learned that a tough day in the studio is often softened by some breakthrough the next day. It’s a little like the frozen river here we walk over on the bridge every day to get to our studios. Some people are (dangerously!) talking of walking across on foot. I find life treacherous enough as [...]

VSC – Printing with Ketchup

Posted on January 24th, 2014 by admin

I decided to take the morning off and went to yoga. VSC has its own yoga studio in a building right around the corner and it has heated floors! There is a teacher whose voice helps me let go of all my racing thoughts and confusion, and helps me consciously use my breath as a [...]

VSC – Beginners Mind

Posted on January 23rd, 2014 by admin

It’s so cold (-20) my ink won’t flow. I made multiple plates of sea creatures today. I had the funny feeling I was starting all over and knew nothing. Beginner’s mind, I’ve heard it called. But this was not a pleasant feeling. As an artist I am used to experimenting, but there are so many [...]

VSC – Plankton

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by admin

My day started early with a sitting meditation in the meditation house next door, with prayer flags flying out front in the drifting snow. It was -10 below then, and it’s been bitter all day. In my studio, plankton are swimming into my artwork. Their name means “drifter” or “wanderer” in Greek. Phytoplankton live in [...]

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