This week's lesson in the Jane Davies class was about shape.
It's hard not to create Jane-like work after watching her demos, particularly because I love her style so much.
Here are some stacked shapes like Jane's, done mostly with the gelli plate.
and then because they look like stones, and I love stones, I went off on a stone-printing tangent and almost got stuck there for the weekend.
I could experiment with this process for the rest of my life.
Plus, they remind me of the Leo Lionni book "Frederick" and what's not to love about that?
But I grudgingly tore myself away from this so I could focus on the class assignment.
It's tempting to just show you the pieces I like
and pretend the dozen weird and ugly pieces don't exist
|(I really don't know what happened here)|
But it's all part of the process, and kind of the point of the class. Make a ton of work, and make it on cheap paper so it doesn't feel precious. Try things, leave them unfinished, take them too far, make some more.
Here are some I don't love, but don't totally hate:
(except that big green shape reminds me of an Android)
And here are some that more or less please me:
As always, just as I start to hit my stride it's time for a new lesson.
I wonder what tomorrow will bring?