Can I tell you just this one more time how nice it is to have TWO LARGE WINDOWS in my studio and TWO EYES that can clearly SEE!!!
But I degress. I have been dreaming about several projects which curiously enough involve gelatin prints, a medium I seldom use or feel totally comfortable using. I got out my trusty guide, Rayna's book, and after reading her chapter on gelatin prints, I felt a bit more at ease in tackling this playday. (Just as an aside: when I took Rayna's class at John C. Campbell Folk School, I had a serious sinus attack and spent the morning with the Doc in the Box while Rayna and my classmates played with gelatin monoprints. Rayna graciously took her entire evening walking me through the process, but I've never felt really comfortable with it.)
Life is good y'all!
I love this particular 'brand' of oak leaf, and was pleased to capture it on my gelatin plate. When Barker and I walked this morning, I grabbed a handful of leaves, hoping to print them. You may see more in days and weeks to come.
Then I got down and dirty with this plate, and really had some fun
Here are some of my prints hanging up to dry when my playtime was over:
As you may have heard, we are having our fair share of precipitation these days. According to C, my local weatherman, there were 4" of rain in our gauge by noontime Monday....and this is how our backyard looked:
It has continued to rain off and on since then, but thankfully our lake is no longer living in our backyard. The good news is that our Lake Lanier is back to full pool.....and October is supposed to be our dry month!
PEACE TO YOU