Solar Plate Class at Flatbed Press World Headquarters

Whew! The Studio Tours and Thanksgiving have whizzed by and the brisk pace to the end of 2011 continues.

This week I prepare to take a solar plate printing class from Katherine Brimberry of Flatbed Press.  I am excited about how I can blend mediums to tell a story and for this workshop will be hoping to add a nice print to my upcoming “Inner Buddha” series with “Three Oms”. This new series explores the meditation and transformation I experience through Kundalini Yoga.  I can’t wait to see the printmaking results and am still pondering colors of ink…  There are two dragonflies in the bottom image, one in silhouette and one in the blossom looking straight at you.  Dragonflies have appeared often to become a strong symbol in my life, I remember my Woofie Dog’s last day on earth, and how hundreds of dragonflies gathered at her final visit to our dog park. Beautiful and bittersweet. I use three oms to clear my mind, and they are represented in the three symbols I photographed from prayer flags I painted last year. The background image is iphoneography which I appreciate for the always at hand capture.