On October 3, I enjoyed participating in the “Los Angeles Printers Fair 2015”, at the International Printing Museum in Carson, CA. I was at table 1A, inside the building, for those of you who may have stopped by. The show was a wonderful event, many great vendors, and demostrations. I had a blast and wish I could do this show every weekend.
This is part of my greater goal of answering the larger question, which is…
How do I re-create my new and latest studio-nest?
Many times in my life, I have been forced to move very long distances, both for reasons of choice or by circumstances beyond my control. I have lived in three countries, France, Canada and in six states in the US. I have had plenty of opportunities to learn both flexibility and adaptability. This has always been a challenge, an adventure, and it has also provided support to my creative endeavors. My most recent move from Connecticut to Orange County, CA was a very necessary one, for my husband badly needed a job, and I wanted to return to Southern California.
Wherever I go, I need to create a new studio, which I think of as a “nest” for incubating my venerable young ideas on their way to becoming whatever it is they need to grow into. I think of my studio as a nest because that is where I find myself and create a quiet, creative home for my work.
In the past year, almost two, I have been very busy, rebuilding my relationships in the local area, while rebuilding the business details, such as the financial end of my web site and store. This has been a lot of work, and is still ongoing.
My small press is great. It’s a small intaglio press, so it is able to fit into the space that I have. It can produce up to 11 by 14 in. and maybe a wee bit more.
I have also participated in the on-line event “Print Day in May” which I very much enjoyed, C-Note Cart Affordable Art show at SDAI, two shows in Fallbrook, CA, “Transferring Ink 3”, and the members show, plus a travelling WCA International Conference exhibit.
In the future I will be continuing to meet as many people as I can here and explore all the possibilities, which may come my way. I have new work in my portfolio and will be adding to that as I go along.