After the open studio at the Howard County Center for the Arts, I took some photos of my space and they are below. Before moving into this studio, I was working in my laundry room, which was small, dark, and full of laundry. Having a dedicated space just for printmaking is really great. I have both daylight (with windows all the way to the ceiling!) and overhead lights, and there is wall space to hang up my work. I have arranged my work area so that each part of the process has its own separate space (carving, inking, printing, framing), so the space is very functional and I can work on any part of the process without having to clean up, break down, and rearrange.
So that's my space! In addition to moving in, I have been printing and preparing for shows, working on news prints, editioning, and such, so I will be posting updates with my newest prints and works in progress.
Wishing you Peace and Happiness in the New Year!
Howard County Arts Council Open House & Holiday Sale (Visit me in my new studio!) on Friday, December 7, from 5:30–8:30pm.
Please come visit me in my new studio! I moved into studio 7B at the Howard County Center for the Arts in November, and I absolutely love it! Tonight wil be my first open studio, and I'm really excited to show off my new space!
My work space is all set up (including my press, which was a big move!), and I will be printing, as time allows. I will have hand-printed cards, framed and matted artwork on display, as well as carved woodblocks to show a bit of the process. I've also hung the City of the World up for display, so this will be its "unveiling" in Ellicott City, MD.
Hope to see you there!
I'm a woodblock printmaker who is committed to a non-toxic (or less toxic) art practice. I started out as a painter but found my way to printmaking through a love of paper and process. I seem to be falling for papermaking in the same way. I went to Syracuse University, where I studied painting (BFA) and museum studies (MA). I was a Resident Artist at the Howard County Center for the Arts for five years and previously worked at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This blog is for posting works-in-progress and new works, as well as a few creative projects I've done with my kids.