Back in December I participated in a really cool holiday gift exchange with some of the other printers affiliated with my local printmaking club, Print and Glory. The exchange was in two parts. The first was an exchange portfolio for which we each printed an edition of postcard-sized prints. For the second part we each printed a single t-shirt with an image related to our postcard print. Everyone who participated got a cool little stack of prints and a one-of-a-kind shirt. In today’s post I will be sharing some images of my little print. I’ll also be doing a post about the t-shirt I printed a little later on.
For my postcard print, I did a two-run stone lithograph of the moon.
At this point it was looking pretty good, but just needed a few finishing touches. First I trimmed it trimmed each print down, rounded the corners, and added a little hand-coloring. Then, in the tradition of the great masters like Daumier, I sewed on some sequins.*** ***Daumier never sewed sequins onto his lithographs. He just wasn’t cool enough I guess.
And that’s my print: a tiny, sparkly tribute to my childhood love of space, space travel, and aerospace engineering, and my adult determination to keep that love alive.