Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Remembering lino...

I moved to my new nest a couple weeks ago yet most of my stuff is still packed in boxes. I often try to remember where I have seen this or that so that it almost becomes a game (better be playful than frustrated about the whole situation).
I can't wait to start doing creative things again. I will have my own little "workshop" room where most of my books already are...I just need a BIG table. I also can't wait to get back to my writing.
I've been wanting for months to do some kind of illustrations for the book but I haven't been able to find a suitable technique/medium for that...That is until a couple days ago when I had one of those "Ahhhha!" moments that happened after seeing a book on printing.
There are many printing techniques ranging from ultra-simple to complex ones (usually involving specific & often costly tools). That is when I remembered lino cuts.
I discovered lino when I started studying Applied Arts in high school. I didn't find it too fun at first since I kept on pocking and cutting my fingers with the tools (so did my class mates) but then I got more comfortable with it. It is a versatile technique that is old school yet can be very modern visually speaking. I think that is what I will go with for my book...

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