Thursday, 5 March 2009
More printing practice
My first stretch of four days off felt like...a month. I'm just so not used to working and running around Taipei all day, chasing people down with my microphone and cameraman. But I could get used to this slower pace. My body is liking it. The first couple of days, I practiced woodblock printing. The gradation's getting better, but mixing the colors to how I want them to be is still really, really REALLY difficult. 頑張ります。Instead of putting them all over the floor and waiting forever for them to dry, I've decided to hang them up. Works like a miracle.
The prints that I'm not satisfied with (which right now are almost all of them), I started making them into cards. And since I get leftover strips of paper, I've made those into bookmarks that I can give to friends and family and coworkers. Who would like a bookmark? 只送不賣。
Please say "hello" to my newest orchid (that I haven't killed yet). Its name is "Kitty." I didn't name it, the grower did. They even won some kind of award for this last year.