Well.. we did it!
Diana Shay Diehl and I completed our week long project to make and post a cyanotype piece each day for a week. It was a great exercise to keep a creative chain of thought going with another artist for a week. It was interesting how often our work had similar themes and even composition . We started this "year long" project with the idea of having a joint show at the end . We are still exploring the idea and are looking for a gallery or space to show the work done by two artists at opposite ends of the Pacific Coast. We are both headed to work for a while in New Mexico...we have different itineraries but will certainly share some studio time. If you have any ideas or feedback about our work, we would love to hear from you!
Our joint instagram account is TwoWomenTalk
Diana's Instagram account is MojaveLight
Ellen's (my) Instagram account is EllenJDooley
The video is just a little snippet of some musings and experiments in the outdoor space where I sometime work in the summer. Today, there is a brisk wind blowing, very cloudy skies and a temperature of 57 degrees F. Not really ideal for cyanotype printing, but I will find a way to get my prints made today!
My collaboration with Diana Shay Diehl continues. We are on day 3 of our current presentation of a work each day, presented side by side on our Instagram accounts.
I make a print almost day anyway, but making them in collaboration with another artist brings the discipline to a whole new level. I highly recommend it. There has been a synchronicity about our work so far this week, not planned or discussed in advance, which materials or paper we will use.
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