One of the great gifts of collaboration is that it brings out the best in each artist. One doesn't want to disappoint the other person in the collaborative relationship. Of course, I also don't want to disappoint myself. Checking in regularly helps refine ideas and techniques: a winnowing process to help separate the grain from the chaff.
Diana and I talk probably once a week or so. We both have busy lives with commitments to work, family and friends. But our relationship is important...it is a touchstone to a goal for the year. We discuss encaustic techniques, have informal critiques, and interpret dreams. This week we are each exploring new dip pens and inks...We send each other links and invitations to zoom talks we think sound interesting.
Here is one of the Zoom artist's talks we shared for this week..The Southeast Center for Photography has some great ones... Coming up this week is Jane Fulton...Take a look.
Diana Shay Diehl Blog
Diana's Instagram images
Ellen's Instagram images
Come along with us!
This is my favorite print of the season so far...
The cyanotype is made from a digital negative of a photograph I took this week on a hike through Hovander Homestead, a large 350 acre old homestead near my home.
This is an A4 print on Uwa Senka, a beautiful lustrous Thai Kozo from Washi Arts.
Clouds and Lily Pads
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