Nine artists gathered at Kitty's beautiful farm and lovely studio space.
We said our hello's and found a spot to sit and learn a new technique.
The workshop was taught by Debby Neely of Green Mountain Studio. Her wildlife blockprints that I have seen are stunning. I wish she had a blog so you could see her work.
Then with lots of encouragement from Debbie we all started to carve and gouge.
Kitty was the first to print.
Inking the block.
I'm not sure of the terms but here she is rubbing the paper firmly to transfer the ink.
Debbie checks to see if enough ink was put down.
And look at that! It was like magic to us, Kitty's turtle came out beautiful.
That first print opened the gates and we were off, working in teams we printed our blocks with plenty of conversation and laughter.
Paula helps Cynthia print her bird and then the favor is returned.
Louise has made a fantastic sunflower.
Suzanne's beautiful lady.
Cynthia's clever little bird.
Paula's tulips are on the top row, my heron is on the left and Stephanie's bird is taken from her assemblage work is on the right.
I somehow missed our other participant Suzanne #2 I didn't get a photo of her or her print, darn it all.