Dear Center for Contemporary Printmaking moku-hanga workshop participants (Janis Carter, Carol Borelli, Aeleen Frisch, Charles Hallock, Andrea Krupp, Simone Ingram, Wimberley Burton, Mary Gerster, Su-T).
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! What a great week we had, and I congratulate you all for having designed, carved, and successfully printed Japanese technique woodblock prints! WOW! YOU DID IT! Janis — I’m SO sorry you fell ill the 2nd day — hope you’re all well now and that you’ll be able to finish up the next time I visit Connecticut? Special thanks to our host, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, CCP director and master printer, Tony Kirk, and staff Chris, Heather, Jackie, and everyone else who made it so easy for us all to be together!
I hope you don’t mind that I’ve edited two little movies from our time together — one with very brief cuts from the introductions you each made (sorry that I’ve surely left out some very important stuff here)… At the end of the introduction movie is what little we captured of baren-cover-tieing — sorry my camera filled up before I finished, but maybe this’ll get you started? I’ll film it start to finish the next time I re-cover my baren so you can remember how to do it yourself! The second movie contains some shots of each of you working on SOMEthing, and I’ve also included a slideshow with a bunch of little photos I nabbed of you your prints. Carol and Su — you guys were gone before I was able to photograph your prints — send me some scans and I’ll add them! Hope you enjoy!
(workshop participants at work)