not even sure where to begin, so much time has gone by and so much has happened. i thought of going way back and catching up yet too much time has passed and it's old news already, etc.
this morning i received two emails that the photo above was the 'featured photo' for portlandneighborhood.com as well as 'featured album' for this photo series. that makes me happy. thanks again portlandneighborhood.com. it's making taking photos in a new city all the more rewarding.
portland saturday market is such a treat. even though i visited it almost 10 years ago, it has a different meaning to me since i know live in the same city and can visit it every weekend if i wanted to. the idea for me this year was to visit it first thing out of the gate for the season so that i could visit it as winter is exiting and spring and summer is entering. i will then go back during full on spring/summer/fall and photograph it again to see the progression from these photos. think time lapse if you will. i've always been fascinated by the weather, the seasons and like to see the difference in photographs during those times.
you'll notice that these are all photos of the other student in my class, also named 'RACHEL' because i didn't really get to print the first night. the advanced class is ONLY two students plus nathan our instructor. the class size is TWO because it is so in-depth in teaching advanced screen printing. additionally we were doing more than one color. rachel did four, i did three. which of course translates to more screens to make and use.
the only picture i DID take for mine was this one. two of my three screens as i was about to burn the image on the screen. with that in mind, when doing 3 colors you also add 'registration marks' so that you are able to line up each screen during each color. almost like the measure twice cut once concept.
my image drying on sheet music and my hoodie.
and a very cool image looking up into the screen. here you can see all 3 colors starting to build on the screen as you print more items as well as the tape that is used to cover up the registration marks and random pinholes so that the paint does not get pressed out onto what you're printing on. WHEW.
why YES, i will be adding screen printing to my resume. HA.
IN OTHER NEWS:
finally, i leave you with an image from sunset magazine. my sweet friend kate of sew po, also one of my 'friday features' made it into sunset, a HUGE honor to make it into this magazine. kate is also the person teaching me how to quilt, i'm SEW happy that she came into my life when she did. cheers to you kate!
thanks for letting me share and somewhat catch you up on things as i know some of you follow to make sure that i am doing well. that means a lot to me so thank you. one.day.at.a.time.
happy friday, happy weekend.