Back in the Studio

I spent some time back in the studio last night! Which studio, you ask? I am an open studio member of Central Print, a non-profit letterpress studio and outreach. I wanted to get back into printmaking when I moved to St. Louis two years ago, and I had heard about Central Print. I signed up for a woodblock class, loved it, and joined as an open studio member shortly after!

It's been awesome to have access to presses and a space to make prints. Printmaking is awesome, but if you're an artist on a budget (read: if you're an artist), it can be hard to find the resources you need to make your art. Central Print has provided me an affordable space to work on a press, and it's a big reason why I've been able to open and operate my Etsy shop, Black Wood Prints. I am so grateful for it's existence! 

Okay, I'm done gushing. Here's a few pics of my print session last night. I am making some thank you cards for a couple of friends who are getting married this week (YAY!)! I made their invitations, and this is the last item of their "suite" that I am printing. I only took a few shots of my process last night and somehow did not take any pictures of the prints (what was I thinking?! bad at social media=me). I will take some shots of the final product and share soon!

Enjoy!

The linoblock locked up in the press bed. 

The linoblock locked up in the press bed. 

Getting ready to print!

Getting ready to print!

I space where I work. Love the windows so so so much!

I space where I work. Love the windows so so so much!