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!