I took a canoe trip with my friend, Jim. He was jotting notes in his book, while i took video snapshots. At the end of the day, we compared our creative work, and decided to combine our talents into this short video.
If I knew I was going to use the video clips to illustrate a poem, I would have gotten some different shots. Since I couldn’t go back, I used what I had. It was enough to share a peek at a beautiful morning.
Tomorrow is “Art Camp” at the Ohio River Valley Artist Guild. I volunteered to do a screen printing activity with the kids.
To get the screen ready, I paint the design with a drawing fluid.
Once dry, I pour a blocking fluid across the top of the screen.
And use a card to squeegee the blocking fluid across the design.
The drawing fluid repels the blocking fluid (like oil and water)
After the block fluid dries, I wash the drawing fluid out with cold water
The stencil is complete and ready to print.
Everyone will create their own design with stencils: which will be placed on the easel part of the design, then printed on their T-Shirt.
In theory, it should be fun…wish me luck!
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, and pottery. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and he uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
You can visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. He can also be found picnicking near his home in the Historic Village of Old Washington, KY.