It’s my Birthday today. Thanks for coming along for the ride!
Today is my 5oth birthday. And while for the most part I have been approaching the “Big Day” with a shrug, now that it’s here I find myself a jumble of mixed feelings. Mostly I am grateful for all the people in my life who have been a part of my journey up till now, yes including you gentle reader. I have been blessed with wonderful family and friends and talents that I have had the amazing opportunity to explore and share. But still there is a tiny catch in my throat; a pressure behind the eyes that I can’t deny took me by surprise this morning. Something has surely passed and gone. And with that passing something new is coming, a new phase of my life has begun. My son turned sixteen last month and got his drivers license, he is beginning his big step into independence entering a new phase. Believe me this is a thing I am very happy about, but it does mark a shift, a focus change for me, a looking inward and reaching outward. A tiny tug of war in my chest, that has my heart racing with both anticipation and fear. I am at the threshold today, take my hand, I share it with you.
These two pieces are Chin Colle Monoprints. I recently got a large die cutting machine. The roller on the die cutter works like the roller on a printing press. I am thrilled to have a way to make prints at home. In the past I have had to go to a print studio to make prints, you can expect to see more monoprints in the future.