Ren Vasiliev
Art
December 29, 2014 @ 6:48 AM

Prompt #9: Print using non-traditional methods. Traci Bunkers wrote Print and Stamp Lab for Quarry Books in 2010. In it, she shows how to use rubber bands, paper clips, craft foam, erasers, and many other household materials to print from ink pads or paint. I used some of her techniques to produce these six coasters. This was a fun day.

Drink Coasters. 4 inches square, printed using ink pads and rubber bands, craft foam, leaves, foam core cut into shapes, and pencil eraser.

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December 22, 2014 @ 9:35 AM

Prompt #8: Do something with a recurring dream. I have had several of those, the most recent one is the typical validation one in which I am not qualified to do what I do. I'm in graduate school, trying to finish my degree, but am short one English class that is never offered when I can take it. Cripes! And then it occurs to me that I have the diploma hanging on my wall and that I have indeed finished the degree and no longer have to take that class. Whew!

Recurring Dream. Acrylic, printing ink, adhesive on foam core. 14 inches high x 20 inches wide.

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December 15, 2014 @ 4:05 AM

Prompt #7: Do someting using the postcard I sent to both of us from St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port St. Joe, Florida.

Last Bird Standing. Collage. 8 inches wide x 10.5 inches high.

 

Stacey used a black pen to emphasize certain areas only because she thought the shoreline was too beautiful to do anything to.


 

Here's the original postcard:

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December 8, 2014 @ 3:28 AM

Prompt #6: Do something with flowers.

Linoleum block. Oil ink. Watercolor. 4 inches x 4 inches coaster.

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December 1, 2014 @ 3:29 AM

Prompt #5: Make a postcard of somewhere you would like to go or have been.

Collage. Thread. 4 inches high x 6 inches wide.

 

Stacey took the same approach.

Collage. 4 inches high x 6 inches wide.

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