Hi! I'm Kelly.

As a writer, I've always been interested in family stories. When I heard of a Satanic cult in my family tree, I thought I'd found the story of a lifetime. Read more.

Unblock Ink

Unblock Ink

Block printing ink!

That's what I'm excited about today. I felt burnt out and tired all week, so I promised myself I wouldn't do any art projects this weekend. But of course I couldn't help myself. I watched a mono printing video by artist Courtney Cerruti on Creativebug while the baby took his afternoon nap, and when I saw her botanical mono prints, I became determined to make my own.

Screenshot from "Playing with Surface Design" by Courtney Cerutti on Creativebug

Screenshot from "Playing with Surface Design" by Courtney Cerutti on Creativebug

Cerruti's prints have a vibrancy and level of detail that I've never been able to achieve with acrylic paints. I tried. I thinned them down with water when I made my own botanical prints, but it just made the paint runny. I think block printing ink is the answer. It's thinner, and it's made for printing. I never thought to try it before, because I'm still very much a beginner. But now I can't wait to give them a test drive on the Gelli plate next weekend. 

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Mindless, Repetitive Creation

Mindless, Repetitive Creation

Shavasana and Stuffed Animals

Shavasana and Stuffed Animals