So I have a dilemma that I need some help with and who better than a boat load of talented artists. I have desperately been trying to get great prints of my work so I can sell the on Etsy. I have been trying so many different paper types but the quality I want isn't there. I have a standard HP printer deluxe with fine quality inks it produces a great print but I guess I am unhappy with the paper. Does anyone have any paper suggestion or methods they use in making prints? I really want to stock up my store and I have some great painting I haven't listed yet because I want to make prints first. Oh HUM any suggestions are welcomed. Once I a lock on making the prints I will definitely be doing a giveaway for all the help I hope I receive.
If anyone cares it is snowing in NY today. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH that is right the fluffy white stuff is pooping all over the lovely green grass that has just recently appeared in our tundra of a state. Enough is enough. I love the dreary Seattle weather we have been getting with lots of rain and wind and gray skys but save the snow for somewhere else. Drats!
So last night I did this little painting.
I feel like I have been very into the imperfections in life lately. I am sick of things 'trying' to be perfect as we all well know that nothing is perfect. There is so much beauty in flaws and yet we discount them as being imperfect and thus ugly or bad or what-have-you. I am trying to paint more from emotion these days (and even in Plumes Ami) create from emotion. And I find that even emotions lack true clarity. I want my pieces to have a life and to feel. I want a chord to strike in the on-lookers and find maybe even a hint of their imperfect self in my pieces. Lately I have really been embracing what others might find the doldrums but I find peace and inspiration there. It feels so real to me, different than trying to pretend of keep up with the Jones's, and no it isn't depression. God, no where close, it is life and its imperfections and taking the time to love them, good, bad, or indifferent. With that I say embrace the beauty of imperfection because as far as I can see there is nothing special about being perfect.
I hope everyone has a great Tuesday! Please stop over and visit Plumes Ami if you haven't already. I put up some funky wrist cuffs that I just LOOOVEEEE.