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You may remember the Bill of Rights?  Fondly??? Today’s monoprint is from my “Natural History” series of over 100 one-of-a-kind artworks.In the wake of the “Fake News” debacle, I am posting prints from this series. Are the statements true or false? ( last post was oddly, true!). Follow the blog to get the true answers. Art is never the wrong answer.

View more from this series on my website: http://www.hladikvoss.com

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Aquatint etching,linocut, trace transfer monotype. Monoprint. Edition 1/1.  For sale! Contact me for details on purchasing through my blog or etsy site.

12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1.  Each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.

Sometimes you get a gift/blessing that you don’t recognize at the time.  Or aren’t ready for.

Then, one brilliant day, ( for me last Saturday, and a new moon! ), the gift reveals itself.  And you end up giggling with the perfection and timing. (well, that’s what I did!).

My project- a large 4 panel (5′ x 7′) fabric/linocut/assemblage piece- “The Man Who Couldn’t Hear Orange”, has been languishing for a long time.  Blogged here that it was time to take control and finish this.  For feng shui reasons alone!  See earlier blog…

One of my tools is an older sewing machine–I don’t hand quilt-I use the machine to make quilt type marks to solidify the structure.  So excited to get started.  Then, the machine begins to cough up thread/snarl/jam.  Horrors!  My newer machine can’t make the marks I need!  No $$$ at this time to fix it.

Then!  The Amy Machine!  My friend decided to give me this over a year ago, because she felt I needed it.  It is an “all the bells and whistles” kind of tool.  I hadn’t had the energy to explore it.  Wasn’t sure it was what I should be using.

Saturday!  Took out the manual and after 1/2  hour got the thing bobbined and threaded.  Computer selected. And what is the upshot?  It is perfect for all the things I have been dreaming of making this past year.  When I was too ill to work at all.  I needed “the art before the force”?  Sorry, punning can be vile to some.

Called Amy-who was very happy-and kept reminding me it is my machine-not the “Amy Machine”.  What we call and name things/people/situations is extremely important. Haven’t decided on my new machine’s name.  (OK, I do name some equipment-my current computer is Minerva.  My music XHD is Calliope.)  What is the name of the Fate who draws out the threads of life?  Love the internet–Clotho! Kind of apt for a sewing machine.  Also called the Norns.  The Daughters of Necessity.

So, If you are stuck-artistically/personally/physically-et ceterally- don’t give up before the miracle!

Have a great time doing something today!

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“Windy City”–a construction (for sale!) Lucite/masonite/brick/lock and key!


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