Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A New Day

 We just finished watching the inauguration, and we have a new President, and I am relieved the inauguration went off without any hitches. I personally thought they were crazy to have it outside but it looks like the cowards who listened to that other guy chickened out. 

May our country become a better place. I will do what I can to make that happen. 

Happy Inauguration Day everyone!

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Yesterday I couldn't do a lot, but I did play around with gel plate printing. A gel plate is basically a silicone tile. You can put acrylic paint on it, use a brayer to spread it out, and make prints. You can put stencils on it when you pull prints, and use stamps as well. It's pretty fun and very very messy. 

I only have a few colors of acrylic paint (that will change) and only a few stencils (that will change) but did a few things yesterday just to play around.

The first few are blues and whites:






Then I put yellow and red on top of dark green and black cardstock. I also did some printing with stamps on this as well.



Last night's sunset was amazing, one of the most beautiful yet. And Tim taught me how to adjust the settings on the iPhone so it doesn't 'lighten it up' as much as it usually does. These are really how it looked.













I hope you are feeling a bit hopeful today.

6 comments:

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Beautiful sunset photos. Yes, I am feeling hopeful and ready to do what I can to unite our country.

Mereknits said...

It was an amazing day. I was lucky to be off from work due to appointments and got to see so much of it. I cried happy tears many times today.

Delighted Hands said...

Beautiful crafting and photos!

KSD said...

Amazing sunset.

Do you "see" how colors and color combinations will look? I've long complimented your ability to choose yarn colors; it looks like that skill stretches over to other things.

kathy b said...

Kim, Zach is printing some way that is similar to your craft. I love the look. Your sunset photos look like the images they showed at the White House and Capitol last night. A fabulous surreal sunset there and by you!

Vera said...

Beautiful sunset photos. Definitely more hopeful. Amanda Gorman was simply amazing!!!