Friday, July 18, 2008

Still Trudging Up the Learning Curve


I'm one of those folks who actually reads the directions for new machines, software, media, what-have-you. However, I do not guarantee that I will follow those directions. Today I went back to climbing the learning curve of silk screening. I abandoned the "improvements" I made to the process yesterday, however I created more "improvements" today. Oddly enough, I started having greater success with the process once I abandoned those improvements as well. While not getting a perfect run on any print, I managed to achieve a perfect print about one out of every two times. Not bad, I think. It's an improvement.

Today was the last weekday of my summer break. = ( My birthday is tomorrow. = )

5 comments:

JM said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the hot weather!

Susan Tuttle said...

oh, happy birthday! I hope it is a very special one for you. I love what you are doing with the silk screening technique. Hats off to you for being a direction reader -- that is a skill that I have not yet acquired. I like that you break away from the rules to make things work for you. That is a sign of a true creative person.

Have a special day tomorrow.

Hugs, Susan

perilloparodies said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am also a direction reader, which drives my hubby absolutely crazy... You know they only stick those in there to light a fire with? right? um, yeah... right. what do the bad prints look like that makes them unusable? I am so exited for you. Do you have to have the original cut to make prints or can you use scanned images, too? hmmm... look forward to hearing about your progress again soon. have a great day. with lots of fun and may God bless you...

Jackie said...

I read directions too - at first, and then invariably I try to do it my own way....often with much frustration. But it sure looks like you are getting the swing of things, do you have plans to sell prints of your papercuts? Perhaps you are the next Rob Ryan. :)

emily said...

these prints are so levly, i love silk screen printing, and these are loevly examples of it, keep it up. emily