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BREAKTHROUGH!!!

O.K. yesterday I had a MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH
For the last year or so I’v been trying out a new technique Clay lithography
AKA photo transfer onto clay and its been a BIG BUST and source of major frustration every time UNTIL!!!!!!!!
yesterday.
The basic materials are Mason Stains dark. also linseed oil, and gum arabic also you need a black and white XEROX!!! copy of the picture you want to use, a rubber brayer and a glass sheet to do the ink run. so the snow and ice are packed up the sidewalks are slippy and it’s cold as I went into the hardware store to get the big boy kind in a huge container I fell on my ASS hard but it may have been a GOOD OMEN maybe that will work I thought as I scraped the dirty salty snow off me.
I got my first container of linseed oil WINSOR AND NEWTON at the the Art store, It’s STINKY by the way as I never have had to use it as I don’t paint.
so I got to the studio mixed the right ratio of stain and oil as I had been doing all the time and let it rest over night.
Low and behold I went to find a copier that I thought would work, hard to do the Iron oxide in the copy toner has to have a high ratio of iron oxide in it and lazer printers don’t so its an old fashioned thing.
anywhoo long story I went through the steps as I have been doing for the past year
and it happened, I peeled back the paper and VOILA!!!!!!!
there she was… I made a transfer of my Great Grandmother Lillian Freiman,
Guess what,
SHE’S ALIVE, NOT LITERALLY I haven’t blown a gasket don’t worry, I also did a transfer of this picture I drew with my PENTEL PEN now that’s a sexy pen.
Anyway I’m just OVER THE MOON and needed to share the JOY!!!!!!!
Thanks for the rant.
XOXO
Susan.

Comments

  • mmargot
    mmargot6 months ago

    Beautiful write you did to her … so where is she? Do we get to see her, this new muse of your family?

  • Your amazing, I was going to comment on your work as well, may as well do it here, I LOVE IT!!!!!!! you have something really true and pure that goes through you when you do your Art.. Actually
    she has been dead a long time as this is my Great Grandmother Lillian Freiman not my Artist Aunt Lillian Freiman. but soon she will come.

    – artwin1

  • mmargot
    mmargot6 months ago

    that’s okay … I understand that she’s gone! How fortunate to have found a new “friend” and a continuation of your family! Exciting, isn’t it ? Your family sounds fascinating. Wonderful to get to know those who gave you The Gift, eh? The circle closes. Thank you for the beautiful comment : will write you about a question I have about the making of the tendrils…. xo

  • Well yes and I think as long as we have family no matter what, they all should be celebrated.
    and your work and writing takes me away. thank you for doing what you do as well as all the support. XOXOXOx

    – artwin1