When I first saw this last print, it had a piece of glassine on the top of it. So it wasn't until I got it home that I noticed the red star-like shape wasn't printed but was stitched instead. That made me happy.
Earlier in the year, I showed you some linocut prints I had made for the Leftovers V exchange hosted by Wingtip Press. This past weekend several of us helped pack up all the prints to send out to the recipients. Each participant received 12 prints.
It's always fun to help out and be able to see all the prints that came in. There were prints from Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Germany, as well as from various states in the U.S.
Here is Cassandra and Amy (the organizer of the exchange) stuffing envelopes.
Susan and Terry help with the prints.
I'm not sure what the total number of participants was but I know it was over 100. Since I submitted two sets of prints, I got 24 prints back in return. As soon I get them scanned, I will post here the prints I got. I am very excited about them.
For the next several posts, I will get you caught up on some of the weekly squares I have been doing. I'm finding the weekly format a little bit harder to keep up with than a daily. I don't have a set time for doing the weekly stitching so it often gets put off or forgotten.
We just got back from a trip to Long Island, NY to visit with family (Ross side). For years we have been visiting Uncle Bob and the house in Mattituck. The house was purchased by my husband's grandparents in 1945.
It is so nice to be right on Peconic Bay to enjoy swimming, sailing, kayaking and this year, paddle boarding (we rented a board). At one point, the entire Ross clan was there.
One of the first things we did was put Frank to work on a new set of stairs down to the beach. (It was his idea.) The old ones had been washed away from the hurricane a few years ago. It also makes hauling kayaks and sailboats up and down much easier.
My favorite thing to do there is kayak in the morning. So we got the kayak out and put Frank to work on fixing the broken seat. (I think the kayak only comes out when we are there. Same with the sailboat that Frank and I managed to get out of the garage and down to the beach.) He removed the entire seat, so for a day or two I had to paddle sitting with crossed legs on the bottom of the kayak.
Anna and her cousin, Alexandra, floating on a calm day.
A few weeks ago, my friend, Kathleen, and I went to an art opening at a new gallery in Nampa called Track 13. Sue Latta was the featured artist with her exhibition, A Recipe for Bliss. Sue creates sculptural works combining different media.
The gallery is open the 2nd Friday from May through November during the Nampa Art Walk and by appointment. It is a contemporary gallery in a space with brick walls.
Things Have Changed by Sue Latta
There is Sue pictured above just left of the extended wall.
I believe the exhibition will be up until September.