The Reading List, 4th Edition

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in art, Blog, Readings | No Comments
The Reading List, 4th Edition

Another post in my journey to document previous reading suggestions on the Facebook Group, Printmaking Professors Network. You can see all of these posts under the category “Readings” here, http://orangebarrelindustries.com/main/category/blog-2/readings/.  I’ve been sharing my progress in documenting this back onto the Printmaking Professors Network, so I’ll begin today’s list with a comment by Phyllis McGibbon […]

The Reading List, 3rd Edition

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in art, Blog, Readings | One Comment
The Reading List, 3rd Edition

This is continued from a series I just began to document my back-logged “read but don’t remember that well” and “to read” lists, inspired by online groups like Printmaking Professors Network, Printmakers Open Forum, and the infamous Tabs-my-husband-Blake-leaves-open-on-our-computer. You can see all of the posts in this series, here: http://orangebarrelindustries.com/main/category/blog-2/readings/ There is just SO much […]

Art Academy Workshop: Block Printing on Fabric at Southeast Missouri State University

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments
Art Academy Workshop: Block Printing on Fabric at Southeast Missouri State University

July 25th and July 27th 3:00pm-6:00pm Introduction: Block printing or Relief Printmaking is one of the oldest forms of mass-producing imagery and text. Traditionally, drawings are made on blocks of wood. Today we will be working with a modern alternative to speed carving time, Battleship Gray Linoleum. We will begin by designing an image conducive […]

Screenprinting Workshop

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 in art, Blog, DIY, teaching | 2 Comments

Basic Screenprinting with Stencils and Photoemulsion In the next week and a half, we will focus on basic screenprinting techniques utilizing photoemulsion and, if desired, hand cut stencils to create colorful, multi-layer images on paper. Our objectives will be to create a 2- or 3-layered print utilizing lettering and animal imagery including a key layer […]

Recent Collaborations: Working on Working Together

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in art | 4 Comments
Recent Collaborations: Working on Working Together

It’s been a long time since I have contributed to this blog aside from snarky comments for Hannah as she diligently keeps up with posting. Hannah says that’s OK because I’m busy ’cause I have a job; I say that’s me being lazy and handing the reigns over to my social media director (her). I’m […]

Kitchen Printshop Project, Part IV: Life is Short! So Get to Printing!!

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 in art, design, DIY, life | No Comments

If y’all recall, over the past few weeks I’ve been exploring friends’ at-home printshop/studio spaces across the country! We’ve already seen the fascinating spaces of Hope Amico in California and Ann Flowers-Gosser in Illinois, as well as the beginnings of my own printing space in my very own tiny apartment kitchen! Today we’ll be looking […]

The Little Civic That Could

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in art, life, travel | No Comments

Eek! Just spent $500 in repairs on the old civic, but I think it was money well spent. The nice men at the garage did a bunch of the work for free since I was already going in deep on repairs on such an old vehicle and getting 4 new tires. I think I’ll follow […]

Orange Barrel on Etsy + Blake’s New Website Design

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in art, design, online | No Comments

I started an Etsy shop back in 2009, posted a bunch of items, and made a few sales. It was fun! A great way to clean out our inventory of prints to make room for new ones! However, through grad school and the years of working multiple, time-hog jobs afterwards, I largely ignored the shop. […]

DIY Kitchen Printshop Project, Part I

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 in art, DIY | 7 Comments

WE’VE FINALLY STOPPED TRAVELING FOR A WHILE! I loved our printmaking adventures to Nashville and Milwaukee, but I am plumb worn out on the car. Now that we’re home again, in this apartment that is finally starting to feel like home, I’ve gotten started on Kitchen Printshop Project. I’ve been thinking a lot about what […]

Part-Part Time Job

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 in art, design | 10 Comments

I got this Vandercook 2 up and running today! All it took was a bit of SAE 30 in the “grease nipples” (or so I like to call them) and some rust removal with mineral spirits. Putz is coming in the mail soon. I lucked into working with a graphic design professor at BGSU who […]