It's sad to say when I peeked at the video below, I had mixed emotions. First I watched this linoleum lady in awe, so very very impressed. Secondly, I was jealous as hell. For a split second I wanted to run downstairs and throw out all my linoleum, ink, and brayers. I felt like the biggest poser on earth. When I saw this professional printer turning the giant wheel on her press like a contestant on the Price is Right, it was pretty hard not to compare it to my own technique of slapping a paint filled plate onto a paper that's laying on a scrappy hunk of cardboard. And my cheeks get red when I think about using a shitty glass rolling pin to roll over the backside.
But then something so cool happened. I nosed around for the Cascada Studio website and found the amazing selection of courses she has on offer in Mijas, Spain. Since I found the video on You-Tube I thought she was in Singapore, but it turns out she's in Spain! Now I know that's a long way from Germany, but this is something I've got to do some day. I thought I'd share her with you guys just in case any of you are planning a trip and need a reason to detour in Mijas!! If you take a few minutes to watch her video, believe me - you'll be making a sign that says, "destination SPAIN!" I'm looking forward to investigating her blog to follow her story as an artist and learn more about her...
In further news, it's been an awesome day for me. I was included in Seth Apter's Style File! Because I had sent my images and answers awhile ago, I had forgotten what I had even submitted to represent "my style." And there is was. Something that started out as one of my sorry prints as described above, but ended up rather beautiful if I do say so myself. Wow. Cool timing!
Pop over there to enjoy all the other awesome style on display! Thank you Seth for including me. I feel a terrific week coming on and I'll start by going back downstairs and making up with my linoleum...I want to be this good some day: