Heading down Coast Highway on Wednesday morning to my friend’s Art Studio in Laguna Beach.
We own a printing press in Shary’s studio. I am filled with ideas to work on today and also looking forward to visiting with my friends. Remember, I tell myself printing is a process and enjoy the journey. I am always experimenting and as a result not all prints come out great. That’s part of the process. The process started at home where I watercolor on a piece of Dura-Lar clear film.
At the studio I soak my printing paper in water then blot it with a towel. I lay the paper on top of the watercolor printing plate and run it through the printing press.
Mask from Africa
My gift from the Sherman Gardens Volunteer White Elephant Breakfast is what I call VooDoo Man. He is a mask from Africa. I was going to put him on my porch but because of all the rain he was still in Vanna. I think my friend Shary will be surprised when she sees VooDoo Man in her Studio. I text her a picture and she loves him. We decide to leave him at the studio for awhile to keep away bad spirits.
Rae and I eating lunch outside the Print Studio
On the way home I stop at Crystal Cove State Beach to walk. I have a Golden Bear Senior Pass that allows me to go to any CA State Park. It’s $20. for the year except June, July and August. It’s a beautiful day for a walk on the beach. I pass a Sea Lion that is dead. It’s sad.