Thursday, April 6, 2017

Speed moths and flashbacks

My first attempt with my latest art toy, the Speedball Stamp Making Kit was great fun, a victory for process, if not for product. Came through uninjured, unlike my only school projects with linoleum and wood block printing.  The Speedy-foam block of pink rubber looks like school erasers and/or Bazooka bubble gum.

Bored students have poked, scraped shaped, and eventually printed preteen truths with pink Pearl erasers for generations. As defacing goes, it's a better outlet than carving cuss words in the desktop, plus the perps, mostly named Bobby and Tommy and Chuck, learn to write backwards and drill with dangerous straightened paperclips.

 So with the glee and terror of a seventh grader the Black-dotted Glyph moth prints were begun.

Black-dotted Lithacodia Moth - Maliattha synochitis

Photos of completed projects and works in progress © 2013-2017 Nancy L. Ruder with all rights reserved.

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