June Rings….I took some time off in June so there are only 22 rings for June. I have almost caught up since then. I am only two rings behind. My favorites for June are the collaboration ring with Calan Ree and my Sun Ring. AND, oh yes, my labradorite ring. I wear it most everyday.
Ursala Hudson creates beautiful art! I am amazed at the detail that she is able to create with her wonderful printmaking. She is incredibly talented. Here, she describes her art and her process ”My dad first taught how to block print when I was four years old. Since then, I hadn’t taken printmaking very seriously until I started to carve wood last year. I find block printing to be very rewarding, although sometimes I can’t justify WHY. It takes me about 50 hours to complete a print from the brainstorming state until the prints are signed, which may seem like way too much when you look at a print. I carve my blocks out of Shina plywood using small Japanese knives. A separate block is needed for each color, which has taken me anywhere from 2-8 hours per block. All the negative space is carved away from each shape of color for each block. Once the first block is inked up and printed onto Japanese paper, I let the ink dry for a day before printing the next color.” Thank you so much Ursala for sharing your amazing process with us. I can’t wait to see your next project!
Have a wonderful day! ~K
I have had this sitting around in my work studio waiting to become a ring for a while now. I finally figured out how to make a setting for this fragile piece this last week. I made an internal setting which worked great. I originally thought I would carefully make a setting around the outside, but when I started on the ring, I realized that an inside setting would work best. I think it worked out nice.