I've done a new print this week. I was hiking with family out here and took this snapshot. It kept calling to me, so I dropped my other projects for the moment and just saw this one on through. I've been wanting to do more storytelling and narrative in my work (as opposed to the pure landscapes I'm also always drawn to), and this just presented itself. I so see myself at that age in the total absorption in a magic place. Bridges still feel magical to me, and I would have also (and still do sometimes) just plop down to drink it all in. This one feels special enough that I went ahead and put it up in my online store, though I won't be shipping prints until I get home in late July and print this on my press. (If there's a birthday or other celebration earlier, I can do one or two out here with my wooden spoon, but I'm definitely missing my press and my regular paper doing all this print work away from home.)
I've included a couple of process shots below, since it's always fun to see the backstage view of making art.
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Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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