Little Red Riding Hood

Wait a minute! you might say. All the recent posts are about walking; where’s the art????

Fear not, dear reader. It’s not that I haven’t been creative, but rather that I’ve been churning out projects at such a manic pace that I haven’t had time to write about them.

First up: Little Red Riding Hood.
Little Red Riding Hood

I’ve been playing with the idea of doing a series of black-and-white prints with just a touch of red in them. “Red Riding Hood” is the first of this set of prints. They will all be images from various fairy and folk tales. In the queue are The Red Shoes and The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and I’m busy reading to pick up more stories to illustrate.

For this print, I decided to leave out the wolf and just show Red Riding Hood wandering through the dark forest, alone and vulnerable.

My other big project this week was completing and submitting my application for the Santa Cruz Open Studios, due to take place in October. I’ve participated in Open Studios in both Oakland and San Francisco, and this is the first time I’ve been in one that’s actually juried. The most difficult part of the application was the requirement that you show what your studio will look like when it’s set up for visitors. This involved much cleaning, re-organizing, creating an educational storyboard, and taking photos. Here is the printmaking studio as it usually looks:
My print studio

And this is my “pretend” open studio:
My print studio set up for visitors

Which is still not what it will look like when the time comes, but the best I could do in the middle of a bout of actual printing.
I’ll let you know if I get in!

3 thoughts on “Little Red Riding Hood

  1. Hi, Welcome to Baren. I like your B/W linocuts (esp. crosses along the highway.
    I think this brings the Santa Cruz Baren group up to 4.
    Nice work and good luck w/ open studios.
    Andrew Stone

  2. Your studio looks WAY better than when we were there! (Still full of moving boxes), so good luck with the Open Studios app – hope you get in!

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