I made this little blue stone print in this weekend's workshop. I was imagining those pretty blue-gray river rocks with their edges all smoothed to softness and how they nestle just perfectly in the palm of one's hand. So I sketched a few rocks, used an X-Acto knife to cut out the shapes, adhered the handmade stencil to the screen, and then printed. Surprisingly, easy! The prints on paper were a primer for the prints on fabric, but the workshop ended before I could print that smurf blue ink onto the white linen I had stashed in my bag. So, I only got the scrap green fabric printed before it was time to clean up. Well, shoot!
But I decided to cut the paper prints into little square tags. My son's first birthday is just around the corner (No, I cannot believe this is true) and I thought the little blue stones would be cute gift tags. I'm also imagining that green scrap fabric might find its calling as handmade infant pants. I predict there will be more screenprinting in my future. I'd like to think this will be in my near future but it might be a slightly more distant future when I don't have to worry so much about an 11-month-old dipping his cute, chubby hands into everything in reach. Cute, chubby, almost one-year-old hands. My goodness.