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Announcing "Art and Adventure Taiwan 2019"

Elizabeth Schowachert

Announcing "Art and Adventure Taiwan 2019"

Taipei is a special place, a wonderful city rich in culture and visual beauty. I am excited to offer a wonderful travel adventure to a select few February, 2019! This will be an intimate adventure and one that you won't forget!

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The Art of Tools - Summer Sale 20% OFF ALL Silicone Mark Making Tools

Elizabeth Schowachert

The Art of Tools - Summer Sale 20% OFF ALL Silicone Mark Making Tools

There is something so immediate and wonderful about print making. I love the freedom of creating an image on the plate, then pulling the print. Some days the images come quickly and effortlessly, other days not so much! I do find myself often thinking, "I wish I had a specific size of tool" or "wouldn't that be cool to be able to make a specific kind of mark". This thought process lead me down the path of creating my own mark making tools for the Roland HOTbox™ and to developing a new series of work called "The Art of Tools" (example below).    ...

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The Duality Of Being An Artist And A Maker

Elizabeth Schowachert

The Duality Of Being An Artist And A Maker

Creating art/painting will always be something that is a vital part of my psyche and makes me feel as if I am doing something meaningful with my time and energy. I don't think this will ever change, and as such, I expect that creating art will always be important to me. Recently I have come to realize that in addition to being a painter, I am also a maker - someone who takes deep satisfaction in making functional and beautiful things. I realized this because I was looking for ways to disrupt my painting process, and found that introducing new tools when creating my...

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Small Studies - Finding Images Intuitively

Elizabeth Schowachert

Small Studies - Finding Images Intuitively

I really enjoy painting with ink. The brushes, the handmade paper, the smell of the ink, as well as working with a limited pallet are all part of the painting experience.  Solely relying on the brush strokes to command and articulate an image is rewarding. Being loose and free is critical when painting in this style - the slightest bit of hesitation shows in the work, and finding your voice can be a challenge. Feeling a sense of freedom and having the confidence to lay down the ink with intent has been and continues to be a challenging yet enriching...

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Working With A Ruling Pen

Elizabeth Schowachert

Working With A Ruling Pen

In previous posts, I mentioned how using different mark making tools is a way for me to keep things fresh and unpredictable. Most recently I have been experimenting with ruling pens, they are more of a drawing tool, versus a brush. I like the way you can apply the ink onto the paper, making very specific lines and shapes. A lot of people also use ruling pens for lettering when working with liquid ink. I made a short video to demonstrate one way that you can use a ruling pen.  Click on the photo below and you will link to...

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