A major Japanese TV show called “Rediscover Japan recently featured my work.” It’s about Japanese influence on the rest of the world. The section on Gyotaku starts at 2:40. It discusses how traditionally Japanese gyotaku is made with black ink on white paper, but recently some are making “colorful gyotaku” in the States. It highlights some of the prints I did on fabric earlier this year with CMY colors on cotton fabric. I still have some for sale in my Etsy shop. Check them out via the link below!
During the Nature Printing Society conference this fall, I had my first opportunity to print an octopus. This was a direct print gyotaku class with Lori Loftus and Sharron Huffman. We used Speedball oil-based fabric and paper ink. I mixed red, blue, and silver with some transparent base in order to get a pale, shimmering purple. This piece is already sold, but I have a few more to finish.