Printmaking at Home with Jen Hewett

Because sometimes when we draw, we draw with a sponge

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Hello DT peeps. Good news: it’s still Summer, and the flowers feelings are STRONG.

I can’t stop drawing these dahlia’s my friend, Emily Pilloton, founder of Girls Garage, grew in her backyard.

Inspired by the dahlia’s busting out all over, this week we’re sharing a classic DT featuring a wonderful friend DrawTogether: the printmaker, surface designer, textile artist, and author Jen Hewett. In the early instagram days of DT, Jen stopped by and taught us how to do some awesome printmaking using simple materials and shapes.

This is a long episode with about 20 minutes of flower shape warm up drawing. Want to skip to Jen’s printmaking? Slide the counter in the video above to 24:00 where you get to meet Jen and her beloved dog Gus who has since passed (we miss you Gus) and dive into stamping/printmaking with stuff you have around the house.

Materials you’ll need:

This is a fun, easy-to-do activity that teaches littler kids (and all of us) so much about shape, pattern and color.

Also, check out Jen’s books - her most recent is This Long Thread: Women of Color on Craft, Community and Connection - you can purchase it directly, along with her fabrics and scarves, on her website.

AND this weekend we’re trying something a little different. I’m going to send out a dispatch from my OWN drawing adventures over the past week. I’m thankfully getting back in the habit of daily drawing (practice what you preach, MacNaughton!) and Ill share a little of what i’ve been doodling. Maybe you’ll share some of yours, too. Because…

Everything is better when we DrawTogether (you knew that was coming.)

xoxo

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