There are classes and then there’s after the class. There have been times when I’ve taken the class, bought the kit, gotten the supplies and for whatever varied reasons, I kept working the way I always worked and the kit sat, the new knowledge did not alter the course I was on. There are times when classes did make a real impact, but there are also some where I did not immediately keep working at it and time moved on and it sat.
So I was determined to put my new skills to practice right away to really work at not just developing them but at weaving them into the tapestry of my work. And here is my first attempt at etching on my own.
It’s not perfect. There’s an area at the bottom that has no etching. I did not get the resist attached securely in that area and I believe I know what to do differently next time. And while there is a temptation to focus on the area that did not get etched, the truth is more of the piece got etched than did not. I just need to try again. And again.