Sacha Baumann is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles.

Curvy for Day 36 #100DaysStudioObj

Curvy for Day 36 #100DaysStudioObj

My studio neighbor Krista and I have been co-hosting Thursday Night Social each month at Keystone Art Lab. It's a monthly making and noshing night where we explore a specific craft. Last Thursday we made block prints—something I've never done before but have really enjoyed seeing the outcome of other people's projects. 

One of the methods we played around with was carving into a "soft kut block"—a gummy, eraser-like slab of rubber that carves like butter.

I'm a terrible illustrator and am easily intimidated by art projects that involve any form of sketching, so I felt a little nervous coming up with a design for my block. I ended up making a curvy, rainbow-like pattern. It was such fun. I purposefully left some of the negative spaces rough to exaggerate "the hand" in its creation—I like to see the process in the finished work.

I have a few pieces of the soft kut left and am thinking of ways to incorporate designs into my collage work. I can imagine a layered work with embellishments. In the meantime, I've got a sweet little stamp to play with.

#DTLA love, books edition

#DTLA love, books edition

Krafty Day 35 #100DaysStudioObj

Krafty Day 35 #100DaysStudioObj