Maia de Raat's Profile
Illustrator, Designer, Letterpress Printer and Letterpress Teacher at the San Francisco Center for the Book (www.sfcb.org), Toddler Wrangler & Collector of Interesting Objects and Odd Facts.
Inspiration often comes from photos, my own and those I find on the web, usually on sites devoted to favorite pets, odd hobbies or geneology.
When I'm drawing I listen to BBC 7 Radio Online or books on tape which I select primarily by the readers - my favorites being Ian Carmicheal and Barbara Rosenblat.
When I'm printing I listen to NPR or to my Kitchen Sink mix in iTunes which is composed of not only every CD in the household but unlabled mixed CD's friends send. On a regular basis something will come on which I'd swear I'd never heard before and can not identify leading to much idle musing as to where it…
- Born on December 8
- Joined January 22, 2007
Heavy weight paper, 3B pencils, India ink, hard grain woodblocks, battle ship lino blocks, lead type and obsolete dingbats, photopolymer plates, blank film negatives, Exacto knives, German and Japanese wood cutting tools