Monday, August 30, 2010

And The Winner Is...Justin Soenksen!

See the line of pink ink on the floor in the foreground of the picture above? Undeniable proof! Justin's ink-covered squeegee did a back flip. It won't be the last time it happens in class this semester, but Justin wins the award for being first. The prize? Unfortunately, it's having to clean it up.

Screenprinting is lots of fun, but there can be pitfalls. One of them is the Squeegee Backflip, which happens when that tool's precarious balance against the back wall of the screen, a part of the printing maneuver, goes haywire.

I must say, in Justin's defense, that he is one of the first students to print this semester. And he is in the advanced section, so he knows what he is doing most of the time. We could probably even suggest that Justin did this intentionally so the new screenprinting students wouldn't have to face the embarrassment. An act of human kindness, pure and simple.


  1. The Squeegee Backflip is one of those happy artistic moments that deserves greater prominence in your post. And clean it up? Only if it leads to more.... :-) --RCH