Esta Fischer's short stories have been published in Colere, Eclipse, The Broome Review, The Four-Cornered Universe, The Write Room, and other print journals and ezines. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Boston University.
Diana Paul loves printmaking, because she feels that there are no mistakes in printmaking. One of her favorite prints is her first copper etching -an image of weeds- that had been dipped into rather gritty, sludge-like acid. When she pulled the copper out of the acid, there was a little pea-sized blob on the copper. She was upset that her etching had been ruined. But when she rinsed off the acid, the blob had washed away, revealing a beautiful, perfectly etched miniature bug -wings and all- delicately hanging upside down on a tiny branch. That experience epitomizes printmaking for her: both in art and in life, the unexpected can be a beautiful surprise. ¬Her focus is on a Japanese aesthetic combined with a mixed media approach to the image, usually an organic one, with an element of surprise or the unexpected thrown in. Please visit www.unhealedwound.com to view more of her art.