Post Safari Ideas

It’s been 6 weeks since returning from Africa and not a peep from me regarding the trip. I managed to take thousands of images which have still yet to be figured out. Some images have already been sent off to become a 2020 calendar, others are starting to form ideas for future printmaking endeavors. FriendsContinue reading “Post Safari Ideas”

Thinking South

I’m having a hard time figuring out what to focus energy on today. So many things are jumping through my brain. The dogs, amazingly enough, have already been walked (we had a break in the rain). Cats have received a fair amount of attention. There are several errands to run, groceries &  laundry. I haveContinue reading “Thinking South”

Autumn inspiration

Life is calming down as the weather shifts towards rain. A couple of friends took a nature printing class that inspired me to play with leaves, colors, and cloth. Since I really have no idea what I’m doing, the mark of a true adventure, I pulled out fabric screen ink, waxed paper, paper towels, andContinue reading “Autumn inspiration”

Backyard Wildlife Book

Today, the start of my book titled “Backyard Wildlife” was packed up and sent to Minnesota for the next addition of artwork! Horray!!!! Concertina Book Collaboration 2018! Background: The group was formed through blogging. (Yes, there really can be some cool connections made through blogs!) The first book collaboration started in 2015. It included 4Continue reading “Backyard Wildlife Book”

Finished and moving on

Whew! I actually completed an artwork. Next up is the book collaboration and possibly another print exchange in Castlemaine Australia (thanks to my art friend Karen!) The book paper is folded and ready for sketches! Ideas should start attaching to paper today. The weather continues to slowly warm, flowers and trees are blooming, green surroundsContinue reading “Finished and moving on”

Rainy day work

Spring is here and the print is moving forward. Kind of. I always have such angst about carving away more and more of the block. The ear has yet to receive much attention. The feet are unresolved. I feel like adding screen print color over the image. Maybe sleeping on it will present a clearContinue reading “Rainy day work”

Empty Bowl Start

Two projects on the table: It took quite a while to figure out an image for Wingtip Press Leftovers Print Exchange due at the end of March. Finally the drawing has moved to the soft block and cutting commenced! The print is actually looking a bit like my boy Moby! Since the exchange will benefitContinue reading “Empty Bowl Start”

Looking Nifty

A basket of finished towels! Not a bad site to behold. They still need one good washing before a hot iron and packaging of some sort. The jury is still out on which towel is the best. I’ll let consumers be the best judge. Why did I choose these two colors? The blue and orange-yellow?Continue reading “Looking Nifty”

Pushing forward with something

Today was the first WARM day here in the Willamette Valley. We hit 80F (26.6C)! Our spring has been overly wet and grey. Some of the native trees have been about 2 weeks behind schedule. On “normal years”, the Plumeria plants move outside around April 1. This year its a month late. Current art relatedContinue reading “Pushing forward with something”

Sheep Time

The deadline is approaching for submitting to the Leftover’s Print Exchange and one is finally moving forward! I’m using soft block for creating an image to speed things up. A few more tweaks and I’ll call it quits. I think! The image is of my favorite sheep buddy named Tractor. He’s a Jacob’s Sheep, knownContinue reading “Sheep Time”