Bird continues

The little bird continued today. The more I work, the more frustrated I become. I seem to recall this sort of feeling when learning new things. The print has started to move in it’s own direction and probably won’t even come close to what I had envisioned, but that’s probably ok.  Proof #4 is below.Continue reading “Bird continues”

Bird in the Hand

I’m back at it for day 2 of trying a new technique. This time around I’m using gold linoleum which certainly cuts differently than the battleship grey. Like yesterday, a dry point needle is the tool utilized and I’m and scratching with the flow of the work. The block is 6″x 6″. Block is inkedContinue reading “Bird in the Hand”

Trying something new

On Monday I saw a different approach to carving a linoleum block: drypoint relief printing (thanks Rosie!). The artist Warren Criswell is an amazing master of this technique. The results yield a soft drawing quality to a normally sharp lined medium. Going through his techniques page, my brain had a hard time wrapping around theContinue reading “Trying something new”

Sunsets and a new year

Happy New Year! I’ve managed to spend the last couple of days in bed ill. Not may favorite way to start a new year. On Thursday night we had one of the most spectacular sunsets. Very interesting cloud formations with gold, pinks, oranges and violets extending over the valley. Stunning! The new year started withContinue reading “Sunsets and a new year”

Mug Experiment

I must admit, it’s rather strange seeing my artwork placed upon a generic white coffee/tea mug. One of my local art friends had recommended Zazzle as a good resource for creating functional ware with your own art images. So I thought “What the heck, I might as well give it a try to see whatContinue reading “Mug Experiment”

Craziness!

Holy Cow! Tomorrow, Wednesday, is set up day at Judith’s studio for the big weekends. Dave is off in Seattle for a week long training and I’m home with the hounds from hell. Last night the dogs and I were out on a gloriously warm walk with my girlfriend and were attacked by a blackContinue reading “Craziness!”

Playing with the etching press

Pulling out an old print got me thinking about creating a new image. It’s been 11 years since I did any work using Polyester Plate Lithography. The above image Rosehips was created by photocopying (toner not ink) a charcoal drawing onto the plate. I won’t go into  history and background of this process because youContinue reading “Playing with the etching press”

Quiet

This morning I sit sipping coffee with my spotted companion curled up on the couch next to me and a heating pad on my back. Life has been full of, well, life stuff I guess. We had a giant push to get Dave off to Alaska and as far as I know, he’s really thereContinue reading “Quiet”

Print Happiness

Last week I went out to procure the mail and discovered a package of print bliss! Yes, the Leftovers Print Exchange had arrived!!! Amy Nack,  head creator of the Leftovers exchange and Wingtip Press in Boise Idaho, has organized the event for the past 4 years. Off the top of my head, I can’t recallContinue reading “Print Happiness”

Weekend Work

Memorial day and a long weekend. Rain, wind and nasty weather. Perfect for indoor work. Saturday, I dragged my husband into see the print/ceramics show for it’s final day. I was delighted to find one of the prints had sold. Mr Moby snoozing in the chair caught someone’s attention enough to move into their home.Continue reading “Weekend Work”