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”
I could have named this post “15 minutes of wildlife “, since it happened in a short length of time. The weather has shifted back to rain and cooler temps. It was morning and I was enjoying a cup of tea, contemplating what the day would bring when I glanced out the sliding glass door to theContinue reading “The Fox, Rabbit and the Pointer “
I’ve been craving creating a wood block for several months. Rather than feeling hesitant about cutting into a new block (which always scares me), I’m recycling the flip side of an old one. Hazelnut kindly has provided the inspiration. Yes, we adopted a new dog. She is a terrier mix and full of spunk. IContinue reading “Dog Print Start “
With the early morning temperatures reaching down to the mid-20’s, daily chores start outside. It’s not like we have a farm, but we do aid the wildbird population by providing water and food stations. The birdbaths are frozen and get a quick dumping of the ice and addition of quarts of warmish water. The hummingbirdContinue reading “Thanksgiving Warming”
I’m not certain what’s happened to this weekend, except we have an extra dog. Ms Maggie came for a short visit while her parents have a dog free mini-vacation. She’s not a stranger to our home, typically visiting several times a year. This particular visit has been extra enjoyable, probably due to only having one dog and theContinue reading “Dog Distractions”
While the Chihuahua waits for spray fixative before continuing forward, I decided to start another image on the back side of the board. The drawing board takes up quite a bit of studio space when propped on boxes. It was from my father’s collection and first belonged to the University of Oregon school of Architecture. IContinue reading “On the flip side”
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”
It’s always so easy to make a wrong cut when working with block prints. On examination of the first block I realized Reggie’s lower jaw had just become hair. So, I pulled out another block and started over. It’s getting pretty close to completion now!
Since the terrier print was so enjoyable to create, I’ve decided to do another today. This one is based on my friend Amee’s Labradoodle named Reggie. Like the terrier print, it’s 4″x4″ .
Do you own a senior dog with a crusty nose? Seems like there are several folks out there searching for information about the cause. We wondered the same thing when our ancient german shorthair pointer came down with it (actually she was around 14.5- 15 years at the time). The vet was consulted, yet heContinue reading “Crusty Nose Dog”