Monday, December 28, 2009

Illustration Friday "Pioneer"

My sister and I loved building snow forts when we were kids. Dad and the snowplow always made giant piles at the end of the driveway for us to dig into. In our little "igloos" we'd build shelves and benches out of snow, and make up imaginary scenarios for hours. Our woolen mittens would be wet and caked with mini frozen snowballs, and our feet would be numb before we would head back into the house to warm up.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

I've been experimenting with the "easy cut" block prints. This image was done in two stages with a lighter layer of blue printed first. Then I cut away a few more details and printed a darker blue blend over the top of the first print. The material is easier to cut than linoleum but it doesn't print well with a printing press because it is so soft and squashy. I used a baren to hand print this edition.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Illustration Friday---"Crunchy"

I must go through a jar of crunchy peanut butter every other week. No one else in the house eats it, but somehow the jar is always empty on a regular basis.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Anniversary to my Mom and Dad! Still dancing in harmony after 52 years!