Monday, August 25, 2014

The Mouse Pirate (Illustration Friday---Skull)

     Here is my take on this week's Illustration Friday theme---"Skull"

Enjoying my last week of summer vacation! Will have to get some school stuff ready this week in preparation of my first official day back next Tuesday, but will try to take advantage of the nice weather! It is sunny and in the 80's for the next few days!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lighthouse Print

I've been working on a new block print, and finished it up yesterday. The image of the island and its lighthouse is from a photo I took while we were camping in Maine, on Penobscot Bay. I think it is the Indian Island Lighthouse, Rockport Harbor.

                   Step One/Two---Cutting out the white areas and printing two layers of blue

Step Three---Printing the brown layer over the blues

                                         Step Four---There was also a layer of green

 Step Five---The final black layer

                 The finished print ready to be signed and numbered. There are twelve prints in this edition.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Journey--Illustration Friday

Illustration Friday  "Journey"

Wow! The summer is flying by! I'm going back to work in two weeks, and I'm just starting the process of mentally preparing myself for the transition back to the classroom. This will be my 30th year teaching art at the same high school. I still really enjoy my job, but it seems hard to believe that I've spent more than half of my life in Room 701!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Uncommon Art on the Common

My booth at the Art Fest in Goffstown on August 2nd

I had an enjoyable day at the "Uncommon Art on the Common" Art Fest last Saturday. It ended up being decent, weather wise---just cloudy---no rain. I got the chance to explain the process of reduction printmaking to a lot of folks who had little knowledge of the technique. Although many remembered making linoleum block prints in school.

Yesterday I went to the League of NH Craftsmen Show in Sunapee with two of my art teacher friends. We had a great time looking through all the booths and hunting for this year's perfect mug. It was a beautiful day and not too crowded!

               The new mug on the right joins last year's pick! Both are made by potter Lloyd Hamovit.

Sadie enjoying her porch perch.