It's the Winter Solstice with the longest night of the year and, after that, the gradual return of light. In celebration, here's 2 linocuts I made as part of the Mirrors of the Heart card deck. Good health, peaceful nights and returning daylight to you.
This week my auspicious card deck, Mirrors of the Heart, has returned from the printer. It's on thicker card stock with matte lamination. This time it's black and white like the original linos. And, I've added a back to each card--a linocut of two birds. I've put the deck up in my etsy shop.
I've recently had various bouts of illness. During this time, I have slowly completed print ready files of the Mirrors of the Heart card deck and have sent them off to the printer. When they are completed, I'll show you their new look. Also, while resting, I've been reworking some more of my earlier art… Continue reading Flying Cards
This week, after years of selling the original printings of the card deck I made in 1994, it sold out in my etsy shop. Mirrors of the Heart has been the most popular item I've ever made. And, as an artist who has sold a modest amount of work in my life, it's been an amazing experience… Continue reading Popularity
Finally, this week I did something I've been planning to do for a while. I created a page about the most popular art work I've done--my card deck, Mirrors of the Heart. It's made of linocuts I created in 1994 and had offset printed. There are other images from the deck in the Mirrors category.
Mirrors of the Heart--some of the cards in the deck--by Lily S. May, copyright 1994Like it or not, it’s Valentine’s Day. And because of that, I’m offering up some hearts from the card deck I made in 1994. Mirrors of the Heart grew out of my interest at that time in tarot cards. I thought… Continue reading Mirrors of the Heart Card Deck
When I did printmaking I greatly enjoyed the mental gymnastics that were part of the process. First of all, you have to consider that everything you carve prints in reverse. This requires particular attention when you include words or numbers in the image. I recall times when my mind wandered and I found myself carving… Continue reading Mental Gymnastics in Printmaking
By the time I reached my mid 20s, I had become wary of courses in art. And, so, I set out to teach myself, as much as was possible, how to make linocuts and woodcuts. Outside of one or two prints I’d made in high school art classes, printmaking was a new venture for me.… Continue reading Mirror Images
I no longer have any art work that I did between the age of three and my early twenties, other than one or two pieces that are now on relatives’ walls. I would love to see some of that lost work today. I have, however, kept a small sketchbook and index cards from the late… Continue reading Art and Intuition