Mirrors of the Heart Card Deck, Printmaking

The Return

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.

Printmaking

BIMPE XI

I'm a very slow packer who ponders every possible way to prevent damage when I'm mailing artwork or the card decks I sell on etsy. But earlier this week I did send 3 relief prints to another international print exhibition--the eleventh Biennial Miniature Print Exhibition. It's held in Vancouver British Columbia in Canada, with the… Continue reading BIMPE XI

drawing, Printmaking

Drawing and Printing

During December I did a series of pencil drawings of objects around me that I like--many of them handmade and beautiful for their non-perfection. I haven't drawn with pencil recently and I did so while seeing if I could come up with ideas for a miniature print competition I'm thinking of entering. The ideas for… Continue reading Drawing and Printing

Exhibits & Performances, Printmaking

Two Tiny Prints & A Show

Here's two very small prints--under four inches longest side each--that I made while thinking of entering a print exchange in the UK. Nothing was going smoothly and I finally decided not to enter the show. The first one morphed from a sunny face into one that began looking like some politicians I dislike and into… Continue reading Two Tiny Prints & A Show

Painting, Printmaking, Uncategorized

Recent Happenings and Prints

I had a great time at The Heart Show that four of my prints were in during February. I was happy that two of the four prints I submitted sold. Since then, I've been making more prints and adding finishing touches to others. This first block print is one I've posted before. I returned to work… Continue reading Recent Happenings and Prints

Printmaking

Aspects of the Heart

Here are the 4 block prints I've made for the upcoming heart show at Gerrard Art Space in Toronto. The gallery has called for submissions of up to four pieces which got me thinking about the four chambers of the heart. This led me to the four elements: earth, air, fire and water. Though I… Continue reading Aspects of the Heart

Nature Photography, Photography, Printmaking

This and That

In December, I saw a tree near the Allan Gardens Conservatory in Toronto in full sun. I believe the tree is a sycamore or plane tree. With the sun full on it, the tree appeared to give off light. Here's one of the photos I took of it. In December, I also received a surprise… Continue reading This and That

Exhibits & Performances, Printmaking

Good News

I learned yesterday that at least one of the three prints I submitted to BIMPE X--the Biennial Miniature Print Exhibition--has been accepted for the show. The organizers received over 700 prints from 300 artists. Around half were selected by the jury. The show will open in late September in Vancouver, BC. I'm interested in seeing… Continue reading Good News

Printmaking

Changes

I've finally completed the block prints I'll be sending to the miniature print show in Vancouver, Canada. Two of the three I showed in Proofs and the Past have either changed or been eliminated. The blue print called Dreamscape is the one that remains. Here it is printed on Japanese paper: The print I thought of… Continue reading Changes

Photography, Printmaking

Proofs and the Past

Some highlights from the past week: First, The Proofs: I've continued working on rough proofs, trial block prints, that I'll be submitting to BIMPE--Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition. I've gotten them to the point where I'm ready to print them in their final form. Here's the three of them. I think of the first as… Continue reading Proofs and the Past