Painting, Printmaking

Old and New

Here's my most recent work. Following the work I showed in my previous post, I looked through some linocuts I'd made in the early 1970's. The  one you see below is part of a larger print I made by carving free style with only two shapes in mind--the round and the long ones. I have… Continue reading Old and New



I don’t think of myself as a photographer, but since I take my camera with me most days, I’ve decided to show you some of the photographs I take.  The ones in this post are from the University of Toronto campus last week.     Sometimes a scene calls out to me to be taken in… Continue reading Photography

Mail Art, Printmaking

Mail Art Origami & Waxed Paper

Here are the origami models I mentioned in the last post.  I made them from parts of an abstract linocut, Introspection, which I printed in the 1970s and recently coloured with pigment markers.  I then thought of making a larger pinwheel envelope out of waxed paper.  I put the others inside where they could be… Continue reading Mail Art Origami & Waxed Paper

Books, Mail Art, Printmaking

Fold Out Booklet as Mail Art Model

Fold Out Booklet made from old linocut by Lily S. May, 2013I’ve continued turning some of my old prints into booklets and sending them out as mail art.  The one I’ll show you today I’ll be keeping for a while.  It’s a happy accident that I want to use for reference for other booklets.  I… Continue reading Fold Out Booklet as Mail Art Model

Mirrors of the Heart Card Deck, Printmaking

Mirrors of the Heart Card Deck

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

childhood art, Mirrors of the Heart Card Deck

Art and Intuition

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