The weeks before and after Christmas were hard ones, what with much cloudy wet weather in Toronto and the fear inducing news about Omicron. I found that walking in the neighbourhood helped. The appearance of a flock of birds was a welcome surprise and rescue. The occasional hawk or two gliding above the ravines was… Continue reading Birds, The Sun and a Collage
November 2021, Brickworks, Toronto Though the work I'll show today is black and white, outdoors the colours were magnificent this past week. We came out of much rain and clouds to days of sunshine on the turning leaves. Photos don't do the leaves justice, but invoke memories. I felt that that's as it should be,… Continue reading This Autumn
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.
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
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
As you may have heard, it's been a hard week in Toronto what with a man driving a van onto a busy sidewalk and killing and injuring many people. I don't live in the neighbourhood this happened in, but this horrendous crime has affected people around the city. I've been looking for solace and have… Continue reading Flowers and Frames
Over the past few weeks, I've been making rough proofs--trial prints--of several linoleum and soft linoleum blocks to see which, if any, I will enter into an international miniature juried print exhibition. In these, I'm working on design elements mainly. I printed the blocks on newsprint paper, taped them to bookcases to view and tried… Continue reading Proofs
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.
Here’s the reblog of Alhambra Linocuts by Catherine Cronin, an artist whose work I enjoy. Her recent posts of drawings of the Alhambra, helped me finally post some photos from my trip to that amazing site last spring.
I have editioned my ‘Alhambra Arches’ linocut in three different colourways, five prints for each colour making a variable limited edition of 15.
Image size approx 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Paper size 24.5 x 31 cm
Now available to buy in my Etsy shop.
(© Catherine Cronin)
I've begun making a series of postcards. Here are the first two I've designed, back from the printer. These are combinations of two poems I've written superimposed on two of my linocuts. You can also see the postcards in my etsy shop. I decided to give the series a name and hit upon naming them in… Continue reading Cedar Postcards