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
I love Leslie Nan Moon’s work and wanted to show it to you. Here’s her latest post with some of her excellent prints in multi media form.
I continue turning some of my old prints into origami booklets. And, as so often happens, I've been changing the work in ways I didn't first set out to do. I tried a few booklets with simple collages of some poetry I've written. Then, this morphed into bits of writing about the weather or a… Continue reading Reading Old Prints, 2
I'll be showing you more photos from my trip to Spain, but meanwhile I've begun a project to transform many of my old prints into origami books. I first did this when I sent some prints as mail art, but haven't continued sending them out. Here's the plan which may change over time. I'm going… Continue reading Reading Old Prints
In the 1970s, I visited The Virgin Islands several times to see my parents who had moved there. Trees have always given me great solace and joy. There was an enormous kapok tree on the island. I loved that tree and used to go see it and photograph it whenever I travelled there. I often walked between… Continue reading Kapok Tree at Cinnamon Bay
I've been enjoying working on a series of scratchboard drawings to go with writing I did a few years ago. I hit upon scratchboard drawings because they can bear some resemblance to lino and woodcuts which I love but gave up making because of repetitive strain from carving. I made the three papier mache masks… Continue reading Scratchboard and Masks
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.
I have one of my favourite linocuts hanging in my work room. Here’s a photo of it, wrinkles and all. I made this linocut in 1990 under my birth name, so not to wonder what’s up with the name—if you’re interested in such things. I call this print The Rose Tattoo after a dream I… Continue reading The Rose Tattoo Linocut