Printmaking

Monoprints

Here are two monoprints I made in the early 1970s that, thankfully, I have kept. I came across them while organizing my prints. I only made a few monoprints because I was focusing on making woodcuts and linocuts. I made these two prints by rolling printing ink onto a piece of flat glass and then… Continue reading Monoprints

Exhibits & Performances, Printmaking

Printmaking Show

I'll be showing four prints that I haven't exhibited before at The Printmaking Show at Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E. (just west of Coxwell) in Toronto. The prints are two linocuts and two block prints made on rubbery-like blocks in 2018 and 2019. The show is from June 29 to July 17. The… Continue reading Printmaking Show

Photography, Printmaking

Gathering

Since returning to Toronto from our week in the countryside, I've begun seriously organizing years of prints. Most recently, I've stored them in large boxes though in the past I had the larger ones rolled in tubes. I began printmaking in 1971 and have moved five or six times since then. So, as I was… Continue reading Gathering

Felt & Fabric, Printmaking

War & Peace (Not the Book)

With the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, I've been thinking often about the dreadfulness of war. Here's two linocuts on war and peace I made years ago and first posted in 2014 and 2016. In 2003, when the US-led invasion of Iraq began, I made the War linocut. I printed one of the images on… Continue reading War & Peace (Not the Book)

Printmaking

Shield

Lino Block, 12" x 12", Shield, 1989, Lily S. May under birth name S. Barsel Recently I thought about a print that I made years ago. I'd printed the block on t-shirts and sold some of them. However I still have a few of the shirts neatly folded on a shelf and my husband said… Continue reading Shield

Exhibits & Performances, Printmaking

Exhibition News

In the fall or early winter, I was happily surprised to receive a cheque for one of my entries into the Ottawa School of Art Miniature Print Biennale Exhibition. The print called The Conductor had sold. Then a week or two ago--I lose sight of time during the pandemic--I received a copy of the exhibition's… Continue reading Exhibition News

Printmaking

Face

I’ve been contemplating what to post for weeks. The artwork I’m doing now is not finished and I’m not ready to show it in its unfinished state. So I’ve decided to post a linocut from 1989 that I printed on some T-shirts. I had scribbled an image on a lino block and carved it following… Continue reading Face

Printmaking

Good Health

I wish you good health as COVID-19 travels around the world. I and my husband are well at the time I'm writing here in Toronto, Canada. My walks in my neighbourhood help my spirit as I look for signs of spring in the gardens and on the trees. And I do a little drawing many… Continue reading Good Health

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