In the evenings, I often sketch imaginary images in a variety of sketchbooks. Some of these images influence other work I do, some feel like extended doodles with no need to be anything other than themselves. Here are several recent images that I've made with felt pens. The divided image below did influence the scratchboard,… Continue reading From My Sketchbook
Sisters of Mercy Proof
I was ill over the past while and only got to printing a first proof of the Sisters of Mercy block print this past weekend. If you're not familiar with printmaking, a proof is a print of a block that may not be fully complete. You can print the block at different stages to see how it's coming… Continue reading Sisters of Mercy Proof
Earlier this month I was in Algonquin Park in Ontario. There we went for day hikes and went kayaking off Lake Opeongo. On a day when the stream was totally smooth, we saw reflections so clear that you couldn’t, at first, tell where the water and land began or ended. Fabulous designs were formed from… Continue reading Diamond Reflections
Appliqué for Peace of Mind
Here's another embroidered appliqué I made recently--this one with merino wool felt. I sewed in the evenings, this time to calm myself from the dreadful news of wars, racism, illness and sexual assaults of women that have all been in the forefront recently. The idea for this design grew out of a recent trip to… Continue reading Appliqué for Peace of Mind
This is another one of the abstract linocuts I made in 2006. I again printed the block upside down on itself which gives the print its symmetry.