Printmaking

Angel from Montgomery

I felt great sadness when I heard that the songwriter and singer John Prine died earlier this week from Covid-19. Hearing one of his songs on the radio took me back to the 1970s when I was young and first heard his music. One of the songs, an unhappy and powerful one, that I loved… Continue reading Angel from Montgomery

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Gouache Woodcut Collage

I've been looking for a new direction in my work over the past few months and have posted some of my ideas on the blog. Yet none of them have stayed with me as a path to follow--not the ideas for a dystopian card deck, nor the series on the heart. One thing I have… Continue reading Gouache Woodcut Collage

Mirrors of the Heart Card Deck, Printmaking

Flying Cards

I've recently had various bouts of illness. During this time, I have slowly completed print ready files of the Mirrors of the Heart card deck and have sent them off to the printer. When they are completed, I'll show you their new look. Also, while resting, I've been reworking some more of my earlier art… Continue reading Flying Cards

Books, Poetry, Printmaking, Writing

Black Waterfall Poem Booklet

I've completed an accordion booklet with my writing about Milne's Black Waterfall painting. You can see the initial idea in Poem for an Old Woodcut. There's other related posts following that one. I decided to print my writing on thin Japanese paper and adhere it to the booklet.  Here's some photos of it from different angles. I like seeing different parts… Continue reading Black Waterfall Poem Booklet

Books, Poetry, Printmaking, Writing

A Poem for An Old Woodcut

As I continue turning some of my early prints into booklets, I'm playing around with words I might include with the prints. This last print I've been working with (the one that's also in my previous post) has a lot of black ink in it.  And that got me thinking about some writing I did a… Continue reading A Poem for An Old Woodcut

Books, Printmaking

Reading Old Prints, 3

The most recent origami booklet I've made is from a woodcut I carved and printed in 1973. It's called Forth Form Variation and is from a series I did playing around with several shapes. I used two pine boards that I lined up to make the whole image. I have loved trees since childhood and… Continue reading Reading Old Prints, 3

Printmaking

Orange Girl Woodcut

Here's another woodcut--this time it's one of the first I made.  Some of the earliest prints I made began as scribbled drawings.  In "Orange Girl," I included some the lines from the drawing in the print, showing its origins.  I recall that I experimented with carving a hard wood--either maple or oak.  It wasn't easy,… Continue reading Orange Girl Woodcut

Mail Art, Printmaking

Woodcut Origami

In an earlier post, I showed two origami models I made from old prints. Here's another related model, though more complex than the previous ones.  I love this puzzle purse design which you can open and close with a twist.  I used part of an old woodcut to fold the model.  When closed, it measures 3 inches… Continue reading Woodcut Origami