Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I just joined Printsy- a large group of printmakers with stores on Etsy. They have a blog with interviews and other info. There are also links to new prints for sale every week. There's a Flickr page and a Team page with discussions. Lots of printmaking stuff to see all over the place!

Here are some of my favorite beautiful prints for sale on Etsy-

Girl with a Pram by GrazvydaArt
Flights of Fancy: Fly Stork by Barbara Fernekes Hughes

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Illustration Friday: Toy

I haven't flown a kite in a long time but I used to love it! I grew up in Laramie, Wyoming and it was so windy there that you had to be careful not to try it on the windiest days because your kite might crash or the string might break. This particular toy is special because there are crayons tied to the tail that are coloring a rainbow in the sky.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wooden book covers

I am so close to putting together 4 of these books! One will be a test and the other 3 will be the first in an edition of ten. The covers are painted wood. Now I need to work on the leather straps that will go around the wooden spine and attach to the covers. I get super excited when I get this close to seeing a finished book!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Art Auction to help Japan

Meg Hunt and her sister are organizing an auction of artwork to raise relief funds for Japan. You can see all of the info on her blog Show & Tell. If you are an artist check it out! They need to receive donations by March 31st. I'm going to send one of my linocuts called Seasons.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Home sketch colored

Here's a peek of  the colored sketch of my poem Home. It still needs some work before I turn it into a linocut! Coloring the drawing really helps me work out the problems before I start carving.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Drawing Home

I've been working on this poem Home for quite a while. It was originally written to be part of my artist book about Earth. But I decided the poem didn't really fit with the art I'd already made for that book. Then I thought if I expanded it maybe I could make it into a children's book. But that didn't seem quite right either. So I've decided to do the poem as a large linocut. I think I'm going to do multiple blocks for different colors instead of painting it with watercolor. I will paint this sketch with watercolor though to help me think about the colors. I'll post that colored sketch soon!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Giveaway on The Visual Storytellers Studio!

For the first couple weeks of March you can enter to win one of my original linocut prints on the VSS! Go on over there and check it out. :) :) :)