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-
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.
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!
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.
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!