Thursday, July 25, 2013


I'm learning how to use a coupon code to make a sale over at my Etsy shop. If there's something you'd like, you can buy it for 25% off from now through this weekend. Just type in the code LINOLEUM at the checkout. Here are some of the original prints in my shop.....

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Penguin Journal Cover

I posted earlier about Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search. I entered because I was curious to see what the assignments would be like. The first assignment was to create a journal cover with a vintage playground equipment theme. The word Journal also had to be in the image somewhere.

I had fun trying something different. This linocut is printed on a grid I drew with pencil and painted with watercolor. It has a really different look than my usual, and I think I'll try doing something like this again!

Next, the oddles of people who entered are narrowed down to the top 50. Those 50 people get the next assignment. If I don't make the next round, I hope I will still find out what the assignment is!

Here is the slide image I found online that inspired my piece. Doesn't it look like a fun slide?!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Illustration Friday: Robots

This is a print I made a couple years ago, but it fits this week's Illustration Friday theme so well, I had to recycle it. It's called The Tourists and I drew it while I was on vacation in Durango, Colorado being a tourist myself.

Very soon I'll have a brand new piece to show! Hint.... what black and white polar animal loves to slide on its belly?????

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dreaming of Flowers

Here is my new print painted! I think it has a good summertime feel. And below is its black and white version. Usually I think the color is necessary to make it look finished, but this one has a nice balance of black and white and looks kind of good unpainted.

Monday, July 8, 2013


I finally got to print Dreaming of Flowers while Tessa's grandparents were in town and free to babysit. It was fun to see a new print emerge after so long!

Next I get to play with colors for it!