Saturday, May 31, 2014

Liz & Smokey

Here is the finished print of Liz with her dog Smokey. It was fun to paint the sunset sky and flowers. And  Liz likes it- yay!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Leaves

It's my favorite time of year- when the grass is bright green and the new baby leaves are just coming out. Here are a couple of spring photos from Steamboat Springs.

And here are the leaves I'm carving right now. Happy green trees!

Friday, May 16, 2014


A friend lost her dear dog, Smokey recently. I'm making this print for her in his memory. It's so terribly hard when a pet dies, isn't it?

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Second Print Book Returns!

Just the other day I got the best surprise in the mail!!! This little book full of prints from artists all around the world has been passed around for the last two years and just made its way back to me. 

I first made 5 of these small blank books in 2010 and mailed them to printmakers asking them to add a  print of their own to the pages. One came back to me blank and one came back after a couple of years full of artwork! Here is the blog post I did about that book. Diane Patmore in Australia saw that post and asked me to send her a book. Below is the Koala Bear print she added. This book has really traveled the globe- from Australia, to Spain, France, South Africa, China, and back to New York. What fun!!! 

Now I will make some prints to send back as thank you's. If you didn't include your contact info in the book, please email it to me- I'm so excited to see this book! It's amazing how beautifully it turned out. So nice to meet some new printmakers!

I'm on the left and Diane Patmore at More Idle Thoughts in Australia is on the right.

Mariann Johansen-Ellis at Cascada Studio in Spain.

Nancy Wilson at Atelier & Maison Conti in France and Colleen Ross in South Africa.

Heidi Mouret in South Africa and Anne Cameron in China

Gretchen Ettlie in China and Karina Zuniga in Rochester, New York

Jaci Ayorinde in Rush, New York

I've actually passed this book on to a printmaker I met just tonight who lives in Steamboat, Molly Wilson. I'll share what she adds in another post!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sandhill Cranes finished

I just love it when the Sandhill Cranes come each spring. They fly overhead making their distinctive strange call. Standing in the field, they are so large I've mistaken them at a glance for deer. When we see the cranes, we know the snow is on the way out and the trees will be budding soon.

Below are the black and white print before I painted it, and the carved block.