Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winter Carnival!

I'm excited to show you what the finished Winter Carnival poster looks like- so here it is! I had a fun time making it and people seem to love it. I think it fits the spirit of our town, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This is a small town with a history of ranching, a love of skiing and winter sports, an old-fashioned western downtown, TWO ski areas including Howelsen Hill with world class nordic ski jumping, and a bunch of crazy kids willing to be pulled on skis behind a horse! 

Below are some photos of the linocut block in progress, and then it being printed and painted.

If you'd like to read more about the process of making the poster, there are two interviews you can read: The Steamboat Pilot and Steamboat Sotheby's blog. The posters will be on sale around town soon and I'll keep you updated on that!


  1. This is beautiful, Jill!! The people of Steamboat are so lucky to have you as one of their talented artists!! I especially love all the little people in the background - must've taken you a long time. Congratulations again on this great (and high exposure) assignment.

  2. Thank you so much, Dow and Julie!!