Thursday, January 26, 2017

New Linocut Animal Series

I'm going to be the featured artist at the Steamboat Art Museum Gift Shop in March. I wanted to have a new linocut series for the show, and because I'm working on 100 Animals in my sketchbook, animals seemed like the perfect subject.

These are small, 4x6 inches and will be printed in black on white paper with maybe just a few spots of color. But since I'm doing lots of sketchbook work lately, I made some fun prints directly into the book that have colored backgrounds.

Next up are the turtle and the dragonfly! I'm trying to stay away from my usual furry mammals and try out some insects, reptiles, fish, and of course I can't resist making birds. Stay tuned for more!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

This and That

Sorry it's been so long since a post! My lovely iMac died about a month ago and I wasn't able to replace it until a couple days ago. There wasn't anything so pressing that I needed to blog from my phone, which is a little awkward. However, I'm always active on Instagram and Facebook if I vanish from here for a bit, look out for me over there.

I've really been down about the election, crazy awful policy changes, and the division of our country. I did a few things that made me feel better. I wrote a thank you letter to President Obama and Mrs. Obama in December.

My daughter and I made signs and just marched in the Women's March on Steamboat Springs this morning.

 And in the last month I've done lots of crafts.

I made 2 different bird's nests and have a lot of respect for nest builders now- it's not easy!!

Tessa and I made a hat.

And pretty snowflakes.

As a Christmas surprise, I turned Tessa's painting into fabric from Spoonflower, and my mother sewed it into a wonderful twirly skirt!

And I had a couple of treasure hunts.

Some of these older prints were claimed, but there are lots left. Let me know if you want one!

Larger linocuts of mine were hidden in the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

 And one set was even found by a good friend!!

I'm still creating 100 Animals and you can see them all so far on my website, Facebook or Instagram. Here are a couple of favorites from the last month-

I've started a new series of linocuts and I'll share a bit about them in my next post!