Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Almost Done With 100 Animals!

Yesterday I did animal number 88 in my sketchbook. I'm so close! This year I'm not trying to do one each day. I had lots of other art commitments and I knew I wouldn't be able to do it all unless I wasn't rigid about when I got things done. I'm glad I made that decision! Last year doing one tree each day for 100 days, I learned a ton. But it felt like I didn't need to learn those same lessons again this year. This year since I allowed myself some flexibility and wasn't in a hurry, I think I've been able to do more thoughtful artwork, interesting backgrounds, use the media I explored last time and still try different things this time. It's so much fun! Here they all are on my website.

And here are some recent favorites:

When I get done with all 100, I'm going to do a giveaway! I'll give away one print from my blog, one from Instagram, and one from Facebook. Stay tuned for the details!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Einstein Quote Finished!

I finally finished this challenging print! The block is 30 inches long and I printed it on light blue Magnani Prescia, a lovely heavy printmaking paper. Carving all the letters was tedious, but I enjoy carving text so it wasn't bad. The friend who commissioned me to create this piece is very happy!

Below are some photos taken while printing the quote. My husband and I have been watching Genius, the TV series about Albert Einstein while I finished carving the block. It's interesting to work on the quote while watching a show about his life. It really makes history come alive!