Sketchbooking, Printing & Podcasting

Finished 11/100 entry for The 100 Day Project via Instagram. Do you listen while you work or are you quiet, thoughtful, meditative? When I’m in the studio working on some sort of (hopefully) creative installment, I tend to go for music. Lately, however, I’ve become quite addicted to podcasts. Artists and makers talking about everything […]

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Sketch.Paint.Print. No. 5

  Hiya and Happy New Year! I took an extra long break from mid December until last week and am ready to get back to “normal” life. On a personal note, my surgery went very well and now the waiting happens. With any luck, the surgery will have nudged the second phase of this disease […]

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Sketch.Paint.Print. No. 4

  Seemed like it had been too long since I’d REALLY played around with lettering so last week I dug down deep into my file of favorite quotes and came up with this one from Ralph Waldo Emerson.     I sketched it out and (again) decided print before paint. For some reason, printing in […]

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Simple Solution: Easy Relief Print Registration

    This simple solution is an alternative to my earlier relief print registration tutorial. Both work great and are simple but this one can be done with materials you’re likely to have around the house.   You’ll need:   Mark the center both horizontally and vertically on your sheet of paper. Then block off […]

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Sketch.Paint.Print. No.3

  Lately, I’ve been working crazy hard on this new project. But this past weekend I had a terrible hankering to carve. Pretty sure I once said that when carving gets in your blood it’s almost impossible to ignore. It’s true. Anyway. I wanted to carve.   But to carve, you must first sketch. Not […]

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Sketch.Paint.Print. No.2

Hydie ho! It’s Friday. Any plans? We’ll be hanging around here – chasing the dog, losing sleep, you know, the usual. I’ll be painting, too – hopefully. Remember when I said I used to paint house portraits? Well, I did along with many other subjects. Lately, it’s the house portraits I’ve been focused on. I […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 1/52 Seedpod

I need a challenge for the sake of creativity and keeping my brain centered. (Don’t you?) And even though it may be a struggle, I am committed. (Join me?) Original Sketch. Of course, it won’t always be detailed. Simple, after all, is exquisite. (Don’t you think?) 52 Weeks of Print: Week One “the seed pod” […]

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Easy DIY Relief Print Registration Board

A new art technique/hobby starts out innocent enough, right? Take printmaking. You carve something, turn the carving over onto a sheet of paper and press really hard. Simple stuff. It always starts out simple. Next thing you know, you’ve fallen into the rabbit hole. Such is my life, my friend. Such is my life. Before […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 18/52

Whew! Just sliding in under the radar this week. So, rather than my usual lino carving for week 18, I decided to try out this technique. I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to try out screen printing. I found a beautiful photo of black cohosh and, with its simple lines, I knew it was […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 8/52

This one came to fruition with difficulty. My creativity apparently checked out and I went through several bad sketches. But once decided, it came together quite easily. 52 Weeks of Print: 8/52 To see weeks 1-7

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52 Weeks of Print: 7/52

…in the oddest places. Do you see the resemblance? I was showering and thinking of my next project for 52 Weeks of Print and there it was – a group of four accent tiles. This block began as a simple sketch similar to the tiles above then morphed into something a little more detailed. By […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 6/52

For Easter, a fancy bunny who, to be honest, looks a little like he should be on a pyramid wall in the middle of the dessert. 52 Weeks of Print: Week 6. To see weeks 1-5

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