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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New Relief Prints in the Shop

Someone asked me the other day on Instagram when I would be offering my linocut prints for sale and my reply was as soon as I get my ducks in a row. Life gets in the way of so much – or is it the other way around?  Good news. I got a few ducks […]

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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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Sketchbook: You Are My Favorite Destination

A little painting from my time spent alone last week. (You may have seen a sneaky peek on Instagram.) While eating cake and drinking coffee, tea and wine and creating things like this I must have been missing my other half a bit because this little phrase popped into my head. I was amazed how […]

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Sketchbook: The Only Person

Playing with letters again. And as for the quote – can I get an amen? Enjoy your day, friends. Tools: This homemade art journal, Faber Castell Pen, everyday mechanical pencil, this eraser

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52 Weeks of Print: 52/52

I’ll be honest. Around my house I’m not know as someone who finishes a task. AND this 52 week project ended up taking almost two years – but in my defense I had medical reasons! Anyway…. Anyway. It’s finished! For the final project, I wanted to create something personal and frame worthy. Our little cabin […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 51/52

What with the addition of Lucy, sewing time is absolutely not happening until she reaches the point of complete disinterest in scraps of fabric, leather and the various art supplies which litter my studio. I am wondering when (or if) that milestone will ever be reached. Luckily, I can do other things. Like sketching and […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 50/52

Carving leaves and pretty things is one thing but carving letters is something else entirely – for me anyway. One slip and it says something like “Storms make oars take roots” or “Storms make oaks lake roots”.  Kinda ruins the mood. Not to mention the fact that it’s infuriating to do all that work for […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 49/52

Believe it or not, although Lucy is the queen of adorableness, our eight week old spark plug insists on attention 24/7 – or to rephrase, the life of our home depends on it. Folks, the need to make something artsy was getting downright out of hand so yesterday I sat down at the kitchen table […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 48/52

Let’s begin with a little background. If you’ve followed along here for longer than one year, you would know my Sophie. (I featured her here and here and here) Sadly, we lost her in March of last year. It’s something I’ve never mentioned here because, well, you know. She was the sweetest of all sweetie […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 47/52

So, if you take one look at this and say, “That’s not folk art!”, don’t be too harsh. But do tell me because I’m a newbie. In all honesty, I’m not sure I nailed the folk art theme but I was attempting a simplified version. I thoroughly enjoyed working this way – not so much […]

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