Art Supply Organization for Travel and Home

In the recent Artful Blogging article, I discussed my new practice of keeping an art duffle on hand both at home and for traveling.    Of course, I’m not talking about carrying supplies on busy vacations or short trips – in that case, I just toss what I need into my backpack and head out. […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 46/52

You know, this weeks entry is a lesson in walking away. And critique. And patience. Positive and negative spaces and simplification. Whew! Stay with me here…The first picture at the top and the very last image I took early this morning, after coming back to a post written yesterday, saved for today to edit and […]

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Sketchbook: Magnolia

  Because I couldn’t get enough magnolia after creating my most recent print, I was compelled (or maybe I’m just a glutton for punishment?) to rethink saucer magnolia in watercolor.     It worked better in watercolor.   So, I’m back in Atlanta now. Back in the studio and full of spring/summer visions for bags […]

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Sketchbook: April 13th

I’m so excited to have some sort of order now – such as… When at home, work on bags, bags, bags. When in the mountains, make art, art, art. You, of course, understand why this took, literally, years to conclude. Yesterday we left Atlanta, where the pollen is juuuuussst beginning to ebb. We drove to […]

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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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52 Weeks of Print: 45/52

With thoughts of Easter, I carved an image of a few dogwood sprigs. They remind me of younger days growing up in the church and beautiful dogwoods growing wild here in the south. (from Instagram) Using a homemade registration board, I added a little color to this one. Week 45 of 52: Dogwood Two Color Lino […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 44/52

It’s time for a stamp to add to the back of (future) cards and even though this is a fairly small project, carving out tiny letters is a bit of a struggle! The snail, naturally, symbolizes my stealth-like speed. This was the ideal project for week 44 because it was tax week. Tax week sucks […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 43/52

Carving in Progress via Instagram Guess what? This week I put on my big girl pants and not only carved something larger, I also decided to do a hand-pulled linocut series print to sell. I know! Have to admit that the entire process freaked me out just a bit. In all honesty, I worked pretty […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 42/52

Thought I’d give you a bug break this week and go with something a little more generic – as in a geometric shape. Someday a lightbulb is going to go off in the old noggin and I’ll be going crazy with all of these shapes on something like fabric or leather or…hm…maybe walls. Kind of […]

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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: 41/52

So, the deeper I fall into the printmaking black hole, the deeper I want to go – no joke. It’s crazy addictive so much so that I find myself thinking/dreaming of it while in that hazy state of half sleep/half awake. Anywho… This week I was interested in creating a multi-color print and in doing […]

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52 Weeks of Print: 40/52

Learned a couple of things this week – both good and bad. I’ll start by showing you this weeks print offering. I went for another reduction print. The top image shows my initial sketch/idea and my finished carving. I kept it pretty simple this time by only using two colors. This is the first layer. […]

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