I’m always trying to get better at telling stories with video. Today was a rainy sunday…my favorite kind of day. I enjoyed most of it sitting on the porch, watching the rain.
To celebrate the arrival of fall (wool season is right around the corner) I wanted to share my latest woodcut with you all. I have been working on larger (to me) woodcuts 13×20″ blocks on 20×24″ paper.
If you’d like to have one (and also support my work), you can order one below:
If you watch me on Instagram, I share short, 12 second stories that disappear after 24 hours. Here are 3 recent ones that I made.
I’m working on a series of large, hand made woodcut prints. I and wanted to share my latest, “Flannery’s Dream” the video below shows some of the process in making it:
“Flannery’s Dream” is a Kentucky folk story about a fiddler who was challenged to play a tune that had never heard before. He exhausted all the tunes he knew–without succeeding, then fell asleep. In his dream, he saw a bear with a fiddle. The bear chased him while playing a tune. The next day, he remembered the tune, and won the challenge!!!
If you’d like to support my work and have one of these woodcuts for your art collection. I am selling them for $60. You can click the image below for more information, or visit my printmaking gallery by clicking here
Last month’s woodcut print went so well, I decided to carve another one.
I love the tradition of the county fair, and 4H children’s livestock presentation in particular. When everything goes right, the competition reminds me of ballet with animals. When things go wrong…that’s a lot of fun to watch too!
Here’s my latest print to celebrate the awesome kids who work all year to show off their 4H projects at the county fair. It’s another big one 15″x22″. If you live in the USA and would like one for your collection, buy one, and i’ll even ship it to you for free!
I made a short video of Old Washington’s recent: Arts of all sorts. The video was LIVE, so it’s a little bit shaky and I did do any editing, but it takes you into the moment of visiting our little village during an art activity. I’m so lucky to be a part of such a creative community. Thanks everyone for making it possible!
If you don’t have the time to watch the whole video, here are a few photos of the video’s highlights.
August 30 th, 2018 was our 12th monthly artZINE in Sandy Hook, KY. Our theme was – Life Turns Full Circle We met at the Gallatin County Public Library in Warsaw, KY. This artZINE #12 is significant because it completes our FIRST YEAR OF ARTZINE! When we started this project, we had no idea of how many interesting people and places we would meet. Thank you everyone for participtating and sharing your talents!
If you’d like to download and print your own copy of the zine, a printable PDF of the zine, here’s a link to a printable PDF: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AtHTtTOFjtUTpjgERdR-Ec9GzyGk
Now that we have completed a full year, it’s with a little bit of sadness to let you know we are going to take a hiatus from our monthly artZINES. We need some time to analyze what we’ve learned this past year before restructuring and starting phase 2 of the artZINE project.
Here are the pages of #12. Click any of the images (or right here) to see/download/print all the pages from the zine (including the 12 different hand painted covers).