Mother’s Day is less than 2 weeks away, so I’ve been brainstorming ideas for a Mother’s Day card to send to my mom. After working the design out on paper, i’m ready to transfer it to a wood block.
I was trying to describe a creative brainstorming activity to a friend who was struggling with artist block. I’m much better at showing than explaining, so I thought I’d make a little video to show how it works. Maybe some of my other friends will benefit from this, so why not do it LIVE??!! I miss you all
Hey everybody! I haven’t made any functional pots since October, but this morning, I opened my kiln and have a fresh batchl!!! I’m really excited about this one, because it’s my first time firing porcelain.
My latest linocut!
This will be a greeting card to share with friends and family who might feel alone right now.
i assume all kentuckians know where this phrase comes from. for those who don’t, every day, our governor addresses the state for an update re: covid 19. He always starts saying this, then encourages us to say it together. his demeanor and team spirit has calmed me down on more than a few moments during this anxious time.
I know that a lot of people are experiencing economic insecurity right now, and would enjoy this image, but can’t buy a card right now. I would NEVER encourage digital printing of a hand printed work of art, but these are serious times. If you would like to download a high resolution copy of this art to print and share (for personal use only) follow this link.
Below is the step by step process:
A rough sketch for today’s linocut. This will be a greeting card to share with friends and family who might feel alone right now.
I used my iPad to do some fine tuning on my design. Now I’m ready to transfer it to a block for carving.
Carving. I included my finger in the photo to give you a sense of details and scale. I’ve been carving a lot of wood lately, compared to it, the limo cuts lite butter!
I’m about to start the 4th in my dust bunny series of bunnies spring cleaning. Today’s woodcut is dishwashing!
This is the first indoor scene. I have been using a similar pattern to represent clouds, but for this scene, I’ll use the same pattern to represent soapy dishwater.
Almost there!!! Still some details to carve, then I’ll be ready to print!
Not sure what I was thinking when I gave this dust bunny modern appliances. THEY took more carving than the rest in of the design. Ok, let’s take it to the cabin to put some unknown paper!
Overall, I’m happy with it. I might have made some different choices (no modern appliances) in parts of the design, but it’s still cute as a button, and will be a good addition to my army of dust bunnies, who are going to do all my spring cleaning for me!
Time to print!
Watch this space for updates as they happen.
Sculpture update: my little bird has gone from a white dove, to a red breasted robin, and now appears to becoming a blue bird. Just goes to show that sometimes the art tells me what it wants to be…especially on april 1st.
Hope you all are healthy and well. Stay home and make art if you can.