My friend John came to visit. We are both artists, and spent most of the visit making prints. We made reduction linocuts: a technique where we use the same block for more than one color. We start with the lightest color, print it, then cut the block to design the second color. If all goes well, and we line the blocks correct, we have a beautiful 2 color design. These are particularly unique because; once we switch colors, it’s impossible to print that color’s design ever again. Limited edition!
Have you ever been so engaged enjoying a moment that you forgot to take your camera out to ‘document’ the experience? That’s what happened this Saturday at the Log Cabin Print Shop!
I love it when it happens, but wish I had more pictures to share the day after.
We had a full house with 4 people cranking art through both of our presses!
Ripley, OH artist, Rachel Bollman crossed the river to print with us.
From Carter County, KY artist, Dustin Cecil
brought his artist friends Alycia (the geography lady)and Blake from Philidelphia
Thanks everyone for printing with us at yhe log cabin, we had a great time!
I didnt finish carving last week’s linocut, so today at the log cabin print shop, im going to finish and print my beehive linocut.
Good morning!!! Thanks everyone for coming out last night for final friday.
Today, im printing at the log cabin print shop from noon-5pm.
While doing my morning porchsitting/birdwatching, i started this design for a new greeting card.
I was born in Utah, the beehive state. During my formative years as a young artist in kentucky, Luciano Moral , and the original beehive tavern in augusta were a big support and influence of my work.I have a few friends who are beekeepers, and i am learning about how important our pollinators are. This tuesday, there will be a talk about pollinators at the caza sikes gallery…part of Ursula Roma s wonderful mind gardens art exhibit.
Keep watching this post for updates on the print. Or stop by. Ill be printing from noon-5pm.
Its open print day at the log cabin print shop. You are all welcome to visit and make prints with m3 from noon until 5pm. Today im carving this honeybear. Hopefully in time to print it too!
Stay tuned for updates!
Every Saturday the Log Cabin Print shop in Old Washington, KY is open to the public.
Last week we had a great turnout: Cinci photographer, Chuck Moore came with his daughter, Kennedy.
Carter county multi media artist, Dustin Cecil, came to print on all sorts of different surfaces; paper, fabric, vinyl, boxer shorts, etc
We even had a couple of suprise guest artists, our neighbors; Deb and Fred from Virginia!!!
We love it when photographers come to visit.
I’m usually too busy working with ink to to take any good photos, thanks to Chuck, we have some great images to remember the weekend. Thanks Chuck!
You can follow more of his work on the instagram: Chuck Moore
and remember, if traditional printmaking looks like something you would like to do, you are welcome to stop by for a visit. The studio is free and open to the public every Saturday from noon-5pm
Today is derby day in Kentucky and tomorrow the flying pig marathon in Cincinnati, so I’m carving and printing the key block for my Flying Pig print today
Spent the day carving a new woodcut at the log cabin print shop. Its going to be a 2 color/block print. Im 70% finished with the first block. hope to finish it and print next saturday
Im carving a new woodcut today at the log cabin print shop. Ill be here until 5pm.
that’s all i could do today, but check back next week, i hope to finish carving and print the woodcut!
I dont have a plan for a particular print, but the studio is open to the public, you are welcome to stop by and see what i end up making…or come to make something yourself. Ill be here until at least 5pm.