Thursday, May 27, 2010


I'm on woodcut hiatus.  Not that I don't have any printing to do.  But I'm up to my ears in medieval poetry at the moment.  I edit a poetry collection that comes out twice a year and this is one of those times.  Verily I am busy.  ;- j

I should be able to get back to my woodcuts after next week.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Horsefly of a Different Color

Here are some paleo-horseflies of a different color.  ;-]  This current set is tending toward orangey-green (previous set was more yellow ochre/red/purply-blue). 

Maybe I'll try a completely different colorway next time I print.  Say something in a lavender.  ;-]  And yes, I am displacing.  I should be printing my paleo-seahorse, or getting ready for the mug rug class I'll be teaching this weekend at the Griffin Dyeworks Fiber Retreat.  8-]

Monday, May 10, 2010


Carved some more on my paleo-seahorse.  Looks more like a pinto or a paint now.  I need to do a test print, probably tomorrow.

A little more carving.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Paleo-Seahorse - Cartoon with Color

Playing around with cartoons today.  Something like this.  The paleo-seahorse definitely needs more visual interest.

To make the cartoon I took a scan of the block and played with it in Paint Shop Pro.

  I greyed it, increased contrast and made a negative image.

Then I printed up a handful and pulled out the colored pencils.  Honest I was really working.  ;-}

Thursday, May 06, 2010


Printed up a few paleo-horseflies while I had the inks out.  Not really satisfied with these either.  Maybe I'm just tired.  The blue was giving me a headache.  I was using small pouncing brushes (one a teensy Japanese brush), and I think I was loading up too much ink.  Something to work on next time.


Printed up some Paleo-Seahorses today.  Not entirely pleased with the results.  I think I have to carve some more on the block.  Needs more texture.

Monday, May 03, 2010

50 Incredibly Inspiring Printmaking Blogs

Wow!  I've been featured on 50 Incredibly Inspiring Printmaking Blogs:

I'm in shock.  But a happy shock.

Check them out.  I'm in incredibly good company.  8-]

Emma Roberts of  Photography Colleges: directed me to it.  Thanx Emma.