Monday, November 26, 2012

Loscon Art Show

Woo and hoo!  I sold two woodcuts and one etching at the Loscon Art Show this Thanksgiving weekend.  8-]

Snowflakes are Dancing!

Straight On 'Til Morning

Jingle Bell Rock Art

Here's a shot of my display booth:

I was supposed to have two side by side panels, but there was a mix-up and I had to squash everything into a corner display.  But there was a silver lining because it was also the first display through the door and everyone had to pass by it.  So as they say, location is everything.  ;- D

Someone else asked me if I had blank xmas cards of Denizens, the xmas tree woodcut, but alas I did not (but I will -- vistaprint has a great Cyber Monday deal and I have cards coming for Snowflakes and Denizens for next time).

Too bad Cyber Monday doesn't come before Turkey Day.  ;- p  

I'll have the cards in about a week (rush shipping was also free today), so I guess I can put them up on my hibernating etsy shop and see if anyone goes for them this late in the season.

All in all, I had a great Loscon Art Show this year.  8- ]

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Cards Ordered

Woo and hoo!  Ordered the Schuyler House xmas cards of Snowflakes are Dancing! from vistaprint.  8- ]

We've had great success with vistaprint, but boy are they aggressive up-sellers.  Barely got off their site with my wallet intact.  Also 5 snowflake mugs.  ;- >

That's some of my xmas shopping taken care of.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Words on Woodcuts

Martha Knox has featured my print Tiger and Sloth on her blog Words on Woodcuts  (one of these days I'll remember how to make this look all spiffy and linky).

Check it out.  She has an interesting take on the pieces she features.  8-]

Go back a couple days and see what Martha has to say about Annie Bissett's Sometimes I Am Married:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Snowflakes Are Dancing!

Printing!  Test prints went well so I moved onto printing on Arches 88.

 I like the color.  8-]  Half blue, half white...with a dash of red.

This one is good and solid:

But I really like the wood texture that comes thru on this one:

Either would make a good Schuyler House xmas card.  I'll think about it a bit while they dry.

Note to self:  Change signature line to "from your friends at Schuyler House."

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Color Swatches

Made some color test swatches.

Pretty sure I'll go with blue and white with just a hint of red (around the middle).  It dulls up the blue and white a tad.  Too much red moves into purple tho.  Too far.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Snowflakes Have Danced

Done carving, tho I know full well once I ink it up and it swells a bit, I'll have some areas to recarve.  But at this point it's done.  8-]

Now for a test print.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Snowflakes Still Dancing

Back to carving after a short hiatus to edit a semi-annual poetry collection.  Snowflakes are almost there.  Then I can do a test print.

A faux print (bw mirrored image of the block) looks pretty good:

It's funny.  I get so used to looking at the block while I'm carving that the actual image starts to look strange.  But I'll adjust.  ;- ]

Carving is a good way to dispel nervous energy today, election day.  Off to cast my ballot shortly.