Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pastel ~ Nicky

Steampunk Nicky

Up in the Air Junior Bird Dog

Metallic pastels don't show up in photos, alas.  They're nice and shiny.

Sunday, November 25, 2018


Pastel on my darkest print.  Rich gold belt & lights; red coat.

Pastel on my lightest print.  Now to go for something in the middle.

And with a yellow buckle and lights.  They seem brighter.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Steampunk Prints

Steampunk Nicky

Up in the Air Junior Bird Dog

Finally printed the Nicky and Gabby blocks.  I'll add pastel when they dry.  Careful not to add too much.

Xmas Card Print

Nice.  I printed a handful.  I should be able to add pastel tomorrow or Sun.  Nothing like cutting it close!  Have to order these cards from Vistaprint on Cyber Monday.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time to Print

Mirror, bw, darker (i.e., faux print).

Either carve some snowflakes in front of the castle (or add them with white pastel).

Time to print.  Play with pastels (red suit, silvery castle, yellow/gold windows, belt buckle, white for gloves).

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Faux Print

Dark gloves don't work.  Might try tan, but Jeane suggested white.

I erased the gloves.  I think I like white.  Helps to frame the glove.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

More Carving

Getting there.  Might be ready for a test print.  Just a little more on the very fine lines.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

More Carving

Santa's beard.  Swirls are fun to carve.

Taking a stretch break.

Thursday, October 25, 2018


Starting to carve.  Testing out some ideas, like for the snowflakes in the snow globe.  Probably should be 6-sided.

I like the inside of the sleeve on the left, make the one on the right the same (i.e., shading back into the sleeve).

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cartoon on Block

Transferred cartoon to block.  Correcting image.

Friday, October 12, 2018


Ordered some blocks from McClains.  Not sure which size I'll use, so I ordered 3 sizes.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Mirror Ball

Mirror images (what I must carve).

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Embiggening the Snow Globe

Embiggened the snow globe by widening the distance between the hands for it.  Hands need a little work.

Monday, October 01, 2018


Starting to consider dimensions.  Hands too big for the sleeves.  Globe needs to be bigger.  Probably tighter crop.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Santa's Snow Globe

Still noodling around with the cartoon, but getting there.  I like the traditional Santa belt better than the cord.  Cleaner look.

Might go in tighter, but this looks pretty good.

darker version

Adding a bit of color.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

2018 Xmas Card

Time to start working on the SH xmas card.  I'm googling snow globes, hands, Santa gloved hands.

No cartoon yet, but mulling over the motifs.

Santa mittens maybe.

Also googling snowballs.

Xmas motif mittens.