Sunday, January 7, 2018

Tiny Pencil Gift

I received this set of tiny colored pencils for Christmas. So cute and best for tiny works! There's even a matching pencil sharpener. Easy to carry in a pocket with room for a phone!

Tiny vs Regular

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Subtle Rose Colors

These roses were certainly beautiful when they were fresh but as I watched them grow weary, their subtle colors started to fascinate me. They became very pretty dried flowers! Perhaps there is a painting in there somewhere!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A New Day linocut

I made this linocut last summer when butterflies were on my mind. It was going to be black and white only but I thought it would be interesting to add some color to it underneath by printing the same piece upside down first using color. I like the way it came out!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Drawing on Glass Plate of Tufted Titmice

I've prepared a new drawing for a solarplate etching. I made the drawing on a glass plate and then I'll expose it to a photo sensitive plate in the sun. Then I'll make a print from that plate onto paper. I'll show the print as soon as I can but first, this is my drawing on the glass. Can't wait to see it on paper!
I'm lucky to see Tufted Titmice regularly visiting my bird feeder. :-)

drawing on glass

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rabbit Sketches

Since I broke a bone in my ankle a few weeks ago, I've been trying to amuse myself with whatever I can do while my foot is elevated. There goes printing! But no worries because I can always attempt some drawing if I can just get what I need without too much hopping around. I want to print more rabbits so I thought I could do a few sketches from some photos I took last year. The hardest part was trying to take a photo of them while standing on one foot and not putting a shadow on them! So fun.