How's this for magic?!
Thursday, March 29, 2018
I have more bird and butterfly pieces to make since I have two exhibits this June! This week I finished this linocut of seagulls. It was a bit of a challenge at first because the linoleum was an older piece I had and was somewhat dry and hard, as it will get if you keep it for awhile. I finally found that a heating pad will help to soften it so then carving was a lot more comfortable.
Seagulls are very common where I live since I'm near the shore. They can be amusing to watch but they have no qualms about stealing your food at any opportunity!
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Here are a few examples from our two hour FIRSTHAND make and take workshop. The round prints were made from working on styrofoam and the square ones from Gelli plates, gelatin-like plates. There were ten people working and they all seemed to love expressing their creative sides this way. Making prints can be a lot of fun and the results are usually surprising!
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Last week I picked up my artwork from an exhibit at the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Center in Manteo, North Carolina. It's about a 2 hour drive south of my home in Virginia. Here are a few photos from my visit there, one that had to be postponed from the previous week due to 8 inches of snow. So much snow on our coasts recently! But this day was perfect for a visit.
|Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse|
|A funny idea!|
|Nearby Duck, North Carolina|
|The only butterfly I saw :-/|
|Duck, North Carolina|
|There's a good restaurant here.|
|Another possibility to show art!|