On Second Thought

Today I was walking around the campus of Davidson College and came upon the large scale stick installation I participated in creating over the winter.  As I walked through the sculpture I thought: Gee how much has changed in the world since those few months ago.  No sooner did that thought cross my mind didContinue reading “On Second Thought”

Just saying

Many large companies are making public statement condemning racism.  My hope is that these companies who are large retailers will start with their own company culture and tell their employees to stop targeting black and brown people by following them around their stores.  Just saying.

Reduction Block Printing Step by Step

Making a reduction block print is a way to print in color without using multiple blocks.  The drawback of using this method is that since you are destroying the block in the process of making the print, your edition is not only truly limited but you may not get as many finished prints as youContinue reading “Reduction Block Printing Step by Step”

Linoleum Block Printing: How is an image made and transferred?

Linoleum and woodblock printing are forms of Relief printmaking, which mean that the image is printed from a raised surface.  This is very different from other forms of printmaking such as Intaglio (etching, engraving, drypoint), Serigraphs and Lithographs. Relief printmaking is the oldest form of printmaking, whether it be making a rubbing from a gravestoneContinue reading “Linoleum Block Printing: How is an image made and transferred?”

Food, Culture, and Assumptions

Since I have mainly lived in the same geographic area for most of my life, the cultural encounters I had with food tended to be more influenced by late 19th and early 20th century European immigrants from many countries. Upon moving to the South, I realized that since the population was historically different, many ofContinue reading “Food, Culture, and Assumptions”

When Your Artwork Finds You Again

Every once in awhile, I hear from former customers regarding work they purchased and it is always lots of fun to hear how they have lived with the work through the years.  I had such an experience last week when a customer from the early 1990s contacted me to ask if the piece he purchasedContinue reading “When Your Artwork Finds You Again”

Redoing an Unsuccessful Print

A few posts back I wrote about a print I felt was unsuccessful. I had some wonderful feedback and decided to redo the print.  The first thing I did was change the position of the girl. So unfortunately for the idea of a new working title she is no longer holding a “broken golf club”Continue reading “Redoing an Unsuccessful Print”

The Good Guys and the Bad Guys: An Old Family Remedy

Coming home from our socially distant walk yesterday and reflecting on the current crisis in the world, my husband mentioned that when he was a little kid and didn’t feel well he would draw pictures of armies to fight the sickness.  I was immediately reminded of a similar scenario in my home where my sisterContinue reading “The Good Guys and the Bad Guys: An Old Family Remedy”

Bedtime Story ~ Completed Artist Book

A week or two ago I had written about the process of making an artist book using my piece Bedtime Story picture above.  The piece is now complete with the exception of a slipcase which I am in no hurry to make at the moment. As mentioned before, the inspiration for this piece was aContinue reading “Bedtime Story ~ Completed Artist Book”