Archive for March, 2017

Evolution of a linocut

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 30, 2017 by moon

I was approached a little over a month ago by a teacher who runs an a regional cultural arts program for developmentally disabled teenagers in rural Appalachia.  The teens wanted to make art projects using a Damask pattern they found but they don’t have the manual dexterity or muscle control to carve the blocks themselves and their teacher tried herself unsuccessfully several times before contacting me.

She sent me an image that the students wanted to use in various ways and I told her I would recreate a very similar version for them but of course it wouldn’t be identical.  She said they had a very limited budget but being very close to my heart I told her I would be more than happy to send them a block free of charge for the students to have fun with.  Here is the image and what I carved for them.   It’s a bit cruder and more hastily carved than I would do for my own art but that was done on purpose since the students will be printing this block over and over.  

 

After carving the block for the students I decided this was a fun design to work with but it needed to be more “LESLIE” so taking inspiration from the original Damask design I redrew it with the biggest change being an elk skull instead of a deer silhouette and of course my birds couldn’t just be sitting doing nothing on the antlers!  Of course the whole thing took on my take as well.  So now I hope the students in Appalachia are having fun with their linocut block and I’m having fun with mine!

Let’s get some SPRING up in here!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 24, 2017 by moon

After a LONG, wet, cold winter I am definately ready for Spring!  Since I can’t control the weather at least I can work on some new spring inspired linocuts.

Want to make a block print with me?  Upcoming classes:  artEAST (www.arteast.org) Print & Sip nights are Friday April 14, Friday May 12 and Friday June 9 6:30-9:30pm.    Kirkland Arts Center  Printmaking & Wine (www.kirklandartscenter.org)  Saturday April 8, 3-6pm     Pre-registration for all locations required as these classes often fill to capacity.

Show up at Fresh Flours West Seattle!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 12, 2017 by moon

Visit my art and have some amazing fresh baked good and coffee!!!  Up through the end of March.