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Lots of show prep going on!!!

Posted in Printmaking with tags , , on November 12, 2016 by moon
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New pieces and MANY exciting shows and events and upcoming!

Posted in Printmaking with tags , , , , , , , on October 19, 2016 by moon

It’s the busy season!   So many great events!  One of my absolute FAVORITES is South Park Arts ART UNDER 100.  This is a MUST attend event for all art lovers in the greater Seattle area (heck, all of Washington – it’s worth a couple hour drive!) and will once again be at the Seattle Design Center on December 10th from 2-8pm.  As the name implies… all art is priced under $100.  And this is GREAT art from 70 artists!

Can’t wait until then?  You don’t have to?   Depending upon where you live there are so many great places!  Visit artEAST Gallery in Issaquah, Rusty Raven in Kent, Pioneer Cafe in North Bend, SnoValley Art Gallery in Snoqualmie and currently on display at the Columbia Winery in Woodinville.  Looking ahead I will be showing my larger scale and one of a kind mixed media pieces at Vetiver Salon in Issaquah during the months of December and January.  Don’t live near any of these?   I can ship!  Don’t see exactly what you want?  I do custom pieces!

Want to learn a little more about my process and have fun making your own block print?  Take a Print and Sip class with me at artEAST!  www.arteast.org/2016/07/print-and-sip-night/

Yesterday I started my morning at 5:45 am sketching out a couple of new pieces for my OZ and Wonderland series.  I finished carving them last night but won’t have a chance to print them until tonight after work.  Can’t wait!!!!

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BIRDS!!!!

Posted in Printmaking, Uncategorized with tags , , on September 29, 2016 by moon

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New linocuts in my anatomical heart series

Posted in Printmaking, Uncategorized with tags on July 3, 2016 by moon

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Latest in my Dia de Los Muertos series

Posted in Printmaking with tags , , , , on June 27, 2016 by moon

Art Heals

Posted in Printmaking with tags , , , on January 18, 2016 by moon

It’s been quite an emotional week.

Waking up the other day to the news that David Bowie passed away I felt such sadness.   All these memories came flooding through my mind.   The first sculpture I ever had accepted into a juried exhibition was entitled “Lady Stardust”.  Yes, I dabbled in sculpture before becoming a printmaker.  My mom is a sculptor for those who do not know.  She worked in wood and stone from when I was a child until 2002 when a brain tumor left her deaf in one ear and with terrible tinnitus in the other ear.  She had to give up the pounding of working with stone and wood for ceramics.   She doesn’t like it as much but it still provides her the creative outlet that she needs and she’s really good at it too!

So throughout the week all these thoughts of loss and how we move on.  The entire world is mourning the loss of David Bowie.  Never even knowing he had been suffering for the last 18 months but clearly he still lived every single one of those days.  Creating, loving, living, being.

We all have loss.  We all have sadness and sometimes it is so unbelievably hard to choose to still live, love, be and create.

So, while it might seem trivial I just needed to carve a little goodbye piece to David Bowie yesterday and it helped me a little.  Art can heal.

***Once the linocut is dry I will be hand-tinting the bird blue***

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WELCOME 2016!!!!

Posted in Printmaking with tags , , , , , on January 1, 2016 by moon

I can’t think of a better way to start my 2016 then printing up some of the linocuts I’ve been drawing and carving over the last few days!   I received a commission to do a block print of an adorable little French Bulldog, then did my piece for Seattle Print Arts Print Exchange and followed it up with a couple more in my Dia de los Muertos series!   Thank you again to all those who have supported and encouraged my art in 2015!

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