Sunday, September 30, 2012


  • Snowflakes - The Choosing *Time to choose my snowflakes. I've printed out pages of snowflakes to 
    choose from. It comes down to feathery ones and geometric ones, probably a mix of ...
    8 hours ago

  • Rollup yer sleeves and yer ink! Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!* There's ink on the table and under
     my fingernails. I've started a new small linocut (with the upcoming holiday miniature...
    12 hours ago

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Friday, September 28, 2012


  • Iris is Ready To Rock and Roll The proofing went relatively well today - with a minimum of 
    additional clean-up carving. Registration is still a problem, but much better than with the po...
    1 hour ago

  • FABRIC SHOPPING IN KENTUCKY While on our trip to Kentucky, we stopped at a few quilt 
    stores so that I could buy some fabrics to make a Kentucky Quilt to commemorate our vacation. Tho...
    6 hours ago

  • New Printing Area Ok, now I'm finished! I came upon some good sized crates that I used to move 
    and reorganized my printing area and store quite a bit of stuff in 8 new cubb...
    12 hours ago

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Wednesday, September 26, 2012


  • Block Prep *Ok, I've got two mismatched blocks, but I can use either one and carve on the
     back (but it really is time to order more blocks from http://www.imcclains....
    6 hours ago

  • Mirror mirror... For the first block of the Marauding Metaphors exhibit print, I worked out 
    the metamorphosis of book into web into book in Photoshop. I almost never comple...
    7 hours ago

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


  • Marauding Metaphors That is the title of a show I have been invited to make a piece for. 
    The show runs during a book fair here in Vegas and when you get invited to be in a sho...
    41 minutes ago
  • Korean Woodblock Printing At the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum in Yongin-si Korea students and 
    tourists can participate in traditional Korean Woodblock printing. It's a lot of fun, and...
    10 hours ago
  • Making Books, 1947 I've been looking into what it would take to make a book from some
     of my woodblock prints, and today I came across this video which shows state-of-the-a...
    14 hours ago
  • It's Heaven To Me! Been cleaning again...it never ends, does it? But this time I've really 
    done it! I cannot tell you how happy this makes me! And no, I'm not really quite...
    14 hours ago

Monday, September 24, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

  • Brush and Baren

    Finishing the gull linocut As often happens, the last couple of stages of the gull linocut have been 
    giving me a few headaches, but I think I'm finally ready to call this piece fin...
    6 hours ago

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

  • The Linocutter has a new adventure

    Blue Tongue memory This painting was the result of my sadness at the death of a blue tongue lizard in my
     backyard. The blue tongue is a lovely harmless large lizard and they...
    3 hours ago

  • The World in Relief

    Is it tedious...or meditative? "That looks tedious!" exclaimed a tall fifty-something man recently 
    as he watched me carve a linoleum block. I was working at Gallery North, the cooperativ...
    6 hours ago

  • Mellissa Read-Devine

    Shows this Week My paintings are busy exhibiting themselves this week. "*Trees*"* 
    Group Show**Stop by and come see all the wonderful ART!!**Join us for our Saturday Even...
    1 day ago

  • Pressing-Issues

    Art Show Aftermath *Sold a woodcut and an intaglio etching at the Garden Party 
    Art Show yesterday.* *Tay and the Night Visitor* *Cosmic Bobcat* (inked in a rainbow roll) *I ...
    1 day ago

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

    • Poppy Registration Solved A HUGE thanks to Terri Peart for the suggestion to use freezer wrap 
      to solve my fabric registration issues. The puzzlement was that I needed to register t...
      2 hours ago
  • Here's a peek at what happened in my studio in the past few days: My response to Quilting Arts 
    "Staycation" Challenge - a 4 x 6" postcard. It's going in t...
    5 hours ago

  • Artists Beware!!! I just have to comment on those little "terms of use" agreements that we accept without reading 
    when we sign up for websites, especially the business and ...
    8 hours ago

  • Back in 2001 shortly after the September 11th attack members of Baren got together and 
    dedicated a special exchange of prints to the victims. The Firemen's...
    11 hours ago

  • My Printmaking Experiment #2 I've been brainstorming for a way to introduce handwritten text into my artwork 
    using Linocut. Not an easy task. How can I make a lino plate with text that c...
    13 hours ago