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

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