Monday, December 31, 2012


Thursday, December 27, 2012


  • It was a good year! Too much working on art… not enough blogging about art. Oh well, thanks for keeping up with my 
    periodical updates about what I’m up to. Christmas time mean...
    9 hours ago
  • "The Bird" Tis' the season of giving so I'll share the second quilt I made for a Christmas gift this 
    year - this one's for Andy, one of my oldest friends, ex-husband ...
    15 hours ago

Monday, December 24, 2012


  • Do we call it a lino-coot? I tried several iterations of "one last ink color" before settling on this beauty: Makes 
    you want to run right out and paint your entire kitchen, doesn't ...
    17 hours ago
  • Rock,Paper,Scissors. 30 years ago, during an undergraduate Watercolor class, we had the assignment of 
    doing 100 drawings of a common object. I chose a pair of scissors. The li...
    2 days ago
  • FINISHED IN TIME I finished the second of the Alphabet Quilts yesterday and even got them both washed 
    and ready to go. We are having a get together with his family tomorrow...
    2 days ago

Friday, December 21, 2012


Wednesday, December 19, 2012


  • Working the Faces If you look at the video that this print is based on you’ll see that it's taken from a distance and at a pretty 
    low resolution. This makes it difficult to ...
    2 hours ago
  • Washi (Paper) Testing I think one of the hardest things for a mokuhanga artist is finding the right paper. 
    Especially Japanese paper. There are so many different weights, size...
    1 day ago
  • Red eyes and transparent ink magic This morning I mounted some larger lino blocks, still psyching myself 
    up for a couple of more ambitious pieces. I've got water-loving birds on the brain......
    2 days ago

Sunday, December 16, 2012


  • Carving a Letterbox Stamp *Carving a Letterboxing stamp for a friend of my sister's.* *This pink stuff is easy 
    to carve, but just as easy to mess up. Still, it's not going badly.*...
    7 hours ago
  • Latest Projects and IF This week's theme for Illustration Friday is "Snow." My hand printed Christmas card 
    fits the theme most excellent. I worked on a couple of projects for on...
    19 hours ago

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Thursday, December 13, 2012


  • Artist in Residence - Mt. Fuji Earlier this summer I found out I had been chosen to be one of 6 international 
    artists in residence at Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory at Mt. Fuji, Japa...
    1 hour ago
  • More progress on the coot linocut Things are moving ahead in the studio this week.... a little erratically, 
    perhaps, but they *are* moving. A recap of where we were a few days ago: The th...
    14 hours ago
  • The Problem *There are an enormous number of people—and I am one of them—whose native religion, 
    for better or worse, is Christianity. We were born to it; we began to...
    23 hours ago

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Sunday, December 9, 2012


LIFE HAPPENS Everyone makes it seem so homey having a cat hanging around in the studio. But they don't mention the problems... Bentley recently got into a scrap with, I...

Friday, December 7, 2012


Thursday, December 6, 2012


Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Tuesday, December 4, 2012


  • * * * * *How to recycle clay.*Sometimes clay projects don't come out the way you expect or they dry too fast or crack. 
    Left over clay can easily be recyc...
    14 hours ago
  • Field of Remembrance One of the last paintings for the year (apart from the commissions I have going). 
    Acrylic on Canvas, measuring 76cm x 76cm (30"sq).
    1 day ago
  • Trophy Art (?) Okay, this is not printmaking - it is a little break from carving, inking, registering, etc., 
    which has been being done, but just not on this little projec...
    1 day ago