Virgen de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Woodcut)

Hey everybody!  A while ago I shared some process photos from the Virgen de Guadalupe print I was working on.  Today I would like to share some images of the completed piece.

Here I'm trimming out the light-weight chine-colle paper that i printed the block onto.

Here I’m trimming out the strips of light-weight chine-colle paper to different lengths.

 

Tali being an excellent studio assistant/ demanding cuddles as always.

Tali being an excellent studio assistant/ demanding cuddles as always.

 

The completed piece! the light-weight paper all nicely mounted onto Reeve's BFK and all ready-to-hang in a fancy mirrored frame. Yay!

The completed piece! The light-weight paper has been mounted onto Reeve’s BFK and it’s all ready-to-hang in a fancy mirrored frame. Yay!

Print in Progress: Little Bat

Hey everybody!  Here are a few images of a new piece I’m working on; a small linocut of a cute little bat.

Sketching out the design on the lino block in pencil.

Sketching out the design on the lino block in pencil.

 

As always, Tali supervises my progress.

As always, Tali supervises the process.

 

Going back into the drawing to mark where I will be making cuts.

Going back into the drawing to mark where I will be making cuts.

 

Carving away!

Carving away!  (OMG look at those fangs!  You can just tell that bat is so stoked to be a bat, you know?)

 

I will post more as the progress continues.  P.S. Do you enjoy this blog but would like to follow me on a social media platform that I update more frequently, has less text, more pictures, and a lot more selfies/ pictures of my cat?  Then you should follow me on instagram, homie!

Creative Pay-It-Forward

Hey everybody!  So just last weekend I heard that the print/papercut collage I made as part of creative pay-it-forward made it safely to it’s destination.  Then today, I received a creative pay-it-forward package from Diane over at Garden Sunshine!

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Gary asks “Is this for me?”

The package was crammed with tons of beautiful stuff! A calendar, a dish cloth, my name artfully embroidered  on silver fabric.  The package also included what Diane refers to as “maybe the worlds most hideous notebook.” Lucky for me, this particular brand of hideous, which involves ridiculous amounts of glitter and rhinestones, is right up my alley!

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And she even spelled my name right! Diane, you are too good!

If you would be interested in participating in this pay-it-forward project here’s how it works:  Comment on this post and you will receive, at some point this year, some kind of art/craft/piece of handmade goodness from me.  In return, you have to make the same offer to five other people.  I still have 4 spots left on my list, so comment if you’re down! And thank you so much Diane for all the goodies!

Print in Progress: Lumberjane

Hey everybody!  Here are a few shots of a reduction cut print I’m working on.  I first mentioned it here.  It’s carved out and ready for it’s third run out of five.  Woo!  lumberjane1 lumberjane2 lumberjane3 lumberjane4

Print in Progress – Tiny Gold!

Hey everybody!  Today I just wanted to share some shots of the new piece I’m working on. It’s a tiny little 2in x 2in print that might be small in size, but it’s big on awesome!gold1

It’s a tiny little gold bar.  And just look at those majesty lines!  SO MAJESTIC!

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When it’s complete, in all of it’s majestic, multi-block glory, this cute little guy will be one of  the rewards for contributors to my crowdfunding campaign who kick in $3 to $5 per month.  So if your home could use a little art, you’re a fan of people who make bad ass stuff by hand, or you just like the word “ingot,”  I strongly recommend that you check it out.

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I love this picture because to me it looks like the little pieces of linoleum are cheering. I think they are cheering for you, for reading my blog.  Thank you for reading my blog.  And don’t forget to stay tuned for shots of the completed print!

DIY Valentine

Hey everybody!  Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I thought I’d put together a little something for you that combines handmade printmaking and DIY crafting.  Wanna see? Here it is!This card is based on a linoleum cut print that I pulled by hand.  Now you can print this puppy out on some cardstock, cut it out, and you’ve got a unique valentine with a handmade look.  I hope you enjoy, and give it to someone special.

Carvin' out the block.

Carvin’ out the block.

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