Monday, February 24, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014
This year they didn't want the second canvas from me,
but I painted it anyway.
Posted by lk at 7:20 AM
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
I've done NOTHING but draw for money$, which is good...
BUT, also good
was bringing the Rooster back from a hopeful adaption,
thinking he would have a better life elsewhere.
A high end coop with gorgeous chickens didn't interest him.
Nor did the company of alpacas at the far end of the field.
Two weeks...he made no friends,
refused to roost in the coop or trees.
Sooner or later he'd be eaten by coyotes who would find him sleeping alone in the fields.
I slipped his harness on, and we got into the car.
He let me know he was happy to be under my arm as we drove home...
he carefully preened the hair that stuck out my hat.
We'll share a pomegranate for Christmas.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
due to a big project
I'll tell you about in 2013!
There are new CaffeinatedTrout T-shirts at CrossRoads CoffeeHouse in Cross Plains,
AND ARE new mugs available in time for the holidays...or just have for sipping,
If you want one...or more,
contact Mary, who IS CrossRoads Coffeehouse,
or Leslie, who is her wonderful right hand sidekick!
Two very strong body building friends of a very lovely body building friend of mine moved my etching press into my studio!
At the Middleton HighSchool Gallery 2000,
I've got a little show....
Not having a lot of time to pull it together properly, it's a little loose around the edges,
but I've hung a few ladies, some of the Religionator's world, some chasing/repousse.
Posted by lk at 10:21 AM
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
complete with notes.
All letterpress printing was done at Archive Press in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
I did the postage stamp also, which I'll post as soon as I find them.
The happy couple on the water glasses was just a wonderful touch.
E. & J...you are responsible for my new interest in letterpress block cutting.
Thank-you. This was fun.
Posted by lk at 11:48 AM
Sunday, October 13, 2013
In trying to make some kind of order of this place for the Fall Art Tour, (I'm Artist # 19)
I uncovered these clay tiles that keep floating about.
I couldn't help myself.
I had to find out if I could make frames for them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~Oh! Oh! Oh!! Oh,my!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Monday, October 07, 2013
The Honey Bee is one of a limited number of artist proofs.
On the right:
The Religionator is one of three hand colored drypoint variations.
Below are a couple artist proofs of a bicycle block I cut as an experiment.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Fall Art Tour!
October 18, 19, 20....and coming up fast.
the making of frames for some of these prints,
the drawing up of my Grant winning Rocket Ring project,
and my favorite place for whiteline woodblock printing.
I cut blocks for letterpressed Wedding Invitations and all the collateral pieces
which peaked my interest in this printing process,
so I kept cutting, which will result in some small notebooks, and cards....
just to see what they would look like.
You'll see them too,
and the wedding invitation set...
and their similarity to White Line woodblock printmaking...
and how it all fits together for me.
The nine Red Herrings will all be present in force
and are ready for new homes,
along with some arting I rarely get out, but know it's time to move on, so I'll grit my teeth and release them.
I'm still determined to get the entire studio concrete floor stained, but for the moment I'm preoccupied with other curiosities.
Friday, September 27, 2013
I am one of 24 printmakers in the:
Plymouth Arts Center
Total Print Show,
October 4-November 29th, 2013
This looks to be a strong show
with FOUR of my prints:
My whiteline prints "I live here", and "Mill Creek",
"the Religionator" and "Some Mice are not Meek"...these two I'll find and post for you...
will be up THERE for the Fall Art Tour.
I might be able to have a second print of the latest one completed by that weekend.
Monday, September 09, 2013
SO, I've been cutting on linoleum blocks lately.
After Cherry wood, it feels like I'm cutting into old chewing gum.
I made a couple prints last night just to see if what I've been cutting will actually print.
The FRAMED Trout is now at CrossRoads CoffeeHouse
and the notebooks and cards will be done by Fall Art Tour time.
The Bicycle one is a tester, just to see if I could.
A larger block of MORE bicycles which I tried to get done for the DairylandDare
has three other blocks cut for color.
I made a few prints with my woodblock ink.
I like printing wood better, but it will be interesting to see how these print on a letterpress.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
when I wake up, with a coffee...and take a new look at it.
It's always a nice surprize to see it there....needing nothing more from me.
And then when it's flattened....
OH, my...it's like some magical transition into something else...
it really stands on it's own...
and this one's really nice.
12.5" x 14" wide...Mill Creek at Coon Rock Road.....where the LongHorns Weren't
8.5" wide x 6' tall ................................A LongHorn
7" wide x 9.5 " tall...........KnotRat
I wish I had the presence of mind to photograph of ALL the final prints everyone did.
Once they were all flattened, they took on a real presence....
yeh, wish I could have slowed me down...
get me arting, and I fire up, tending to forget some of the non-arting things that I should be doing.
Donna did a great duck besides this landscape:
Sue and Anne cut the same scene into earlier blocks...which of course I didn't take snaps of....
I wish I got a picture of Anne's last block,
on the large pine I brought....
complex....we ran out of time,
so she would be completing it on her own.
It's going to be a wonderful piece.
Anne has official Japanese woodblock printmaking under her belt, so it was interesting to see how she took to this process.
(I was envious of her working orderlines)
OH...and on the last day, Joan saw to it that we got to have a Cherry Pie.....geez.......
This was great.
I want to do it again.
Thanks, Anne, Anne, Donna, Donna, Joan, and Susan...you were a great class.
You really got a lot done...I think you learned a lot.
You caught on well, you kept your knives sharp....your prints were wonderful.
I hope you print those blocks again...and keep going.
Cut and print another....you felt that thrill that grows as the print develops...............
it gets better.
Keep me posted!