Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall Art Tour . . . 2013

Fall Art Tour!
October 18, 19, 20...2013 and coming up fast.
I'm #19!
Right now, today, this drawing table is the scene of linoleum block proof printing,
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

Printmaking Show at Plymouth Arts Center

I am one of 24 printmakers in the:

Plymouth Arts Center
Total Print Show,
October 4-November 29th, 2013
Plymouth, Wisconsin.

This looks to be a strong show

with FOUR of my prints:
My whiteline prints "I live here", and "Mill Creek",

along with...
"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

Learning Letterpress

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.
Stay tuned.
More later.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Vote for Project 5 for Crafthaus Grant!

I and 7 others have applied for this grant.
The voting is public,
but would only want you to vote for what you think is most worthy.
So, take a look.
There is a wide range.
I'm one of the more selfish applicants,
but, definitely think my RocketRings very worthy,
although my writing is probably the most ungrant-like of the bunch.

The 2013 crafthaus Project Grant is now open for your vote!

7 diverse projects are in the running. Support your favorite project by voting for it. Everybody has 1 (one) vote.

If your project wins it will get fully funded and the crafthaus member will reciprocate by blogging about the experience on crafthaus for you to follow along.

Voting is PUBLIC - no membership required - and possible from September 3-18, 2013 (6PM EST)

OK, in answer to a few questions,since a few people couldn't find mine,