Thursday, October 17, 2013

Letterpress NOTEBOOKS!

I'm assembling the notebooks
inbetween my efforts to ready for the Fall Art Tour
which starts TOMORROW!.
The 3-4 weeks of nasty poison ivy set me WAY back.
BUT! I'm busy getting done what I wanted to get done,
and will be STILL getting things done, and demonstrating HOW 
all this weekend during the Fall Art Tour...
the notebooks, the linoleum block carving, the rocket rings,
the whiteline woodblock printmaking...
and then I discovered how to make those frames out of aluminum flashing,
and a little while ago I figured a great way to make card hangers of simple wire....

it doesn't stop

I can't help it

I art.

Thank-you! Flying Rabbit Press for helping me with the printing,
teaching me about presentation, and assembly, and simply taking care of me
because I tend to jump into projects without considering all the supporting factors.
Thank-you1 Mark of Spring Printing in Spring Green, Wisconsin 
for the stapler instructions
Thank-you! Mary D'Alton & Eric Ferguson of Convivio
for the encouragement to LetterPress.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Letterpress and Wedding Invitations

I was fortunate being asked to cut woodblocks for a wedding invitation
which would be printed by LetterPress, something new for me.
Chefs, with an organic farm, and an excellent catering business
told me a little about themselves and what they wanted, 
complete with notes.
A couple weeks later, I showed them my drawings of what they had in mind,
and then I showed them what I couldn't get out of mine.
The Dish runs away with the Spoon!
So,the largest block is cut into Cherry Wood,
which I will give to them as soon as I make a small copper plaque.

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. & are responsible for my new interest in letterpress block cutting.  
Thank-you. This was fun.

Art at CrossRoads

CrossRoads Coffeehouse has another fine show which includes one of the proofed prints off a block that is becoming a letterpressed card:
This show is actually the reason I got involved in making the frames.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Aluminum Frames

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

Framed artist proofs for Fall Art Tour

I'm #19.
On the left:
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.