Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Treetop Love Factories

Dear blog, I finished my newest linocut yesterday. I finally broke down and bought some big sheets of linoleum and new cutting tools. I got a set of 4 Namisei Moku Hanga To cutters, and I am incredibly happy with them. I bought Blick's Wondercut linoleum, and it cuts like a dream.

I got the idea for this woodcut from a National Geographic article about Redwood trees that are so huge that other trees grow on their limbs and get big enough to produce cones. I had this image in my mind of little villages or factories all on tree limbs, and maybe the tree limbs were so large that the villages and/or factories weren't even aware that they weren't on the ground. But, obviously the trees in the linocut are leaning more towards birches than redwoods.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

handmade salmon

Dear blog,
I've been making lots of salmon-related things lately. First was my halloween costume, then my newest woodcut.
The new woodcut, which I think I'm calling "Upstream", is aaaalmost my biggest yet. I have sore hands to prove it.
My Halloween costume was made out of 3/4" foam, which I painted in a salmon-y fashion. I then made it into a sash with a ribbon.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

new Etsy shop

I just opened a brand new Etsy shop exclusively for woodcuts. Although they come from wood, they have such a different feel from the things in my original Etsy shop, I thought they warranted their own place. Check it!

I'm going to be hard at work producing more woodcuts over the next few months, because I just found out that I'm going to be having a solo show at a gallery here in Anchorage!