When I was a kid, I just loved Jello. I loved the colors and the flavors; and of course, I loved the squishy texture. What kid doesn’t? Well, I still love to play with gelatin – in the studio – not at the dinner table. If you’re not familiar with Gelatin Prints, you may think […]
Make Your Mark: Did you practice this week?
Practice may not make perfect (at least in my world), but it sure makes thing easier when it comes to carving linoleum blocks and sheets. I had a lovely ‘home alone’ weekend. With no worries about what my dear husband wanted to do, I took refuge in my studio on Saturday evening and carved 2 […]
Make Your Mark: Carving Basics
I’m the first to admit that I’m not a natural-born artist. Just like you, I have to start at the beginning, learn the basic skills, and practice. Heavy on the practice. Sound familiar? Good – I’m glad to know it’s not just me. Linoleum carving is no different. A little practice goes a long, long […]
Make Your Mark – CAREFULLY!
Last week I invited you to join my printmaking adventure using linoleum blocks and sheets. If you issued the intro, you can click over to the blog to read Make Your Mark and the New Product Announcement. link to previous blog posts. If you’re like me, you’ll want to jump right in the moment your […]
New Products: Easy-To-Cut Linoleum
In preparation for my series of articles on printmaking, we’ve added Easy-to-Cut Linoleum blocks and sheets to our Online Store. Most of the time I’ll refer to them as ‘lino’ products rather than linoleum. (It’s so much faster to type…) [If you are a shop owner, the answer to your question is YES. The Easy-To-Cut […]
Make Your Mark With Carved Tools
Ten or twelve years ago, I took a one-week Complex Cloth seminar with Jane Dunnewold, followed by a 2-year independent study course. (That was BP – Before Paintstiks took over my life!) I fondly think of Jane as the ‘godmother’ of art cloth. She is an amazing artist and one of the best teachers I’ve ever had […]