It’s that time of year, kids. Craft fairs, of all kinds, going on in your community center, church, or convention center. Last weekend, I decided to jump into that world again. I don’t know why I waited so long after moving to Germany to do something like this, except to say I was a little slow to get my bearings after moving. I knew I didn’t … Continue reading Craft Fair Season is Upon Us!
Whew, back again from another trip, this time to England. Mike and I spent most of the time in the country, but took one day to go to London. My goal was to see the Anselm Kiefer exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts, a retrospective I highly recommend. If I had to use one word to describe Anselm Kiefer’s work, I would say “Layers.” … Continue reading Layers upon Layers: Anselm Kiefer at the RA
I love nautical folk art. When I was a kid, my mom would get me a doughnut at the little cafe in our grocery store. There was an old-fashioned-looking, carved panel of a whale on the wall that I remember very well. It represented everything that Ohio was not. It seemed to be from another age and another world; a world of stormy seas, sailors, and tall … Continue reading “I miss the Sea” Mermaid Linocut Print
Whew! It has been a busy summer. Back in Ohio at the moment. Often when I travel, I just can’t find my creative groove and my sketchbook lies forgotten at the bottom of my suitcase for the whole trip. This time has been different, though. My inspiration? A short little family camping trip in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. There, I got to know a … Continue reading Artistic Inspiration: Corvids are Cool
What is resingrave, you ask? It is a relatively new printmaking material, invented as an alternative to boxwood hardwood, an endangered species. It consists of an epoxy resin surface, which is bonded onto a wood block or masonite. It is difficult to carve, but it yields a lovely embossed surface on the paper and it offers the opportunity for fine detail. Carving the resingrave took … Continue reading Adventures in Printmaking: Resingrave Etching