progression of a snowed in day off

Today was a blessing in that I had the option of going out in the cold, or staying parked in the driveway.  Of course, I stayed in and had quite a productive day.  I had a set of birthday cards and thank you notes to finish for a custom order, which were fun to do.  Half were original watercolor illustrations, and the thank you notes were printed from a hand cut lino block.

I haven’t been overly happy with the last bunch of blocks I bought.  They seem dry, and with the compressed wood on the back, don’t print well. Last week I thought I’d test out one of my old illustration concepts with the Speedball Speedy-Curve blocks.  I’m already much more satisfied, just after the first 10 prints.  I plan to sell them in February at the Hearts and Crafts show at Java’s on Gibbs St.  The word bubble will read “you’re steamy”.



Filed under Calligraphy, Cards, Creatives, etsy, Illustration

3 responses to “progression of a snowed in day off

  1. what are “speedy curve blocks”? in my classroom i use this soft, rubbery-ish printing block stuff that carves with SUCH EASE and is real flexible. is that the same thing? i can cut it up into small sections with just one cut with my exacto.

    great work, as always 🙂

  2. Carla

    I’m loving the teapot lino, and it’s nice to hear you’ll be in Rochester for Hearts and Crafts!!!

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