Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Body snatchers

I stumbled across the lair of these alien creatures yesterday. I'm fairly certain they will take over my body if I fall asleep. Either that or they're fiddleheads. If that's the case, I'll probably eat them.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Edgar Allan Poe linocut

This is a proof of a very little (2.5" x 2.75") lino I've been picking at this week. The colour background was actually printed about six or eight years ago on parchment paper. I did a whole pile of blended colour squares and poked them away. Found them recently so I thought I'd put them to use.

The second impression (black) is Poe. It was a tough one. With such a small image area, there was little room for detail. I wasn't happy with the outcome; I lost the resemblance somewhere along the way. I might start again with a larger plate. Or, I might make some equally small Poe-related icons and print a little series using those squares.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


After a slew of contractor nightmares these past few years, I've decided to hire this Maple tree to take down my sun deck.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New twit on the block

So I joined Twitter the other day to see what the hubbub's all about. Although I'm enjoying following a few people, I don't see the allure yet.

Started following Kevin Smith but had to immediately block him... I was overwhelmed. No wonder he's got so few movies on the go these days:  he's too busy entertaining his legion of followers.

However, I was glad to find cartoonist Tom Gauld and illustrator Mattias Adolfsson. Two of my favs.

The sketchbook doodle above illustrates my first impression. But the jury's still out. If your so inclined, I'm @doodlepalooza.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Old Burroughs linocut

This is a linocut print from 6 years ago.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Detective final

Finished a small set of prints with the Detective lino: four in total with a little watercolour zest. Available in the shop.

Gardening tomorrow... don't care if winter has another sneak-attack planned. I'll work in the greenhouse if I have to.

Image: 4" x 6"
Paper: 6" x 8"


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