Youngster and oldster
The so, so serious pup
The sincere grown up
The brows of both deep-furrowed
Asking how best to love you.
Here's my first Moku Hanga wooblock print. Not the undisputed masterpiece that I had intended to create, but a start. I hope there will be many more to come.
For more photos of the workshop, check out Annie Bissett's wonderful blog, woodblockdreams.
If I look worn out in this picture, I am! Brian left Friday morning and I'll get back to my drawing board this week.
7" X 5" pen and ink
Mitzi has got a delicious secret that she's sharing with Rosie. Both terriers, Mitzi is a Parson Jack Russell and Rosie is an Airdale. Don't you wonder what Mitzi's whispering?
Once we arrived in Seattle (Brooksville to Boston to Phoenix to Seattle) we flew in this tiny seaplane all the way up the east coast of Vancouver Island to Port McNeill.
A scene from the seaplane’s window. Later we boated over this same stretch of water.
Irandar in Frances Bay, which is Irving, the captain’s, favorite harbor in Desolation Sound.
Tom and Leslie on Newcastle Island across from Nanaimo.
Leslie at the helm of Irandar.
Tom and Irving pouring libations to a successful trip once we arrived in La Conner, Washington, Irandar’s home port. Notice my woodcut goose hanging next to Tom.
I have lots to share with you in the next few days about my "Dog Days 2009" calendar and my "Faces from the Farm" exhibit at the Blue Hill Co-op Cafe.
8" X 10" pen & ink
I had a birthday this week (We won't talk about that!) and Tom gave me a print of Holly Meade's wonderful woodblock fox. Kinsey gave me this great T-shirt to match. Holly is a woodblock print artist who lives in our next-door town, Sedgwick. She carves fabulous animals that I just love! Her fox will be an inspiration to me in my own woodblock carving.
The Christmas commissions are already starting to come in so stay tuned for more dog and cat portraits. I'm also designing next year's Dog Days Calendar -- maybe two! Don't know when I'll get back to my carving.
3.75" X 5" linocut
Wew! That's enough for one day! Thanks for putting up with me and all my blogging.