Trial by Fire: Bushtit’s Nest

I was just about to give a lovely, little update on the super-carving-intensive, 9-color, single-plate, reduction linocut I had been working on for its debut at my first ever Sierra Art Trails in early October, when a series of unhappy, fire-related delays began.  We've been evacuated or pre-evacuated 3 times in the last month, with …

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The Drive Home – Last Oaktown Print

Almost two months ago, I decided to jump on an intriguing print exchange put together by the wildly successful Sketchbook Project folks.  I am one of 500 artists creating a 12-print edition using hand-made methods of printmaking; The theme is The Drive Home. In February, I thought, "That seems like a blast!"  What I hadn't …

Catalog Cameo

Forget the Super Bowl! The moment in February I always look forward to has arrived! My 2013 McClain's catalog hit the mailbox!  Full color photographs of drool-worthy supplies and tools for the Relief Printmaker, it is also stuffed with inspirational art from McClain's fans, both beginners and well-known, established artists.  Flipping through, I found my …