Hummingbird Woodblock Print

Hummingbird Woodblock Print

Hummingbird Woodblock Print

Several weeks ago, I put up a hummingbird feeder out on the patio. The next day, a hummingbird showed up to feed. Now there are two hummingbirds who come around several times a day. They make a little pipping noise which alerts me to their presence. Made a woodblock print and printed out original prints. You can order a double-matted original print at PoeticExpressions.

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Percy Bysshe Shelley in the Modern World

Beachcomber logo (Exptess.co.uk)

Beachcomber logo (Exptess.co.uk)

Check out the humorous, imaginary conversation between Percy Bysshe Shelley and a girl he meets in the park compliments of The Express’s Beachcomber column (love the woodblock image). Column link here.

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Christmas in July Arts and Crafts Fair

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Just finished another arts and crafts fair this weekend. For whatever reasons, not that many people came, but it sure was nice sitting in an air-conditioned building all day. Sold mostly notecard sets. Only a few people took the time to stop and read the poems.

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Rooster Woodblock Notecards

Multicolor Rooster Notecards

Reproduced the rooster woodblock print on color card stock (red, yellow, blue, neon green, forest green). Lined up for the photo, they kinda-sorta have a Andy Warhol effect? A set of notecards can be ordered at my not-so Etsy-successful shop.

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Rooster Woodblock Print

"Rooster" Woodblock Print

Finished cutting a woodblock of a rooster last week and printed it out on ten sheets of Canson 140 lb. watercolor paper using black Speedball block printing ink and a brayer. An original print (signed and numbered) can be ordered from PoeticExpressions on Etsy.

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“Hedgie the Hedgehog”™ Notecards

Hedgie the Hedgehog™

Hedgie the Hedgehog™

Yesterday, I made notecards from the woodblock I cut of a hedgehog. Couldn’t resist giving it a name, so I came up with Hedgie the Hedgehog™ (Hedgie being short for Hedginald). Why stop at naming, so I came up with the phrase: “Livin’ life each day the hedgehog way!© And yes, a set of Hedgie’s notecards can be yours from my Etsy shop, PoeticExpressions.

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“Hedgehog” Woodblock Print

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In getting ready for an arts and crafts fair next month, I cut this woodblock of a hedgehog. The photo is the block after it’s been inked. Its quills offered a challenge I couldn’t resist. Many years ago, after watching a Kipper the Dog episode where he and his pal, Tiger, are hedgehog watching, hedgehogs seem to keep popping up in my life.

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