Monthly Archives: June 2014

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.

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“Hedgie the Hedgehog”™ Notecards

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 … Continue reading

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“Hedgehog” Woodblock Print

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 … Continue reading

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Original Woodblock Print: Roadrunner

Made more woodblock prints of a roadrunner I had earlier cut to make notecards. This time, I used 140 lb. Canson watercolor paper, Speedball black block printing ink and a brayer.

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” Les Poétes Miserables “

The bulk of poetry with which we are confronted is dreadful. It doesn’t rhyme. It doesn’t scan. It’s frequently self-indulgent and wretched. Even where it may be comprehensible, it tends to be miserable. (Martin Newell, poet) Mr. Newll has written … Continue reading

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Woodblock Print: Great Horned Owl

Again, I had previously made note cards off the woodblock I did of a great horned owl. This time I made 5×7 prints off the block using Speedball black block printing ink on 140 lb. Canson watercolor paper, then double-matted … Continue reading

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“Once the Rose is Taken”

ONCE THE ROSE IS TAKEN (After reading Burne’s “Ye Banks and Braes O’ Boonie Doone”) By Poetic Meditations Once the rose is taken, once the prize is won, Once the fight, so fierce, is over and done And the heart … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Woodblock Print Original

Since I did a squirrel, I decided to make actual prints from a woodblock I had cut last year to make cards. This time, I printed it out with a brayer on 140 lb. Canson watercolor paper using Speedball pewter … Continue reading

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Woodblock Print: Squirrel

Decided to try printing out woodblock prints directly on to 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper and then double-matting them for framing. An actual woodblock squirrel print printed directly off the block, initialed and numbered can be ordered from Etsy.

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