Category Archives: Woodcut engraving

“Tea Time and Roses” Woodblock Print

Cut this woodblock image from a still-life I set up and photographed, then hand-printed it out.

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Great-Horned Owl Woodblock Print

Finished printing out a woodblock print of a great-horned owl. OWL by Edward Thomas DOWNHILL I came, hungry, and yet not starved, Cold, yet had heat within me that was proof Against the north wind; tired, yet so that rest … Continue reading

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A Grasshopper, a Cricket and John Keats

Finished two more woodblock prints, this time of a grasshopper and a cricket. As we transition into autumn, here’s John Keats’s meditative and ever-so lovely sonnet, On the Grasshopper and Cricket: ON THE GRASSHOPPER AND CRICKET By John Keats The … Continue reading

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Lord Byron

Took the woodblock image of Byron I originally made for postcards and reproduced it on card stock and added a hand-stamped background to make this blank note card. I HAVE NOT LOVED THE WORLD Lord Byron, from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage … Continue reading

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Common Black Ant

Recently finished this woodblock of a common black ant. THE IDLER Idle hands may be the devil’s workshop, But a pickpocket’s keep busy stealing. A man has to work if he is to eat, But man shall not live on … Continue reading

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New Wine: Old Wineskins

Did this woodblock print from a photo still life I set up and made this note card for a local winery. The theme: “The Good Life” (click to enlarge image.) THE OLD WINESKIN Neither do men put new wine into … Continue reading

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The Poet, Thomas Hood and the Artist, Zevi Blum

Came across an illustration of Ruth by the artist and Cornell professor, Zevi Blum, who passed away in 2011. Fascinated by the lines and thought it would be a worthy challenge to see if I could do a woodcut of … Continue reading

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Hamish Maclaren’s “Wasp and Bee”

Inspired by the black pattern on a wasp, I did a woodblock print of one and found this poem by the Scottish poet, Hamish Maclaren: WASP AND BEE, or WHAT NOW, MORALIST? From high endeavour On his bright wings, The … Continue reading

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Long-Horned Beetle ( Woodblock print )

I felt inspired by the pattern on a long-horn beetle ( Macrodontia cervicornis ), the largest beetle in existence, to do a woodblock print.  I haven’t felt inspired enough to write a poem about one, so I found this one … Continue reading

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Robert Frost’s “The Sound of the Trees”

  Another woodblock print, this time of a youngish Robert Frost, and his poem, “The Sound of the Trees.” THE SOUND OF THE TREES Robert Frost I wonder about the trees. Why do we wish to bear Forever the noise … Continue reading

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