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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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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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Armadillo Woodblock Print and Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Armadillo”

Inspired by Durer’s rhinoceros woodcut, I did one of an armadillo. And now, Elizabeth Bishop’s poem dedicated to Robert Lowell, “The Armadillo”: THE ARMADILLO BY Elizabeth Bishop For Robert Lowell This is the time of year when almost every night … Continue reading

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“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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