Sunday, January 8, 2017

52 Weeks of Linocuts on Textile: Week 1

I have always loved beautifully embroidered fabrics and exquisite textiles, especially handwoven silks, cottons, and wools. So when I was given exotic handwoven African textiles back in October and asked to make a book from them, it took me a few days to figure out how I was going to tell stories with fabric.  I wrote a few blog posts about my experiences, but did not have time to follow up as much as I intended.

Now I have a convenient venue: I am participating in a 52 Week challenge on Instagram organized by the Kristin Axtman, founder of Brooklyn Haberdashery.  During the next 52 Weeks, I will also blog about my experiences of printing on textiles and turning cloth pages into storybooks.

Week 1, Linocut on patchwork

Detail of linocut on patchwork

Patchwork before ironing and printing.  

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Life: Feel it, Live it, Enjoy it

One of my older designs
I've been working on a new website and going through my old designs.  I will always love this one for its simplicity and truth.  

Stay tuned to see my new designs.  Hoping you are having a wonderful New Year!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New York City

Beginning the New Year where it all started: New York City
East 73rd Street
Starry Night

Saturday, December 31, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 365

Balancing Act

Finding the Right Balance
Handmade Book 365

Materials 
1. Lithographs
2. Linocuts
3. Vintage maps
4. Pastels
5. Acrylic paints
6. Pencils
7. Vellums
8. Stamps

Binding & Cover
1. Book boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Drawings
2. Mixed Media
3. Linocuts

4. Lithographs

Text
Letter From a Serious Man

Friday, December 30, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 364

The perpetual struggle . . .

The perpetual struggle between our desire to control our fate and the ability to do so.
Life

~excerpt from Handmade Book 364 by Suzanne Coley

Materials 
1. Linocuts
2. Handmade papers (made in Baltimore)
3. Vintage maps
4. Pastels
5. Acrylic paints
6. Pencils
7. Vellums

Binding & Cover
1. Book boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Drawings
2. Mixed Media
3. Linocuts

4. Silkscreens

Text
Restroom


Thursday, December 29, 2016

365 Handmade Books: Painted Songs, Day 363

Handmade Book 363

Materials 
1. Etching
2. Linocuts
3. Vintage maps
4. Pastels
5. Acrylic paints
6. Pencils
7. Vellums

Binding & Cover
1. Book boards .087
2. Archival adhesives
3. Acrylic mediums
4. Linen thread

Techniques
1. Drawings
2. Mixed Media
3. Linocuts

4. Silkscreens

Text
Her Only ID