Friday, May 12, 2017

5/12/17

Tucson Mountains

I seem to have fallen down the rabbit hole of printmaking! It all started with the making of stamps.  I was reminded of my days creating linocut Christmas cards back in the 1970's. I can't carve linoleum any more due to hand issues but the new carving mediums are really easy on the hands. I began with something called Speedy Carve which is the pink stuff. I liked it fine until I tried the Soft Cut. That was dreamy too but then I found Moo carve and all my prayers were answered. The stuff is amazing. It is soft yet firm and carves like "buttah". So Moo Carve it is for now unless I find something better that is.

I also discovered a great use for some old gelli prints that I had laying around. Anyone who does any sort of gelatin printing will know what I mean.....they take up a lot of space. So I tried printing on some of them and that worked really well.

Tucson Mountains

Here is another one I did that I really like as well in two different colors.

Desert Flower

Desert Flower
And finally this one:

Reaching Flower

I am thinking about making some cards again. Perhaps I will even re-open my Etsy shop again. Although I never had a whole lot of success with that. We will see. Right now I am enjoying the meditative and repetitive process of the carving, inking, and printing.

4 comments:

Robbie said...

First off, your prints are wonderful! Moo Carve? Never heard of it but I certainly will look it up!! You are a great resource for me of new products! Thanks again!!

My name is Erika. said...

Your prints are amazing. They are probably the perfect way to heal and get through the days while you morn your dad get through a New England spring. Which all know what that's been like some days. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and maybe we see some sun and warmer temperatures soon. Hugs-Erika

Gina said...

Beautiful prints Roberta. I love their apparent simplicity... Although I know there is nothing simple about the thought or work that goes into them.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I LOVE this art, but have no idea how you created it, lol. It's all so foreign to me. I see these designs being done in a quilt block. How cool would that be!!

Happy Mother's Day.
xx, CArol