Sunday, January 12, 2014

off to a good start

dragonfly linocut, wip


“Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter,
but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.”
Richard Adams, Watership Down


The days have been spectacular with bouts of hard rain, winds mixed with fast moving clouds and brilliant sunshine. I managed to get a short bicycle ride out in the rain which was unplanned but fun. Today I walked about and enjoyed the sea-green ocean views and paynes grey clouds.

I spent this week working on drawings of bees, dragonflies and trees. And today I started the linocut of the dragonfly.

Last week I ran into a snag with my four year old digital camera. It decided to stop working, so for now all digital photos have to be with my computer which takes lousy photos. I have a G9 canon which seems to have a common defect of loose screws which short out the motherboard inside the camera. The camera is working off and on so maybe there is still hope for it's revival. Last resort will be for me to take it apart and find the loose screws. Hmmm ...


“I've always felt there is something sacred in a piece of paper that travels the earth from hand to hand, head to head, heart to heart.”
Robert Michael Pyle


For those who like snail mail (me! me! Me!), I am joining Kat's postcard swap for the second year in a row. You can find more information on her blog.

I also signed up for a print exchange through the Brooklyn Art Library. They host various art projects for which they open up to anyone, anywhere. In the past, I have joined their sketchbook projects.

For the print exchange, there is a limit of 500 printmakers for their annual worldwide print exchange. This year's theme is "Let This Be a Sign..."

And if you like art journaling with prompts for guidance, check out a year in the life of an art journal. I followed along with Rachel and her prompts last year and am looking forward to another year.

joining sunday sketches

6 comments:

  1. I keep meaning to try lino cut. You must need a lot of patience - especially to do a dragonfly's wings!!

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  2. I have always wanted to try lino cutting too - I will definitely give it a go.

    Hope you get the camera sorted out and Happy SS

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  3. There's been alot of hard rain in many places. In fact, half the time (3.5 weeks in the UK) it was raining hard. Hope you can stay warm and cozy inside. :)

    LOVE your workspace. It's so inviting. Perfect.

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  4. Can't wait to see you linocut prints of the dragonflies, Juana... Some of fave creature, draogflies! So sorry to hear about the demise of your digital camera...hope it's fixable... :O/ Happy Week ((HUGS))

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  5. I love your blog - very inpirational :)

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