Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017 linocut

Linocut and TuFu poem excerpt 

In my area we could experience a partial solar eclipse.   To commemorate the experience, I sent out this linocut to some friends.   NASA had lots of photos of previous eclipses to inspire this linocut.

And by chance, my local thrift store had a 1932 National Geographic that covered the solar eclipse from that year.  It was interesting to read about the effort and the experience of the people involved in documenting it back in 1932.

unaddressed envelope

For the envelope, I used another linocut which has various sized circles, to decorate the envelope with eclipses.  For the sun and moon, I used a cork to stamp the envelope with yellow and white circles.

A page from the magazine, my linocut all went into the envelope along with a usps solar eclipse stamp.   These were a lot of fun to put together!

For photos of my solar eclipse day, please visit my other blog:  http://galleryjuana.blogspot.com/2017/08/solar-eclipse-2017.html

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


buttoned cat in vest and bowtie

Pero el gato quiere ser solo gato y todo es gato desde bigote a cola
Pablo Neruda
But all a cat wants to be is a cat and nothing but cat from head to tail. 
Pablo Neruda

This week on scribble picnic, the theme is buttoned which has inspired this dapper cat in a buttoned vest and bowtie. I've drawn this with sumi ink and De Atramentis document inks. It's a greeting card that I'll be sending to my sister. Above and below are some of my favorite cat quotes.

And how to you know you're mad?

To begin with, said the cat, a dog's not mad. You grant that?

I suppose so, said Alice.

Well then, the cat went on, you see a dog growls when it's angry, and wags it's tail when it's pleased.

Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore, I'm mad.
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Wishing everyone a creative week.

joining Scribble Picnic

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


journal pages, curtain

This week's theme for scribble picnic is "curtain" which had me thinking of different types of curtains other than the kind that cover windows. Hair covering a person's face came to mind as a way we drape ourselves. I also found a beautiful quote by L. Montgomery.

wishing everyone a productive week!
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