Merry early Christmas and restart of the Mayan year!! We survived! I wasn't sure there, but we made it. I want to share the Christmas card I made this year...I can never stand to do just a traditional thing, it has to be weird in some way I guess. =)
...I was determined to make some more bags for my shop but since I have no pending orders waiting to be filled, and I'm a little bit burned out on bags, I gave myself the gift of play time. Lots of play time. Today is how my living room looks...
I sometimes have a bad habit of not cleaning up one project before jumping into another (don't worry, I have since put things away). In this picture you can see....at least 3 different projects in various states of completion. My main pride today is this print!
Better pictures will be taken for sure. I was inspired by a very simplistic drawing I saw on pinterest of a face with a curious fish hat and went from there. Here's the original drawing on lino.
I miss school and printmaking a lot. I imagine there'll be more in the future. This is the first time since school that I tried to do a layered print and this definitely makes me want to make more. With more layers =) My registration is a little iffy but that's always been the case with me, and considering I was doing this ultra low-tech (I transferred the ink with a wooden spoon) I'm happy with the results. I am debating whether I should try to sell these. thoughts?
I also made some new cards for my shop...or rather I finally got around to printing them. Truth be told, I carved the actual block for these cards months ago, but it was too big for the card size and I had a hard time cutting it down to the right size...I guess it only took a few months for me to get over that because I cut it down last week and went to printing!
It's a little fantasy skyscape, little islands floating in the breeze. It kind of reminds me of a cross between Neverland and the Super Mario games in the clouds. And maybe a bit of a Hayao Miyazaki influence too.
I hope everyone has a lovely holiday with lots of food, family, and good times. Happy christmas y'all!