Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Winter Solstice

 


I think most folks assume grey is a depressing color. I don't. Because we have so many grey days I took on the challenge years ago to work with it and discovered there is a unique distinctive element to the color range. I don't know how to describe it other than it's a complicated quiet. This is the Columbia River out where I live. On the days the wind is still the river turns into a mirror.

"Winter Solstice"
4-1/2" x 12"
Colored Pencil

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Available as a blank notecard


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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Looking for a card that can be used for the holidays or any other occasion?

This card measures 5" x 7", blank on the inside so it's perfect for any occasion. The tactile effect from the letterpress print process is simply luxurious on heavy textured cardstock. It's printed in elegant copper ink. The finish of the paper is perfect for writing short or long notes using a ball point, marker or traditional ink pen. The card comes with an elegant neutral green envelope - perfect for mailing. Printed for me by Letterpress PDX (the best). Comes in sets of five.  Also available as a single card.



Veterans Show

Two of my drawings were accepted in the Oregon Society of Artists 

VETERANS SHOW

On-site: November 5-23, 2020
On-line: November 5, 2020 - January 5, 2021 

Oregon Society of Artists 
2185 SW Park Pl, Portland, OR 97205

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Tissue wrapping paper

Taking a drawing that was executed on paper and making it reproduceable in a digital world is a bit of a learning process. My lifetime motto has always been any day I learned something new is a good day. I probably have about a years worth of good days in the bank on this one. So here is my first tissue wrapping paper design - now in production.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Back to work

Picking up where I left off to work for a couple of months for the Census which turned in to eight months.

First thing, I got a new card into production. Watch for the reveal in two weeks. It's an existing image presented in a new way. Exploring possibilities while I prepare for a future project. More on that later. While preparing the image for printing I learned a new method to convert my line drawings so they can easily go from paper where they are drawn to a digital version so they can be printed with a fraction of the effort I was putting into it before this. I wish I knew this before but you know the old saying, better late than never.

Then I revamped all of my packaging so everything will have a new look starting in November (just in time for the holidays). Basically I am tying up a bunch of loose ends so I can get back to work (fun really).

Sunday, October 11, 2020

The Pelican


I have an interesting project in the works using the letterpress printing process that I am excited to share. Letterpress originated in the 1400s and was the primary form of printing and communication for more than 500 years. Over time it has evolved into an art form. Letterpress printing creates pieces that have a fascinating tactile relief quality setting it apart from offset or digital print processes.

The image is from my collection of drawings I created of Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood in Oregon. The hand carved newel posts on the stairs are just some of the fascinating features within the lodge. Each post features a different bird or animal of the Pacific Northwest. This particular card was an experiment and I have to say, I am beyond delighted with how it turned out.

This card measures 5" x 7", blank on the inside so it's perfect for any occasion. The tactile effect from the print process is simply luxurious on heavy textured cardstock. The finish of the paper is perfect for writing short or long notes using a ball point, marker or traditional ink pen. The card comes with a simple white envelope perfect for mailing. Printed for me by Letterpress PDX (the best). Available as individual cards and also in sets.  

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