Saturday, December 8, 2018

New product - Good Old Fashioned Tea Towels

New product - Good Old Fashioned Tea Towels featuring my drawing of a white pine pine cone.  100% cotton.  Measures approximately 25" x 25".  Hand printed in Oregon with non-toxic water based ink.  Versatile, durable, reusable, and paper free.  Machine wash and dry.  Available at:

In black ink:

There are only two in metallic copper:

Because the metallic flecks in the ink clog the silk screen there are (and will be) only two.  Drop dead beautiful but it's not possible at this point in time to print more with this ink.  Order immediately if this is your color.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Screen test

I haven’t seriously screen printed in many, many moons. It’s totally doable but it is a bit more challenging than I thought it would be and remember it being from years ago. What seems fundamentally simple is actually pretty darned complicated. Part of the challenge is admittedly self inflicted by the detail I want. Screen exposure calculator - it's defined by a mathematical process (painful for artist brains) to get the desired result range. Following the instructions step by step I now have a workable reference to use that makes sense for how long to expose the screens. No more random hit or miss which was driving me CRAZY:

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Sorry for the lack of posts. That's what happens when one encounters an unexpected technical difficulty when trying to push the boundary and the project still has to be finished. Learning curves can be a biscuit sometimes.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Future plans

I purchased an annual parking pass for 2019 for the Sauvie's Island Wildlife Refuge. I plan to spend time out there painting next year and somehow "next year" is right around the corner already. WHERE did 2018 go?