I know that I’m one of many in saying this, but I am getting progressively more interested in the carving designs utilized in the 1600s. Perhaps in some way I’m feeling a connection with some of my dad’s Scandinavian family who arrived in Delaware in the 1656 timeframe. 566 more words
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the puzzle shooter ( a p o e m )
parapets & paratroopers parrots pecking speckled roosters onion rings & solar saturn pupils swat the ogre tutor penguin suits & twinkled pewter tudors smocking wrinkled suitors battle ships & phantom caverns dragons snap the shattered rulers pepper pots & barracudas puffins tooting stolen scooters knotted vests & battered taverns badgers blast the silver tuba snorkel snorts & sunken scuba drunken tinkers trawling sewers pitta bread & splattered patterns settle sings the puzzle shooter ...
I’m using Caligo Safe Wash Relief inks to print my ‘Oak’ linocut. When it came to printing the dark green layer defining the acorn and its leaves I found the mix of phthalo green and phthalo blue ink was really slippery, it didn’t roll out like ‘velvet’ and I didn’t get that ‘kiss’ sound between the rolled out ink and brayer. 184 more words
Happy September darlings!
Possibly my favourite month of all. For the last couple of weeks the leaves have been trying on a different colour ( and so have I) and as we are now into autumn ( by the Gregorian calendar used by the met office) I can happily use the A word and not be booed and feel like a summer hating killjoy. 486 more words