24 May 2010

Join Me at the Eric Carle Museum?

At 1 PM on Saturday, June 5th I'll be participating in a panel discussion at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Arts in Amherst, MA, titled "Printmaking for a Better Planet." Moderated by Liz Chalfin, Director of Zea Mays, the panel of four artists will present a discussion/slide show on sustainable printmaking in conjunction with the Carle's exhibition of Antonio Frasconi prints.

After the panel, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, I'll be demonstrating Japanese woodblock printing in the Art Studio along with demonstrations of trace monotype by Pamela Crawford.

I hope to see you there!

19 May 2010

Welcome to My New Studio!

Twelve days ago I moved across town to a one-level ranch house on a quiet side street just off our local 11+ mile bike path. There's a detached one-car garage that I hope to someday turn into a studio, but for now I've set up a spare bedroom that looks like it will serve quite well as my woodblock/illustration studio.

Here are photos going clockwise around the room. Soon it will NOT look this neat :)

North Wall - eight feet of surface for printmaking. I love the high window with its view of sky and treetops.

East Wall - laser printer plus seven feet of desk surface. Views of the neighborhood and a pear tree.

South Wall - old library card drawers plus flat files

West wall - closet with shelving added for storage. I may or may not keep the tambura in here, but isn't it pretty?

I'm anxious to get back to work and fix up my last Pilgrim print.