28 September 2021

2021 Mokuhanga Conference

The Sumi-Fusion: Mokuhanga & Nara conference will take place in Nara Japan from December 1 to 3, and, because of travel restrictions, the conference will also be presented virtually. That means we all can go!

Themed around Japanese sumi ink, the color black, and woodblock printing, the conference will feature over 30 paper presentations, demonstrations, open portfolios and accompanying print and book exhibitions, as well as virtual tours of the ancient capital of Nara and sumi production. Early bird registration ends on October 9.

14 September 2021

Woodblock Dreams Tarot!

 If you don't follow me on Instagram you may not know that I've spent the past year and a half creating woodblock art for a self-published tarot deck. I'm not gonna lie, it was a slog sometimes, as a full tarot deck consists of 78 images. But I finished the art, scanned it, prepped the digital files, wrote a guidebook, designed a box, made a web site, and now it's all at the printer! I expect to receive the first edition of decks in early October.

On the new Woodblock Dreams Tarot web site you can find images of all 78 cards, a downloadable PDF version of the guidebook, some background on the project, and a link to order a deck.

Currently I'm offering a limited-time pre-order special, with free shipping in the USA and reduced shipping overseas, available from now through September 26, 2021. Here are the details:

• Standard size tarot cards (2.75 x 4.75 in) on 350 gsm card stock
• Limited first edition of 500 decks
• All decks signed and numbered
• Sturdy 2-piece box
• 52-page guidebook included
• FREE SHIPPING in USA; reduced shipping overseas
• $75/deck plus sales tax as applicable