Thursday, March 31, 2011

Never Pat A Bear

This book is another library sale find. A Little Golden Book, "Never Pat a Bear-A Book about Signs" was written by Mabel Watts, illustrated by Art Seiden and was published in 1971. The story isn't much but the fun illustrations and hand done type caught my eye. Here are some of my favorite pages. I particularly like the advice to "never pat a bear until it is a rug".

Monday, March 28, 2011

Turtle and Birdie

This is a card design that I am working on. It was inspired by the vintage turtle playing card (on the left). I'll probably simplify it so I can letterpress print the card, or I might do it as a linoleum block print. Or maybe both!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Letterpress Bird tags

I printed these birds from one of my linoleum blocks. I liked the idea of printing in white ink but I wish it were a little more opaque. I embellished the tags with pen and ink so each one is a little different.

Monday, March 14, 2011


We have an apricot tree in our back yard. Every spring we ge beautiful blossoms but in 15 years, we have yet to get an edible apricot.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Record Album Art

The antique store near work is crammed with all sorts of stuff that changes all the time. The owner gets a lot of estate sale items so you never know what you'll find. Like this vintage Polka music album for $1.
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