Category Archives: linoleum block prints

Yes? Lady Leopard Wants to Know

This linoleum block print captures a leopard I saw at the zoo, turning around with quite the question on her face. I so loved the spots that showed up so clearly in my photos so I decided to just print the spots It’s printed in black on white rice paper and hand-colored with watercolor tints. […]

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“Awakening” in Warm Autumn Colors

When I created this 16″ round linoleum block print in 2004, I’d intended for it to be versatile. Beginning with my Tortie Girls block prints a few years previous I’d worked out the mechanics of printing on rice paper that could be hand-tinted to add color in various media, from dustings of pastel to watercolors […]

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Decorate Your Autumn Table With a Tortie Tablecloth

Handmade of unbleached cotton muslin, this little accent tablecloth is 36″ x 36″ and has the same image, “The Roundest Eyes”, printed and hand-tinted four times, one on each corner. It is signed and dated below the design and has my handwritten “label” reading “handmade, hand-printed, hand-painted” and the year. Washing instructions are included on […]

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Hemp and Jute Wildlife Tote Bags

I’ve been enjoying trying out the various pre-made tote bags I can purchase to print on. I’ve always wanted to see my lady leopard, “Yes?”, on a burlap bag and in my searches found various large and small bags in hemp and jute, lined and unlined, large and small. I imprinted a few bags to […]

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Fun New Hand-Printed Wrapping Paper, “Colorful Tabbies”

“Tabbies” is a linoleum block print, and each sheet of paper is hand-printed on 100# Kraft paper that is more or less 24″ x 30″; my paper is 30″ wide, and I do my best to cut it from the roll at 24″, usually a little generous. Because these designs are larger this wrapping paper […]

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Tortie Girls Tees for a Colorful Summer

These white cotton tees are hand-printed with a linoleum block, then hand-painted to resemble the coloring of my tortie girls, Cookie and Kelly. I sign and number each shirt, just as I would a print on paper. Fabric is lightweight 100% organic African cotton and made in Tanzania bought in a huge lot by Dharma […]

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May Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Kelly’s Morning Bath

You’re probably familiar with “The Roundest Eyes”, a block print inspired by Kelly. She also inspired another block print—the “Kelly’s Morning Bath” prints were the first feline pictorial block print I designed all the way back in 1998, even before The Tortie Girls duo of block prints in 2001. I’d featured “Kelly’s Morning Bath” just […]

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A Spring “Awakening”

When I created this 16″ round linoleum block print in 2004, I’d intended for it to be versatile. Beginning with my Tortie Girls block prints a few years previous I’d worked out the mechanics of printing on rice paper that could be hand-tinted to add color in various media, from dustings of pastel to watercolors […]

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Hand-printed Valentine Cards Inspired by Valentine Candy Hearts

I usually print these little linocuts in earth tones or “tabby colors”, but I’ve been itching to use brights and pastels and all sorts of combinations with them. I decided they made cute valentines and that’s a great reason to create hand-printed cards in magenta on pink, violet, magenta and red card stock, embellished with […]

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Add a Little Tortitude to Your Kitchen With Tortie Girls Trays

Today when Mimi and I stepped out to feed the birds it reminded me so much of the mornings I had spent out there with Cookie and later Kelly. I held off feeding the birds, got my stuff before the sun moved any higher, and was especially gratified when, in photographing the trays together, a […]

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